Water Related Events and Meetings Across Connecticut

Rivers Alliance of CT recently re-built our water-related events listings after a transition to a new website hosting provider. The new listings of events includes everything we listed on the old websites, but in what we hope is more useful format.  Here are our lists of events:

State Water Planning Meetings and Comment Opportunties

Get Wet Connecticut! (working title)

Paddle Events Across Connecticut


Apr
2
Tue
Water Planning Council Meeting @ PURA
Apr 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

As of 7/15: Next Meeting Dates

WPC:              August 6, at PURA

WPCAG:         August 20, at PURA

IWG:               August 6, at PURA

Meeting of the CT Water Planning Council

Original 2019 Meeting Schedule  (from https://www.dropbox.com/s/64glwyepgssa7qz/Notice_2019%20WPC%20Meeting%20Schedule.pdf?dl=1 on Jun 5)

MEETING DATES TIME LOCATION
Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, Ten Franklin Square, New Britain, CT 06051

June 18, 2019
July 2, 2019
August 6, 2019
September 3, 2019
October 1, 2019
November 5, 2019
December 3, 2019

Meeting agendas get posted at http://www.ct.gov/water/cwp/view.asp?a=4801&q=573636

WPC Calendar: https://www.ct.gov/water/iCal/calendar.asp

See also https://egov.ct.gov/PMC/#agency30

 

Apr
5
Fri
2019 Water Quality Standards (WQS) Comments Due
Apr 5 @ 3:00 pm – 3:00 pm

2019 Water Quality Standards (WQS) Review

Please submit your comments in writing to DEEP.WQS@ct.gov on or before April 5, 2019.

Link to CT DEEP's webpage
Link to CT DEEP’s webpage

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (Department) is initiating a review of Connecticut Water Quality Standards (“WQS”). This review is being conducted to evaluate the need to update or revise the WQS in order to remain consistent with state and federal law and to ensure that Connecticut’s WQS continue to reflect the best available science and support sound water quality management policies to improve and protect the water resources of the state.

Your Input is Requested!
The Department is requesting input from all interested parties on any aspect of the WQS that the public believes the Department should consider for potential revision. The comment should include the topic of concern, whether it is currently covered by the WQS, and if so where, any suggested revision and the basis for the suggested revision. Any technical information or reports supporting the comment should be included.

The Department is particularly interested in comments on the portions of the WQS which the Department is evaluating for revision. These topics include:

• Updates to Numeric Water Quality Criteria:
• Revision to the Low Flow Statistic Applicable to Fresh Waters
• Extended Disinfection Periods for Sanitary Discharges
• Definition Highest Attainable Use in Surface Waters
• Protection of Downstream Waters
• Water Quality Classification Map Changes

Learn More at the CT WQS Webpage

Deadline to Comment: April 5th
Comments on the WQS will be accepted from
March 4, 2019 through April 5, 2019.

Comments should be provided via email to

DEEP.WQS@ct.gov

After reviewing any comments received during this Triennial Review, the Department will develop recommended updates to the WQS and initiate a formal regulatory revision process.

Jun
4
Tue
Water Planning Council Meeting @ PURA
Jun 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

As of 7/15: Next Meeting Dates

WPC:              August 6, at PURA

WPCAG:         August 20, at PURA

IWG:               August 6, at PURA

Meeting of the CT Water Planning Council

Original 2019 Meeting Schedule  (from https://www.dropbox.com/s/64glwyepgssa7qz/Notice_2019%20WPC%20Meeting%20Schedule.pdf?dl=1 on Jun 5)

MEETING DATES TIME LOCATION
Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, Ten Franklin Square, New Britain, CT 06051

June 18, 2019
July 2, 2019
August 6, 2019
September 3, 2019
October 1, 2019
November 5, 2019
December 3, 2019

Meeting agendas get posted at http://www.ct.gov/water/cwp/view.asp?a=4801&q=573636

WPC Calendar: https://www.ct.gov/water/iCal/calendar.asp

See also https://egov.ct.gov/PMC/#agency30

 

