2017 National Estuary Program Fall Tech Transfer Meeting

National Estuary Program Meeting

March 13-15, 2017
U.S. EPA, Washington, D.C.

Upcoming Meetings
The  fall tech transfer meeting is now set for Thursday, October 4, to Saturday October 6, 2018 in San Francisco, CA

 

Registration:    Meeting registration link (please register by March 8)

Registration fee: $40 ($20 for ANEP dues paying members)

Location:    EPA Headquarters, 1200 NW Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC

Hotel Accommodations: A block of rooms had been set aside at Kimpton  Hotel Palomar Washington DC; otherwise on your own

Objectives: 

  • Provide updates on EPA’s Office of Water priorities and the role of the NEP.
  • Highlight examples of NEP support for core Clean Water Act (CWA) and identify ways to enhance EPA/NEP partnership.
  • Demonstrate the value of trash prevention and look for partnership opportunities with the NEPs.
  • Exchange information about disaster response (e.g., planning, prevention, recovery, and NEP stories) and identify approaches for effective partnership building for resilience.
  • Discuss EPA’s Environmental Justice (EJ) resources and bringing EJ communities into NEP’s decision making process.
  • Share information about EPA resources and opportunities for improved water quality monitoring and data management.
  • Discuss progress made on messaging and shifting the dialogue to communicate effectively about the NEP to all audiences (local, EPA, and national external).

Agenda:

Tuesday, March 13th:  1:00 pm to 5:00 pm (registration begins at noon)

  • 1:00 – 1:30  Welcome and Guest Speaker
  • 1:30 – 2:00  Charge to Group
  • 2:00 – 2:30  OWOW Priorities and NEP efforts to Advance Clean Water Act (CWA) Core
  • 2:30 – 3:00  Break
  • 3:00 – 4:45  EPA/NEP’s Core CWA Programs
  • 4:45 – 5:00  Wrap Up
  • 6:00 – 8:00 NEP directors meeting at the Meridian Institute

Wednesday, March 14th:  9:00 am to 5:00 pm (registration from 8:30 am to 9:00 am)

  • 8:30 – 9:00   Registration
  • 9:00 – 10:00  PPB Activities and FY 18 Budget
  • 10:00 – 10:30  Break
  • 10:30 – 12:00  Effective Integration of Trash Free Waters (TFW) into NEP’s Work
  • 12:00 – 1:30   Lunch (on your own)
  • 1:30 – 3:30   Disaster Response (Hurricanes, Fires)
  • 3:30 – 4:00   Break
  • 4:00 – 5:15   Environmental Justice and Community Involvement
  • 5:15 – 5:30   Wrap Up

Thursday, March 15th:  9:00 am to 12:15 pm (Meet and Greet from 8:30 am to 9:00 am)

  • 8:30 – 9:00    Meet and Greet
  • 9:00 – 10:30   Monitoring and Managing Data
  • 10:30 – 10:45  Break
  • 10:45 – 12:00  Developing Compelling NEP Messages that Work
  • 12:00 – 12:15  Wrap Up and Next Steps
  • 12:15               Adjourn