Friday, October 7, 2022 from 8:45 AM to 3:45 PM EDT
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John Wear 
Western Piedmont Council of Governments 

Western NC Water Quality Conference 

The 2022 Western NC Water Quality Conference will be held virtually Oct. 7 (8:45AM to 3:45PM). Sponsored by Reese Institute for Conservation of Natural Resources, Lenoir-Rhyne University, Western Piedmont Council of Governments, Western Piedmont Water Resources Committee/Western Piedmont Stormwater Planning Partnership.


8:45 A.M. to 9:00 A.M. Welcome and Conference Overview                                  

Dr. Keith McDade, Director, Reese Institute for the Conservation of Natural Resources, Lenoir-Rhyne University

John E. Wear, Assistant Planning Director, Western Piedmont Council of Governments

9:00 A.M. to 9:25 A.M. “General State Water Resources Update” 

Speaker: Richard E. Rogers, NC DWR Director

10:00 A.M. to 10:45 A.M. “Water Conservation Pricing, Basics and Emerging Issues”

Speaker: Eric Edwards, PhD, North Carolina State University

11:00 A.M. to 11:45 A.M.  “The evolution, optimization, and implementation of a stormwater management program to facilitate urban stream restoration: a science-based approach”

Speaker:  Matt Wooten, Sanitation District No.1 Kentucky 

12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M. Lunch Break 

1:00 P.M. to 1:45 P.M. “Public and Private Sector Cooperation in Stormwater Management Technology”.

Speaker: Rylan Farr, Apex Companies, LLC

2:00 P.M. to 2:45 P.M. “NC Forestry Update Impacts on Water Quality”

Speaker: Tom Gerow, Maria Polizzi, Forestry Staff

3:00 P.M. to 3:45 P.M. “A Clean Wilson Creek: Background and Challenges in Maintaining the Watershed”

Speaker: Wes Waugh, Executive Director, A Clean Wilson Creek