Water Supply Citizens Advisory Committee


MWRA FY21 Proposed CEP and CIP Presentation
April 21, 2020

Quabbin Reservoir Levels (10/31/1948 - 1/31/2020)
March 12, 2020

System Status
March 12, 2020

Report on the 2019 Water Use Trends and Reservoir Status
February 19, 2020

What Can We Do To Protect The Environment? - BWSC
February 13, 2020

Partnering to Bring Stormwater Education In and Out of the Classroom - BWSC
February 13, 2020

Activities for Children and Adults - BWSC
A Joint Collaboration with WAC
February 13, 2020

Road Salt and Elevated Chlorides in the Wachusett Watershed
January 28, 2020

User-Friendly Ways to Communicate MWRA’s Environmental Data
Sally Rege Carroll, MWRA, Senior Analyst, Environmental Quality
November 1, 2019

Per and Poly Fluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS): Why all the Fuss?
C. Mark Smith Ph.D., M.S., MassDEP Office of Research and Standards
October 15, 2019

What Do We Know about PFAS in MWRA Water, Wastewater and Biosolids?
Steve Rhode, MWRA Lab Director
October 15, 2019

Challenges for the Year Ahead
Frederick A. Laskey, MWRA Executive Director
September 19, 2019

FY20 MWRA Advisory Board Preview
Joseph Favaloro, MWRA Advisory Board Executive Director
September 19, 2019

Forest Insects and Diseases
DCR Forest Health Program
June 11, 2019

Protecting the Quabbin Reservoir and Watershed
Paula Packard, Aquatic Biologist, DCR
June 11, 2019

Overview of the Water Quality Monitoring Program for Quabbin Reservoir Watershed and Ware River Watershed
Yuehlin Lee, Environmental Quality Section Supervisor
Kristina Gutchess, Environmental Analyst III
June 11, 2019

Metropolitan Tunnel Redundancy Update
Fred Brandon, MWRA
May 15, 2019

MWRA Fiscal Year 2020 Proposed Budget
Thomas Durkin and James Halloran, MWRA
April 23, 2019

Update on Invasive Aquatic Plant Management at
MWRA Reservoirs
John Gregoire, MWRA
March 12, 2019

Update on the 2018 Water and Wastewater Master Plan
February 12, 2019

On the Water Front: Massachusetts Water Conservation Standards and Drought Management Plan
Vandana Rao, Ph.D.,
Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
November 13, 2018

Wachusett Dam Lower Gatehouse Pipe Break
November 14, 2018

Recent Weather Impacts on Water and Wastewater Operations
November 14, 2018

Update on Aqueduct Trails Program
November 14, 2018

Building Reslience in Partnership with Vulnerable Communties
EPA Watershed Academy
November 8, 2018

Environmental and Regulatory Affairs
October 9, 2018

What's New for FY2019
Frederick Laskey, MWRA
September 20, 2018

FY2019 Challenges
MWRA Advisory Board
September 20, 2018

Update on Gypsy Moth Impacts To Watershed ForestsDCR/DWSP
September 5, 2018

Efficient Landscape Irrigation
Chris Pine,
Irrigation Association of New England
May 15, 2018

Industry and Water Conservation Policy
Stephen A. Boksanski, Principal
BCB Government Relations, Inc.

May 15, 2018

FY19 Proposed Capital Improvement Budget
Kathy Soni, MWRA Budget Director
April 24, 2018

The 2016-2017 gypsy moth outbreak: Current status and continued monitoring
Valerie Pasquarella, Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Massachusetts - Amherst
February 13, 2018

Fire Influenced Communities in the Ware River and Quabbin Watersheds
Chris Buelow, Resoration Ecologist
Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, Natural Heritage Endangered Species Program
November 14, 2017

Wachusett Aqueduct Pumping Station
October 10, 2017

Quabbin Reservoir Watershed System Public Access Management Plan: 2017 Update
DCR Division of Water Supply Protection 
August 30, 2017

FY 2018 Priorities and Challenges
Frederick A. Laskey, MWRA Executive Director
September 21, 2017

FY18 -- The Challenging Road Ahead
MWRA Advisory Board
September 21, 2017

NPDES Authorization in Massachusetts
495 MetroWest Partnership
August 31, 2017 

Considerations for Adopting NPDES Delegation in Massachusetts
Carolyn C. Dykema, State Representative 
August 31, 2017

FY2017: The Year in Review (PDF)
Presentation to the MWRA Advisory Board by MWRA Executive Director Frederick A. Laskey

MWRA System Status
Matthew Walsh, Project Engineer, Reservoir Operations
May 16, 2017

Status of MWRA Water System Dams
John Gregoire, Program Manager, Reservoir Operations
May 16, 2017

Fiscal Year 2018 Proposed Capital Improvement and Current Expense Budget Overviews
Thomas Durkin, Director of Finance and Kathy Soni, Budget Director, MWRA
April 18, 2017

The Cost of Water Infrastructure: Implications for State Policy and Municipal Budgets
Thomas P. Champion, Policy Research Analyst,
Office of the State Auditor, Division of Local Mandates
April 18, 2017

New Source Development for Municipal Wells
Matthew Barry, Project Engineer
Tata & Howard

Boston Harbor Now

MWRA's Pragmatic Approach to Climate Change
Lise Marx, MWRA, Senior Program Manager, Master Planning

Climate Change in Massachusetts and Its Impact on River Flood Behavior
David R. Vallee, NOAA/NWS

Metropolitan Tunnel Redundancy
David Coppes, Director of MWRA Waterworks

WaterSmart Software:
Delivering Actionable Customer Engagement

Subodh Nayar, Market Development
Frances Yuhas, Regional Sales Manager

Executive Summary of the FY17 Proposed MWRA Budget
Kathy Soni, Budget Director and Tom Durkin, Finance Director
March 21, 2016

