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EBC Rhode Island Webinar: Stormwater Updates and COVID Monitoring in Wastewater

January 22, 2021 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
375 Harvard Street

This EBC Rhode Island webinar will provide a current snapshot of how stormwater is being managed in Rhode Island. The program includes speakers from the RI Department of Transportation (RIDOT), RI Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM), and the Narragansett Bay Commission (NBC). The presentations will include a general assessment of the quality of Rhode Island waters, the latest regulatory schedule for the reissuance of the RI MS4 general permit in 2021, a summary of the MSGP e-reporting requirements, impacts of nonpoint source pollution, and finally, an update on the progress with the deep rock tunnels in/around Providence.

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The program will also include an update from Block Island WWTF superintendent Dylan Chase regarding Block Island’s testing for COVID-19 in wastewater and what it might mean for trending analysis. Until recently, Block Island has been the only town in Rhode Island that is testing wastewater streams for the presence of COVID-19. NBC’s Bucklin Point Facility is currently awaiting analytical results. Mr. Chase will present a summary of the Block Island testing program and results obtained to date.

A robust panel discussion with the audience will conclude the webinar.

General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (2.5 training contact hours). Certificates are automatically provided via email link for registered attendees at the conclusion of the webinar.

Thank you to our Bronze Sponsors


Agenda Details

Program Chairs:

  • Suzanne C. Courtemanche, LSP, CHMM, Senior Project Manager, Tighe & Bond
  • Igor Runge, Ph.D., P.H., Senior Consultant, GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.

Speaker Agenda:

Stormwater Program Update – Rhode Island Department of Transportation

  • Alisa Richardson, Managing Engineer, Environmental Division,  Rhode Island Department of Transportation

MS4 Update and MSGP Permit Update – Rhode Island Department of Environmental Protection

  • Joseph Haberek, PE, Environmental Engineer IV, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management

Stormwater Program Update – Narraganset Bay Commission

  • David Bowen, P.E., Engineering Manager, Narraganset Bay Commission
  • Margaret (Meg) Goulet, P.E., Director of Operations & Maintenance, Narraganset Bay Commission

COVID-19 in Wastewater – New Shoreham Sewer Commission 

  • Dylan Chase, Superintendent, New Shoreham Sewer Commission

Moderated Discussion

Program Partners


Registration Details

Webinar: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Individual Registration

If registration occurs  ——–> Through January 20 After January 20
EBC Member: $70 $90
ACEC-RI Member: $70 $90
RISEP Member: $70 $90
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
Please note that refunds are not available after January 22, 2020. No-shows will be charged. Please keep in mind that online registration for this webinar will close at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, January 22.


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.

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