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October 29, 2010
Jim Martin, 603 271-3710

DES and BIA to Host Water Symposium
Day-long symposium on Nov. 17 will feature presentations from EPA Regional Administrator Curt Spalding and DES Commissioner Tom Burack.

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services and the Business and Industry Association will present a day-long symposium on November 17 on water use and regulation in New Hampshire. The symposium, which includes continental breakfast and lunch, will be held at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost to attend is $95 for BIA and Capitol Connect members and $130 for non members.

Ideal for directors, managers, consultants, lawyers and other employees who deal with a variety of environmental and water use issues within their companies, the water symposium will provide a full day of programs addressing topics such as reports from legislative water study commissions, new proposals for surface water quality standards, stormwater management during commercial or industrial property redevelopment.

DES Commissioner Tom Burack will be discussing DES’s strategic direction within the context of long-term sustainability and climate change, and the department’s current water resources planning effort.

EPA Regional Administrator Curt Spalding will keynote the luncheon and share his thoughts on national environmental and regulatory trends that will impact New Hampshire’s regulatory community.

Several hour-long plenary sessions and two networking breaks will round out the remainder of the conference. To register for this event or to view the agenda, visit and look for the symposium details under “Programs and Events.”

The water symposium is sponsored by GeoInsight Inc. (Lunch); Mclane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton P.A. (Breakfast); Eastern Analytical Inc. Golder Associates Inc.; GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc.; Nobis Engineering Inc.; Normandeau Associates; Pennichuck Water Works Inc.; Public Service of New Hampshire; Sanborn, Head & Associates Inc.; Associated General Contractors of NH and Devine Millimet.

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