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EBC Water Resources Program Massachusetts House Bill 834 An Act Relative to Sustainable Water Resources

October 27, 2009 @ 7:30 am – 11:00 am

House Bill 834 ‘An Act Relative to Sustainable Water Resources’ directs the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife to develop criteria for stream flow and requires the Department of Environmental Protection to adopt regulations within the Water Management Act, Massachusetts General Law Chapter 21G. This program will feature State Representative Frank Smizik, sponsor of the bill and chair of the House Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change  who will discuss key parts of the bill. Following his presentation a panel of representatives from several organizations will participate in a discussion of the key issues of concern.

Keynote Speaker: Sponsor of House Bill 834
Frank I. Smizik
Chairman, House Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change
Massachusetts State Representative

Mike Wilson
P.E. Chair: EBC Water Resource Committee
Senior Technologist, CH2M HILL

Panel Discussion – Issues, Pros and Cons of House Bill 834

  • Mark P. Smith, Nature Conservancy
  • Jennifer Pederson,  Mass Waterworks Association (invited)
  • Laurie Burt, Commissioner, Mass DEP
  • Mary Griffin, Commissioner, Department of Fish and Game
  • Frederick Laskey, Executive Director, MWRA
  • Ian Cooke, Neponset River Watershed Association