Funding and Resource Management Considerations for Public Water Suppliers

Susquehanna River Basin Commission

To be hosted at the Big Flats Community Center, 476 Maple St, Big Flats, NY 14814, on May 8, 2019 8:30-3:30

Public Water Supply Assistance Program

Spring 2019 Workshop

Funding and Resource Management Considerations for Public Water Suppliers

Big Flats Community Center
476 Maple St, Big Flats, NY 14814

May 8, 2019

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   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)
10:30 AM   Break
10:45 AM   Developing and Managing Water Resources in the Susquehanna River Basin (Mike Appleby, P.G., Supervisor, Groundwater Project Review, SRBC)
11:15 AM   Overview of NYSDEC’s Role in the Management of NY Public Water Suppliers (NYSDEC)
11:45 AM   Networking and Lunch (Provided)
12:45 PM   Overview of NYDOH’s Role in the Management of NY Public Water Suppliers (Brock Rodgers, Professional Engineer 1, NYSDOH Bureau of Water Supply Protection)
1:45 PM   Panel Discussion – Funding Considerations for Public Water Suppliers: NYS Department of Health (Brock Rodgers), NYS Department of State (Kyle Wilber), NYS Homes and Community Renewal (Charlie Philion), NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation (Jennifer Sunkes, Finance Manager and Rob Armitage Assistant Manager)
2:15 PM   Break
2:30 PM   Leak Detection and Water Loss Management (Shawn Crater, Water Supervisor, Town of Big Flats, NY)
3:00 PM   Development of Aquifer Test Plans and Waivers (Brent Bauman, P.G., Hydrogeologist, SRBC)
3:30 PM   Adjourn
*The workshop is being offered free of charge and has been pre-approved by the New York State Department of Health (NYDOH) for 5.50 contact hours for New York-certified water operators (drinking water contact hours). The Commission is currently vetting the workshop with the appropriate agencies to offer continuing education credits for Licensed professional Engineers and Geologists (this website will be updated once approval has been granted).