Jun
7
Fri
Informational Meeting on the Integrated Water Quality Report to Congress (CWA 305b 303d) @ Gina McCarthy Auditorium, CT DEEP
Jun 7 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
CTDEEP is seeking public comments on the 2018 Draft of the Integrated Water Quality Report
Informational Meeting:                June 7, 2019
Time:                                        1:30 PM
Location:                                   CTDEEP Offices, 79 Elm Street, Hartford
Gina McCarthy Auditorium

Written comments should be submitted to erik.bedan@ct.gov by June 26, 2019

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  To request an accommodation contact us at 860-418-5910 deep.accommodations@ct.gov

More information: https://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2719&q=325610&deepNav_GID=1654

Written comments should be submitted to erik.bedan@ct.gov by June 26, 2019
Jun
12
Wed
Introduction to AQUATOX Webinar
Jun 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

EPA’s Water Quality Modeling Workgroup is hosting a series of webinars to help water quality professionals better understand surface water quality modeling and how models can be used to solve common problems that face water quality regulators. The webinars are focused on modeling as it applies to the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL), Standards, and Water Quality Permitting Programs, but they are applicable to a wide range of audiences. These two-hour webinars cover everything from modeling basics (e.g., model setup and calibration) to applied water quality modeling of different pollutants.

The webinar, titled “Introduction to AQUATOX”, is scheduled for Wednesday June 12th at 1pm Eastern.
This webinar will introduce AQUATOX, an ecological risk model for aquatic systems. The model predicts the fate of various pollutants, including nutrients, sediments and organic chemicals, and their effects on aquatic ecosystems. AQUATOX is a valuable tool for ecologists, biologists, water-quality modelers, and anyone performing ecological risk assessments for aquatic ecosystems. This webinar will describe the model framework and sub-models with a focus on nutrients and algae, including case studies. The webinar will also cover organic-chemical bioaccumulation and toxicity including the PFAs submodel as well as a discussion of the future of the model and its development as a web-service as part of the EPA hydrologic micro services project.
Speaker: Jonathan Clough, Warren Pinnacle Consulting
Registration is required and is now available at:
For more information, contact the modeling workgroup (Water_Modeling_Workgroup@epa.gov). Please be sure to view system requirements prior to the webcast.
The materials in this Webcast have been reviewed by EPA staff for technical accuracy. However, the views of the speakers and the speaker’s organization are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of EPA. Mention of any commercial enterprise, product, or publication does not mean that EPA endorses them.
Jun
18
Tue
Water Planning Council Meeting @ PURA
Jun 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

As of 7/15: Next Meeting Dates

WPC:              August 6, at PURA

WPCAG:         August 20, at PURA

IWG:               August 6, at PURA

Meeting of the CT Water Planning Council

Original 2019 Meeting Schedule  (from https://www.dropbox.com/s/64glwyepgssa7qz/Notice_2019%20WPC%20Meeting%20Schedule.pdf?dl=1 on Jun 5)

MEETING DATES TIME LOCATION
Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, Ten Franklin Square, New Britain, CT 06051

June 18, 2019
July 2, 2019
August 6, 2019
September 3, 2019
October 1, 2019
November 5, 2019
December 3, 2019

Meeting agendas get posted at http://www.ct.gov/water/cwp/view.asp?a=4801&q=573636

WPC Calendar: https://www.ct.gov/water/iCal/calendar.asp

See also https://egov.ct.gov/PMC/#agency30

 

Jun
26
Wed
Comments Due on the Integrated Water Quality Report to Congress (CWA 305b 303d)
Jun 26 @ 3:30 pm
Jul
2
Tue
Water Planning Council Meeting @ PURA
Jul 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

As of 7/15: Next Meeting Dates

WPC:              August 6, at PURA

WPCAG:         August 20, at PURA

IWG:               August 6, at PURA

Meeting of the CT Water Planning Council

Original 2019 Meeting Schedule  (from https://www.dropbox.com/s/64glwyepgssa7qz/Notice_2019%20WPC%20Meeting%20Schedule.pdf?dl=1 on Jun 5)

MEETING DATES TIME LOCATION
Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, Ten Franklin Square, New Britain, CT 06051

June 18, 2019
July 2, 2019
August 6, 2019
September 3, 2019
October 1, 2019
November 5, 2019
December 3, 2019

