System Finances and Funding, Preparing for Emergencies, and Regulatory Updates (Floods, Droughts, and Emergencies Happen...Are You Ready?)

Susquehanna River Basin Commission

October 18, 2018

October 18, 2018

4423 N. Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110

Workshop Agenda 

List of Participants 

8:00 AM   Registration, Continental Breakfast (Provided)
8:30 AM   Welcome and Workshop Overview (Andrew Dehoff, P.E., Executive Director, SRBC)
8:35 AM   Hydrologic Extremes, The Elephant in the Closet (Benjamin Pratt, P.E., C.F.M., SRBC)
9:00 AM   Simplifying Asset Management: It's About What's in it for You (Heather Himmelberger, P.E., Director of Southwest Environmental Finance Center at the University of New Mexico)
10:00 AM   Break
10:15 AM   Preparing Your Water System: Emergency Preparedness and Resiliency (Patti Kay Wisniewski, Drinking Water Security Coordinator, USEPA Region III)
10:45 AM   Water & Wastewater Emergencies: Help is Only a Phone Call (or text or email) Away (Mike Snyder, Pennsylvania’s Water / Wastewater Agency Response Network (PaWARN))
11:15 AM   Safe Drinking Water Regulatory Update (Dawn Hissner, PADEP Bureau of Safe Drinking Water, Environmental Program Manager, Operations, Monitoring & Compliance; Edgar Chescattie, PADEP Bureau of Safe Drinking Water, Environmental Program Manager, Training and Technical Services Division)
12:00 AM   Networking and Lunch (Provided)
12:45 PM   Panel Discussion - Funding Considerations for Public Water Suppliers COSTARS (Bruce Beardsley); Pennvest (Brion Johnson); SEDA-COG (Tyler Dombroski); USDA (Sue Gantz); USEPA (Karen Fligger)
1:45 PM   Water Finance Clearinghouse (Sonia Brubaker, Acting Director, USEPA Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Finance Center)
2:15 PM   Break
2:30 PM   Conducting AWWA Water Audits in PADEP's Outreach Assistance Program: Initial Findings and Progress (George Kunkel, P.E., PADEP Public Services Institute Instructor)
3:30 PM   Adjourn
This workshop has been approved for two contact hours for Pennsylvania Certified Water Operators (drinking water contact hours).