8:30 – 9:00 Light continental breakfast provided.

9:00 – 9:15 Welcome & introductions, purpose of the meeting. Jeff Benoit, President, Restore America’s Estuaries, and Dr. Marci Bortman, Director of Conservation Programs, The Nature Conservancy.

9:15 – 9:30 Overview of nutrient pollution in the “Latitude 41” region covering the Bronx to Cape Cod, and the importance of regional approaches.

                 • Curt Spalding, EPA Region 1 Administrator, Boston, MA [ABSTRACT] [PRESENTATION]

9:30 – 10:00 Economic benefits from addressing nitrogen pollution: the role of water quality improvements in improving real                       estate values.

Dr. Elizabeth C. Smith, Environmental Economist, The Nature Conservancy, NY [ABSTRACT[PRESENTATION]
Dr. Anthony Dvarskas, Assistant Professor, Environmental Economics, Stony Brook University, NY [ABSTRACT[PRESENTATION]

10:00 – 11:00 Municipalities in Action: Case studies of municipal, county and watershed-level efforts.

• Suffolk County – Peter A. Scully, Deputy County Executive for Administration, Suffolk County Executive’s Office, NY [ABSTRACT[PRESENTATION]
• Saugatuck River Watershed – Alicia Mozian, Conservation Director, Town of Westport, CT and Holly Drinkuth, Outreach and Watershed Programs Director, The Nature Conservancy, CT [ABSTRACT[PRESENTATION]
• Long Island – Michael White, Council Member, Long Island Regional Planning Council, NY [ABSTRACT]
• East Hampton – Pio Lombardo, President, Lombardo Associates, Newton, MA [ABSTRACT[PRESENTATION]

11:00 – 11:15 Coffee break

11:15 – 12:00 Development and refinement of nitrogen reduction targets and water quality endpoints.

Dr. Christopher Gobler, Associate Dean for Research and Professor, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University, NY. Development of nitrogen reduction targets and surface water sensitivity analyses, with a focus on work conducted in Suffolk County and New York State, including monitoring. [ABSTRACT[PRESENTATION]

Dr. Joe Costa, Executive Director, Buzzards Bay National Estuary Program, MA. Multiple approaches to long-term monitoring to track progress and evaluate and refine nitrogen reduction targets. [ABSTRACT[PRESENTATION]

12:00 – 1:15 Buffet lunch provided.

1:15 – 2:15 Current agency initiatives for reducing nitrogen.

Angus Eaton, Director, Bureau of Water Resource Management, Division of Water, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, NY New York State’s Long Island Nitrogen Action Plan. [ABSTRACT[PRESENTATION]
Mark Tedesco, Director, Environmental Protection Agency Long Island Sound Office, CT. EPA’s Long Island Sound Nitrogen Reduction Strategy. [ABSTRACT[PRESENTATION]
Betsey Wingfield, Bureau Chief, Bureau of Water Protection and Land Reuse, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, CT Connecticut’s actions to address nitrogen pollution. [ABSTRACT[PRESENTATION]

2:15 – 2:45 Alternative nitrogen treatment technologies.

Chris Clapp, Marine Scientist, The Nature Conservancy, NY Overview of alternative technologies for treating residential wastewater and best options based on reduction goals. [ABSTRACT[PRESENTATION]
Jennifer Garvey, Associate Director, New York State Center for Clean Water Technology, NY The economics of innovation: developing clean water technologies. [ABSTRACT[PRESENTATION]

2:45 – 3:00 Coffee break.

3:00 – 4:00 Diverging from the past: New thinking on financing options to get the job done.

Curt Johnson, Executive Director, Save the Sound, CT. Role of the CT Clean Water Investment Coalition in rebuilding a robust Connecticut Clean Water Fund. [ABSTRACT[PRESENTATION]
Jim Gebhardt, Director, US EPA Water Infrastructure & Resiliency Finance Center, Washington, DC. Financing options for addressing water pollution.  [PRESENTATION]

4:00 – 4:30 Wrap-up and next steps.

Beth Millemann, Environmental Consultant; Jeff Benoit, President, Restore America’s Estuaries; and Dr. Marci Bortman, The Nature Conservancy