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EBC Connecticut Dam Management Program: Sediment Assessment / Management for Dam Removals in Connecticut and Suggestions for Standardization

February 21, 2020 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tighe & Bond
213 Court Street
2nd Floor, Middletown

Numerous dams have been removed throughout Connecticut.  With this growing body of experience in dam removal many lessons have been learned.  However, Connecticut currently does not have dam removal specific guidelines in place that would help to standardize the regulatory requirements for dam removal projects; most notably regarding sediment assessment and management.

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This EBC Connecticut Dam Management Program will focus on the sediment sampling, analysis, regulatory, and management processes and decisions made by firms that have removed one or more dams in Connecticut.  Our hope is to compare similarity and differences between the approaches taken and the regulatory requirements enforced.  We are hopeful that patterns can be determined that can help document current practices approved by the Connecticut regulatory authorities.  In addition, current state and federal guidance on sediment assessment and management that has been utilized in surrounding states will be discussed.

The program will conclude with a panel discussion to promote further exploration into what the experience of our speakers and others has been regarding sediment investigation, analysis and management of sediments for dam removal projects, and start discussing recommendations for Connecticut state guidelines.

By the end of the program we would like to determine which experienced firms and project partners would be interested in teaming together to develop suggestions for standardized sediment guidelines in Connecticut for dam removal, perhaps based on the already developed Federal or Massachusetts guidelines.  These recommendations would then be shared with representatives of the CT DEEP, to assist them with any future development of guidelines on the topic.

Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (3.5 training contact hours). Please select this option during registration if you wish to receive a certificate.

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Program Agenda

Program Chair and Moderator:

  • Laura Wildman, P.E., Director, New England Regional Office, Princeton Hydro, LLC

Speaker Agenda:

Examples of Existing Federal & State Guidelines for Sediment Investigation & Management for Dam Removal

  • Laura Wildman, P.E., Director, New England Regional Office, Princeton Hydro, LLC

Dam Removal Case Studies: Sediment Assessment & Management

  • Josh Wilson, P.E., Ecological Restoration Lead, Fuss & O’Neil

 Dam Removal Case Studies: Sediment Assessment & Management

  • Michael Chelminski, P.E., Principal, Stantec

Dam Removal Case Studies: Sediment Assessment & Management

  • Paul Woodworth, Fluvial Geomorphologist, Princeton Hydro, LLC

Panel Moderator:

  • Amy Singler, Director, River Restoration, American Rivers and The Nature Conservancy

Final Agenda – Sediment Assessment & Management for Dam Removals in Connecticut

Program Details

Registration, Continental Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Program: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Google Map Location

Individual Registration

If registration occurs  ——–> Through February 19 After February 19
EBC Member: $80 $100
Non-Member: $100 $120
Government/Non-Profit: $25 $25

Group Registration
For EBC Members only – register five attendees for the price of four!
Discount will automatically be applied during online registration.

Fine Print
Cancellations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 19 for a refund. No-shows will be charged. Please keep in mind that online registration for this program will close at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 20. Walk-in registration is accepted at the door.


Subsidized Registration

EBC Members Only – Ascending Professional Rate: $25
Attendees who have worked in the environmental/energy sector for less than 10 years.

Job Seeker Rate: $25
For attendees currently seeking employment, not for those currently self-employed.