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


Date: January 22, 2021


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


Hybrid Meeting – Workbar

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.

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.

Final Agenda – Rhode Island Webinar – Stormwater Update and COVID Monitoring in Wastewater



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 Management

  • 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

Attendee List

Kevin Aguiar BETA Group, Inc. Director of Marketing
Matt Alford Pare Corporation Engineer II
Lucelene Almeida Bryant Civil Engineer
Kristin Angelillo SGS North America Sr Account Manager
Dean Audet Fuss & O’Neill, Inc. Administrative Assistant II
Kendra Beaver Save The Bay Staff Attorney
Janelle Bonn Woodard & Curran Senior Project Assistant
Kendra Brown Exponent senior scientist
Genevieve Burke VHB
LeeAnn Byrne RI Office of the General Treasurer Deputy Chief of Staff
Russ Chateauneuf Horsley Witten Group Project Manager
Renee Codega VHB Senior Engineer
Janet Coit Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management Implementation Aide
Sue Courtemanche Tighe & Bond Senior Project Manager
Karen Crawford VHB
Dorothy Davison American Council of Engineering Companies – Rhode Island Executive Director
Gary DeBlois WSP USA Senior Civil Engineer
Shane Driscoll Pare Corporation Senior Project Engineer
Chuck Eaton CHA Senior Project Manager
Peter Garvey Dewberry Vice President
Janice Greenwood Woodard & Curran Principal
Roberta Groch RI Division of Statewide Planning Assistant Chief
Sam Hemenway Garofalo & Associates PM
Lance Hill Pare Corporation Managing Engineer
Derick Hopkins Wright-Pierce Office Administrator
Ken Kittredge BL Companies Project Coordinator II
Kinina Kong Green International Affiliates, Inc. Project Engineer
Joy Koss BL Companies Project Manager
Stefanie Lamb Geosyntec Consultant’s Inc. Senior Geologist
Sonja Luvara Heller School of Public Policy and Management MPP/MBA Candidate
Rick Mandile SAGE Environmental, Inc. Executive Assistant
Shawn Martin Fuss & O’Neill, Inc. Administrative Assistant II
Tayla Mello VHB
Alison Milliman BSC Group, Inc. Project Manager, Ecological
Matt Moyen Tetra Tech Administrative Services Manager
Kevin Nagle Gordon R. Archibald, Inc. Senior Civil Engineer
Marta Nover BETA Group, Inc. Director of Marketing
Patrick Paulett BL Companies Sr Project Scientist
Thomas Payne WSP USA Inc. Associate Vice President
David Potter Pare Corporation Vice President
Marian Rambelle CDW Consultants, Inc. Senior Environmental Engineer
Vashisht Reddy City Point Partners Marketing Director
Steve Richtarik BETA Group, Inc. Director of Marketing
Jim Riordan Weston & Sampson Team Leader
Joshua Rosenberg RMA Environmental LLC Principal
Adam Rosenblatt VHB
Jeanne Rotatori Environmental Resource Associates Inc. Environmental Engineer
Angela Saunders McMahon Associates Project Manager
Aaron Silva BL Companies Sr Project Manager
Danielle Spicer Green International Affiliates, Inc Group Leader
Ryan Stevens Garofalo & Associates, Inc. Staff Engineer
Robert Sykes Pare Corporation Project Engineer
Aaron Sylvia WSP Lead Civil Engineer
James Thorne Green International Affiliates Project Engineer
Courtney Toscano CDM Smith Inc. Project Manager/Geologist
Cambria Ung VHB Water Resources Engineer
Peter von Zweck Jacobs Designated Project Executive
Simone Wallace Trinity Consultants Senior Consultant
Sara White Tetra Tech Administrative Services Manager
Steven Wolosoff CDM Smith Senior Environmental Scientist

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PowerPoint Presentations

The available PowerPoint presentations from the EBC Rhode Island Webinar: Stormwater Updates and COVID Monitoring in Wastewater completed on January 22, 2021, can be viewed below.

Presentations – Rhode Island Webinar – Stormwater Update and COVID Monitoring in Wastewater

Webinar Recording

Registered Attendees

All registered attendees receive the link to the webinar recording five business days after the conclusion of the webinar. If you are a registered attendee and did not receive the webinar recording, please contact the EBC office.

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Non-Members are welcome to register and pay the Non-Member registration rate to receive access to the webinar recording.

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