Meeting agendas get posted at http://www.ct.gov/water/cwp/view.asp?a=4801&q=573636

WPC Calendar: https://www.ct.gov/water/iCal/calendar.asp

See also https://egov.ct.gov/PMC/#agency30

 

Jul
16
Tue
WPC Advisory Group @ PURA
Jul 16 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

As of 7/15:  Next Meeting Dates

WPC:              August 6, at PURA

WPCAG:         August 20, at PURA

IWG:  August 6, at PURA

This  post is repeated for future dates and gets updated with information for the next meeting. The WPC Calendar is at:

https://www.ct.gov/water/iCal/calendar.asp

WATER PLANNING COUNCIL ADVISORY GROUP

Meeting agendas and minutes get posted at http://www.ct.gov/water/cwp/view.asp?a=4801&q=573636.

 

WPC Calendar: https://www.ct.gov/water/iCal/calendar.asp

State Office of Policy and Management calendar: https://egov.ct.gov/PMC/#agency48

2019 MEETING DATES

WATER PLANNING COUNCIL ADVISORY GROUP

Meetings will be held at 1:30 p.m. at the offices of PURA (mostly)

Tuesday, July 16

Tuesday, August 20

Tuesday, September 17

Tuesday, October 15

Tuesday, November 19

Tuesday, December 17

8/20/2019, 9/17/2019, 10/15/2019, 11/19/2019, 12/17/2019

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Aug
6
Tue
Water Planning Council Meeting @ PURA
Aug 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

As of 7/15: Next Meeting Dates

WPC:              August 6, at PURA

WPCAG:         August 20, at PURA

IWG:               August 6, at PURA

Meeting of the CT Water Planning Council

Original 2019 Meeting Schedule  (from https://www.dropbox.com/s/64glwyepgssa7qz/Notice_2019%20WPC%20Meeting%20Schedule.pdf?dl=1 on Jun 5)

MEETING DATES TIME LOCATION
Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, Ten Franklin Square, New Britain, CT 06051

June 18, 2019
July 2, 2019
August 6, 2019
September 3, 2019
October 1, 2019
November 5, 2019
December 3, 2019

Meeting agendas get posted at http://www.ct.gov/water/cwp/view.asp?a=4801&q=573636

WPC Calendar: https://www.ct.gov/water/iCal/calendar.asp

See also https://egov.ct.gov/PMC/#agency30

 

Aug
20
Tue
WPC Advisory Group @ PURA
Aug 20 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

As of 7/15:  Next Meeting Dates

WPC:              August 6, at PURA

WPCAG:         August 20, at PURA

IWG:  August 6, at PURA

This  post is repeated for future dates and gets updated with information for the next meeting. The WPC Calendar is at:

https://www.ct.gov/water/iCal/calendar.asp

WATER PLANNING COUNCIL ADVISORY GROUP

Meeting agendas and minutes get posted at http://www.ct.gov/water/cwp/view.asp?a=4801&q=573636.

 

WPC Calendar: https://www.ct.gov/water/iCal/calendar.asp

State Office of Policy and Management calendar: https://egov.ct.gov/PMC/#agency48

2019 MEETING DATES

WATER PLANNING COUNCIL ADVISORY GROUP

Meetings will be held at 1:30 p.m. at the offices of PURA (mostly)

Tuesday, July 16

Tuesday, August 20

Tuesday, September 17

Tuesday, October 15

Tuesday, November 19

Tuesday, December 17

8/20/2019, 9/17/2019, 10/15/2019, 11/19/2019, 12/17/2019

Input your zip code to calculate the distance to the event:  
Sep
3
Tue
Water Planning Council Meeting @ PURA
Sep 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

As of 7/15: Next Meeting Dates

WPC:              August 6, at PURA

WPCAG:         August 20, at PURA

IWG:               August 6, at PURA

Meeting of the CT Water Planning Council

Original 2019 Meeting Schedule  (from https://www.dropbox.com/s/64glwyepgssa7qz/Notice_2019%20WPC%20Meeting%20Schedule.pdf?dl=1 on Jun 5)

MEETING DATES TIME LOCATION
Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, Ten Franklin Square, New Britain, CT 06051

