A comprehensive workshop for planners examining the impact of changing weather patterns on communities and a variety of adaptive responses for municipalities, residents, and businesses. How do we plan for this aspect of our changing weather? The impacts affect our personal lives and the communities we live in, including the challenges of managing infrastructure, maintaining adequate water supplies, supporting local agriculture, fighting insect borne disease, and planning for smart design.
Presentations from experts in the field of drought and climate will provide in depth education during this four and a half hour event
Hydrologist-in-Charge, NOAA/NWS/Northeast River Forecast Center
David Vallee is the Hydrologist-in-Charge of the National Weather Service’s Northeast River Forecast Center. The center provides detailed water resource and life-saving flood forecasting services to National Weather Service Forecast Offices and the hundreds of federal, state and local water resource entities ... Read More
Ian is the manager of Wellstone Farm, a family-operated, all-natural produce farm located in Higganum, CT. Wellstone Farm focuses on sustainability and healthy soil and produces vegetables, flowers, berries and herbs. The farm supports three local farmers markets, three florists, several restaurants and a small CSA. Ian’s interest in ... Read More
Anne Lacouture Penniman
Anne is a registered landscape architect with 25 years of experience in both public and private work. Since founding the firm in 1991, Anne has implemented designs that range in scale from private contemplative gardens to public park master planning. Many of her projects have received regional awards and recognition ... Read More
Director of Water Resources and Planning for The Connecticut Water Company
David has been employed by The Connecticut Water Company, a subsidiary of Connecticut Water Service, Inc., since 1988, where he currently holds the position of Director of Water Resources and Planning. He holds a B.S. in chemistry and ... Read More
Amanda is a Municipal Stormwater Educator primarily responsible for statewide outreach and education to communities and institutions regulated by the state Municipal Separate Stormwater Sewer Systems (MS4) general permit.
Amanda has experience in regional planning, municipal conservation, and served two tours as an active duty Coast Guard officer. Amanda is ... Read More
Elaine is a Professional Engineer and Project Manager, CDM Smith
Elaine is a registered engineer in CT, RI and MA, and has 17 years of experience working on water, wastewater and stormwater projects. Ms. Sistare is Task Manager for the Connecticut State Water Plan, drawing upon her experience with Connecticut ... Read More
Supervising Environmental Analyst, Connecticut Department of Public Health
Environmental Health Section, Private Well Program & Environmental Laboratory Certification Program
Ryan received a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resources Management Engineering from the University of Connecticut. He has 14 years of experience as an engineer in the Department of Public Health ... Read More
Kirk is a Professional Engineer and Project Manager, CDM Smith
Kirk has 25 years of experience as an engineer and water planner. Currently serving as Project Manager for the Connecticut State Water Plan, he has served as the Technical Director for the first phase of the South Carolina Statewide Water ... Read More
Coordinator for the Wetland Habitat and Mosquito Management (WHAMM) Program, Connecticut Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), Bureau of Natural Resources, Wildlife Division.
Roger has 31 years as an Environmental Scientist working in mosquito control and coastal wetland management and restoration; 12 years with the Delaware Division of Fish ... Read More