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ASDWA CWA-SDWA Webinar: Leveraging CWA 319 and SDWA Programs for Surface and Ground Water Quality Planning 

Date:  Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Time:  1:00pm – 2:30pm (eastern), 12:00pm – 1:30pm (central), 10:00am – 11:30am (pacific)

REGISTRATION IS OPEN: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5633739636365434882

Purpose:  The purpose of the webinar is to build on the efforts of ASDWA, the Association of Clean Water Administrators (ACWA), the Ground Water Protection Council (GWPC), and EPA to share and promote Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act (CWA-SDWA) coordination activities across state and EPA water programs.

Audience:  State, interstate, tribal, and federal water programs, water utilities, technical assistance providers, and anyone else who would like to participate.

Objective:  Learn how the Nebraska and Nevada state water programs coordinated with EPA and local communities to leverage the CWA 319 non-point source (NPS) program for surface and groundwater quality protection planning in drinking water supply areas.

Agenda

  • Nebraska: Ryan Chapman with the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, and Heather Duncan with the EPA Region 7, will present how they have partnered over the course of several years to address source water and drinking water protection issues impacted by non-point source pollution. After documenting the drinking water protection priorities in the Nebraska’s Non-point Source Management Plan, the state has undertaken planning and restoration efforts in four communities, including the Bazile Groundwater Management Area, Waverly, Auburn, and Fairbury. This presentation will share the status of those planning efforts and describe the 319 documentation process that supports the state’s accomplishments.
  • Nevada: Kim Borgzinner, with the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) Bureau of Safe Drinking Water’s Integrated Source Water Protection Program (ISWPP), and Birgit Henson with the NDEP Bureau of Water Quality Planning’s Nonpoint Source Branch, will share how they coordinated and kick started a joint source water protection and watershed management planning effort. This effort aligned with the goals outlined in Nevada’s 2015 Nonpoint Source Management Plan and resulted in working with the ISWPP contractor to develop a stakeholder group and initiate a comprehensive regional watershed plan that includes source water components in Washoe County and the Truckee River Watershed.

Presenters

Ryan Chapman is the Water Quality Assessment Section Supervisor with the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality.  He has been with the Department since 2009 and served as the Wellhead Protection Program Coordinator for 5 years. He also works with several of the Section 319 Non-Point Source grants that the Department awards annually. Ryan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources from the University of Nebraska Lincoln, and Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Iowa State University.

 

 

Heather Duncan is the EPA Region 7 liaison to Nebraska’s nonpoint source/319 program. Heather has been with EPA Region 7 since 2006. Prior to working in water quality programs, Heather spent time with EPA Region 7’s pesticides program and was the co-chair of Region 7’s Agriculture Team. She’s an Iowa farm girl by upbringing and a graduate of Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Service and Administration in Agriculture – Agricultural Meteorology.

 

 

Kim Borgzinner is the Source Water Coordinator for the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection. She has been managing the State’s Integrated Source Water Protection Program for the past 10 years and has worked successfully with many communities in Nevada to develop and implement comprehensive countywide source water protection plans. Prior to working for NDEP, Kim worked in private consulting on projects related to public water system capacity building. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Nevada Reno.

 

 

Birgit Henson is the Non-point Source Branch Supervisor managing the Clean Water Act 319 Program at the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection. She has over twenty years of experience in the water quality field. Birgit previously worked for Nevada’s Underground Injection Control Program where she was responsible for permitting discharges to groundwater, and also worked for the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency and Basin Management Unit. She has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Natural Resource Management and Engineering from the University of Connecticut and is a Certified Public Manager.