WATER: TOO MUCH OR NOT ENOUGH? From Rain Bombs to Drought

APA Connecticut Chapter


Friday, March 31, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. EDT

Haddam, CT, United States

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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

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Ian Gibson

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

Michael Dietz


David Vallee

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

Roger Wolfe

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

Kirk Westphal

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

Ryan Tetreault

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

Elaine Sistare

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

Amanda Ryan

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

David Radka

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

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

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Jeanne Davies, jdavies@ctrcd.org