Lead Control Update for MWRA Communities:
Lead Forum Presentation

March 21, 2016

MWRA Reservoir Water Withdrawals vs Deer Island Wastewater Flows Comparison of 2014 Flows
February 16, 2016

Emerging contaminants in Cape Cod drinking water: Where are they coming from and how worried should we be?
Laurel Schaider, Ph.D., Silent Spring Institute, Newton, MA
December 8, 2015

Quinapoxet Dam: Dam Removal Investigation
Georgeann Keer, Division of Ecological Restoration
October 13, 2015

MWRA at 30: Then and Now
Frederick Laskey, MWRA
August 18, 2015

What Happened to Global Warming?
Ambarish Karmalkar, Ray Bradley, UMass Amherst
May 12, 2015

Tom Durkin, Director of Finance and Kathy Soni, Budget Director, MWRA
April 14, 2015

Monitoring and Control of Nuisance Algae
Betsy, Reilley, Ph.D, Director, Environmental Quality, MWRA
March 10, 2015

Raytheon Water Conservation Program
Tracy Fialli, Raytheon
February 17, 2015

Raytheon Sustainability and Water Conservation
Steve Fugarazzo & Frank Marino, Raytheon
February 17, 2015

Spot Pond Tank and Pump Station
David Coppes, Director, Waterworks
January 13, 2015

The Watershed Protection Act: Twenty Years of Implementation and DCR Watershed Land
Joel Zimmerman and Jim French, Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR)
November 6, 2014

Fiscal Year 2015 Proposed Capital Expense Budget and Current Expense Budget
Kathy Soni, MWRA, Budget Director
April 8, 2014

Going Green, Staying Green: MWRA’s Energy Initiatives
Denise Breiteneicher, Project Manager, Technical Services
March 14, 2014

Water Management Act and the Sustainable Water Management Initiative
Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
February 11, 2014

2013 MWRA Master Plan
Water and Wastewater System
Carl Leone and Lise Marx, MWRA

Hydropower and MWRA
Pamela Heidell, MWRA Policy and Planning Manager
October 8, 2013

The Ware River Watershed
Bill Pula, DCR Office of Watershed Management
June 11, 2013

Spring 2013 Regulatory Update
Stephen Estes-Smargiassi, MWRA Director of Planning
May 13, 2013

Massachusetts Water Infrastructure: Toward Financial Sustainability Recommendations of the Massachusetts Water Infrastructure Commission
Martin Pillsbury, Metropolitan Area Planning Council, Boston
May 13, 2013

Ipswich River Watershed Association: The Voice of the River
May 13, 2013

Unwanted Aliens: Invasive Terrestrial Plants on DWSP Watersheds
Thom Snowman, Environmental Analyst, DCR Division of Water Supply Protection, Natural Resources Section
April 13, 2013

White Tailed Deer and Quabbin Park
Dan Clark, Massachusetts DCR, Division of Water Supply Protection, Natural Resources Section
April 13, 2013

SuAsCo Watershed Community Council
April 13, 2013

Fiscal Year 2014 Proposed Capital Improvement and Current Expense Budget Overviews
March 21, 2013

Balancing Ecological and Municipal Water Demand in a Coastal Stream in Scituate Massachusetts
Samantha Woods and Sara P. Grady, NSRWA/Massachusetts Bays Program and Al Bangert, Town of Scituate Department of Public Works
November 26, 2012

The Challenges Ahead
Frederick A. Laskey, MWRA Executive Director
September 20, 2012

Interbasin Transfer Act Process
for Joining the MWRA Water Works System

Michele Drury, Office of Water Resources
May 22, 2012

Proposed FY 2013 CEB
Kathy Soni, MWRA
April 6, 2012

Update on DCR Land Acquisition
Jonathan Yeo, Director, DCR Division of Water Supply Management
March 19, 2012

MWRA Water Supply and Treatment
Posted February 17, 2012

MWRA Energy Efforts and Savings
FY 02 to FY 11 Ten Year Summary Report
February 14, 2012

The Metropolitan District (Connecticut) 2011
Posted February 8, 2012

Climate Change Adaptation in Massachusetts
November 29, 2011
Kathleen Baskin, Mass. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

Water Management and Climate Change in the Connecticut River Basin
November 29, 2011
by Austin Polebitski, Research Assistant Professor
UMass Amherst

SWMI (Sustainable Water Management Initiative) Update
May 26, 2011
by Linda Marler Hutchins, Hydrologist
Mass. Department of Conservation and Recreation

FY 2012 Current CEB and CIP Overviews
April 8, 2011
by Kathy Soni and Thomas Durkin, MWRA

Operations Maintenance Updates
February 3, 2010
by Stephen Cullen, MWRA

Impacts of March Storms
May 18, 2010.
by Stephen Estes-Smargiassi, MWRA

Cosgrove Tunnel Redundancy Project
January 19, 2010
by Fred Brandon, MWRA

Developing New Streamflow Regulations in Connecticut
November 24, 2009
by David Radka, Director of Water Resources, The Connecticut Water Company

Presentation to a joint meeting of WAC, WSCAC and the Advisory Board: Challenges Ahead
September 17, 2009 by Frederick A. Laskey
MWRA Executive Director

VIDEO: Time-lapsed Construction
of MWRA Wind Turbines at Deer Island
(26.8 MB, requires Apple Quicktime or Windows Media Player.)
Posted September 21, 2009

Smart Growth and Our Commonwealth's Infrastructure
by André Leroux
March 25, 2009

Assessing and Managing Climate Change Risk to NYC Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment Systems
December 5, 2008
by Gary Heath, Director of Operations, DEP Bureau of Environmental Planning and Analysis


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Updated June 2, 2020