June 18, 2019
July 2, 2019
August 6, 2019
September 3, 2019
October 1, 2019
November 5, 2019
December 3, 2019

Meeting agendas get posted at http://www.ct.gov/water/cwp/view.asp?a=4801&q=573636

WPC Calendar: https://www.ct.gov/water/iCal/calendar.asp

See also https://egov.ct.gov/PMC/#agency30

 

Sep
17
Tue
WPC Advisory Group @ PURA
Sep 17 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

As of 7/15:  Next Meeting Dates

WPC:              August 6, at PURA

WPCAG:         August 20, at PURA

IWG:  August 6, at PURA

This  post is repeated for future dates and gets updated with information for the next meeting. The WPC Calendar is at:

https://www.ct.gov/water/iCal/calendar.asp

WATER PLANNING COUNCIL ADVISORY GROUP

Meeting agendas and minutes get posted at http://www.ct.gov/water/cwp/view.asp?a=4801&q=573636.

 

WPC Calendar: https://www.ct.gov/water/iCal/calendar.asp

State Office of Policy and Management calendar: https://egov.ct.gov/PMC/#agency48

2019 MEETING DATES

WATER PLANNING COUNCIL ADVISORY GROUP

Meetings will be held at 1:30 p.m. at the offices of PURA (mostly)

Tuesday, July 16

Tuesday, August 20

Tuesday, September 17

Tuesday, October 15

Tuesday, November 19

Tuesday, December 17

8/20/2019, 9/17/2019, 10/15/2019, 11/19/2019, 12/17/2019

Input your zip code to calculate the distance to the event:  
Oct
1
Tue
Water Planning Council Meeting @ PURA
Oct 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

As of 7/15: Next Meeting Dates

WPC:              August 6, at PURA

WPCAG:         August 20, at PURA

IWG:               August 6, at PURA

Meeting of the CT Water Planning Council

Original 2019 Meeting Schedule  (from https://www.dropbox.com/s/64glwyepgssa7qz/Notice_2019%20WPC%20Meeting%20Schedule.pdf?dl=1 on Jun 5)

MEETING DATES TIME LOCATION
Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, Ten Franklin Square, New Britain, CT 06051

June 18, 2019
July 2, 2019
August 6, 2019
September 3, 2019
October 1, 2019
November 5, 2019
December 3, 2019

Meeting agendas get posted at http://www.ct.gov/water/cwp/view.asp?a=4801&q=573636

WPC Calendar: https://www.ct.gov/water/iCal/calendar.asp

See also https://egov.ct.gov/PMC/#agency30

 

Oct
15
Tue
WPC Advisory Group @ PURA
Oct 15 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

As of 7/15:  Next Meeting Dates

WPC:              August 6, at PURA

WPCAG:         August 20, at PURA

IWG:  August 6, at PURA

This  post is repeated for future dates and gets updated with information for the next meeting. The WPC Calendar is at:

https://www.ct.gov/water/iCal/calendar.asp

WATER PLANNING COUNCIL ADVISORY GROUP

Meeting agendas and minutes get posted at http://www.ct.gov/water/cwp/view.asp?a=4801&q=573636.

 

WPC Calendar: https://www.ct.gov/water/iCal/calendar.asp

State Office of Policy and Management calendar: https://egov.ct.gov/PMC/#agency48

2019 MEETING DATES

WATER PLANNING COUNCIL ADVISORY GROUP

Meetings will be held at 1:30 p.m. at the offices of PURA (mostly)

Tuesday, July 16

Tuesday, August 20

Tuesday, September 17

Tuesday, October 15

Tuesday, November 19

Tuesday, December 17

8/20/2019, 9/17/2019, 10/15/2019, 11/19/2019, 12/17/2019

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Water Planning Council Meeting @ PURA
Apr 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
As of 7/15: Next Meeting Dates WPC:              August 6, at PURA WPCAG:         August 20, at PURA IWG:               August 6, at PURA Meeting of the CT Water Planning Council Original 2019 Meeting Schedule  (from https://www.dropbox.com/s/64glwyepgssa7qz/Notice_2019%20WPC%20Meeting%20Schedule.pdf?dl=1 …