Topic: Sustainable Water Policy for Massachusetts
Speaker: Vandana Rao, Ph.D., Asst. Director for Water Policy
The Water Resources Commission (WRC) is developing a plan to address the sustainability of our water resources, including both water supplies and the natural environment, over the long term. Topics to be addressed include: How much water can the watersheds produce? How much is available for water supply? How much is needed for habitat? Who will run out of water? Are the laws and regulations working? The plan would coordinate EOEA and agency efforts and guide allocation of limited water resources. Committee members input is welcome at the outset of this process.
David Lutes, Director of the EOEA Policy Group, will also attend the Nov 16th meeting. David will discuss a number of water related initiatives underway or planned at EOEA/DEP including the Massachusetts Water Policy Act and its implementing policies which have attracted a great deal of attention recently.
Schedule of 2007 Meetings
- February 15, 2007
- March 15, 2007
- May 17, 2007
- June 21, 2007
- September 20, 2007
- November 15, 2007