**Presentations listed chronologically, with most recent at the top. Presentations at recurring conferences listed at bottom.**
4/26-28/2018 - New England Estuarine Research Society (NEERS) Spring Meeting April 2018
Environmental scientist Eliza Moore gave a 5-minute Ignite! presentation about the benthic video monitoring initiative.
Environmental scientist Christine Comeau presented results of trend analyses of NBC fixed site data from 2004 through 2017.
- Link coming soon!
3/12/2018 - Developing habitat maps in New England with CMECS
Environmental scientist Eliza Moore gave an invited talk about the benthic video monitoring program methods at this workshop hosted by the Northeast Regional Oceans Council Habitat Classification and Ocean Mapping subcommittee.
12/6/2017 - 16th Annual Ronald C. Baird Sea Grant Science Symposium
Thomas Uva, NBC's Director of Environmental Science & Compliance, participated in the 2017 Baird Symposium, which focused on "Changes in Narragansett Bay: A Conversation among Citizens and Scientists." Mr. Uva spoke on a panel entitled "The Choices We Have Made."
11/15/2016 - Commercial Fisheries Center
NBC staff presented to members of the Commercial Fisheries Center of Rhode Island to discuss NBC WWTF operations and monitoring programs.
10/21/2016 - New England Estuarine Research Society (NEERS) Fall Meeting October 2016
NBC Environmental scientists presented two talks at the NEERS Fall Meeting on Block Island to discuss the NBC nutrients and bay pathogen monitoring programs and results.
9/14/2016 - EPA Webinar Series: Utility of the Future
Thomas Uva, Director of Planning, Policy, and Regulation, took part in a EPA sponsored webinar series called "Enabling the Water Resources Utility of the Future" Webinar Series. The presentation was entitled "Climate Change - It's Real! Deal with it Now!" and showcased NBC efforts to address climate change.
8/5/2015 - NBC 2015 Workshop - Just Another Day on the Upper-Upper Bay: Update on NBC’s Environmental Monitoring, Modeling, Construction Initiatives & Water Quality Results
The NBC sponsored a day-long workshop to provide an update on its latest environmental monitoring, modeling, construction initiatives, and water quality results, all centered around the health of upper Narragansett Bay. Narragansett Bay’s stakeholders, scientists, and regulators attended this free workshop to discuss our future path toward achieving and surpassing water quality standards. Thank you to all who attended and participated!
- Results of Nutrient Tracking & Biological Modeling Using the Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS) for Upper Narragansett Bay (movies play best if opened in Adobe or saved locally to your computer)
- 2012 Chlorophyll Intrusion from Greenwich Bay to Ohio Ledge
Thomas Uva, NBC’s Director of Planning, Policy and Regulation, presented at NACWA's Utility Leadership Conference & 45th Anniversary Annual Meeting in Providence, RI. Mr. Uva joined Senator Sheldon Whitehouse in speaking to the Climate and Resiliency Committee.
Various members of the EPA and RIDEM gathered to receive an update on the happenings at the NBC. Topics included progress on the NBC construction projects, receiving water monitoring program, NBC/RIDEM sustainable solutions grant, as well as sustainability efforts NBC-wide and information on the “Utility of the Future.”
11/14/2013 - 12th Annual Ronald C. Baird Sea Grant Science Symposium
Thomas Uva, NBC’s Director of Planning, Policy and Regulation, presented at the Baird Symposium, which is sponsored by Rhode Island Sea Grant. Each year the topic of the conference changes and this year it was entitled “The Future of Shellfish in Rhode Island: Providing sustainable seafood, economic opportunities, and ecosystem benefits.” Mr. Uva’s presentation is available below, as well as on the Rhode Island Sea Grant website at: http://seagrant.gso.uri.edu/baird/2013_shellfish/index.html
6/16/2011 - NBC 2011 Symposium - A Day on the Upper Bay: Current Monitoring, Research, Source Reduction Progress & Future Challenges
With over a hundred people in attendance, the Narragansett Bay Commission (NBC) sponsored a day-long workshop, A Day on the Upper Bay: Current Monitoring, Research, Source Reduction Progress & Future Challenges, which was an outstanding success. The event took place on Thursday, June 16, 2011 at Johnson & Wales University: Culinary Archives & Museum. Stakeholders, scientists and regulators from throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts participated in the workshop to exchange the latest information and improvements in Upper Narragansett Bay and discuss the future path toward achieving and surpassing water quality standards. The day began with opening remarks from the Regional Administer of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) New England office, Curt Spalding, followed by presentations from various academic institutions and agencies from throughout the Narragansett Bay Watershed. To close the workshop, a panel of some of the foremost experts on Narragansett Bay discussed the mutual goal of improving water quality and restoring Narragansett Bay. Listed below are links to the agenda of the symposium, as well as to the presentations that were given. Thank you to all who attended and participated!
- Symposium Invite
- NBC Monitoring Initiatives - Uva
- NBC Construction Update - Albert & Brueckner
- UBWPAD Update - Walsh
- Evaluating the NBC CSO Abatement Project - Comeau
- Extreme Wet Weather Monitoring - Oliver
- Nutrient Monitoring in the Upper Bay - Reitsma
- Blackstone River HSPF Water Quality Model - Rees
- Evolution of Hydrodynamic Modeling Tools for Managing NB - Kincaid
- Assessment of NB waters using FSWQMN and CHRP Update - Stoffel & Codiga
- Synthesis Areal Extent of Hypoxia in NB - Prell
- Monitoring of Macroalgea in NB - Deacutis
- Influence of Water Column Metabolism on Hypoxia in NB - Smith
- Gradients and Dispersal Patterns of Org Matter & Metals in NB seds - Murray
- Impact of Loading Reductions on Standing Stocks of Nutrients in NB - Krumholz
NEWEA Presentations: New England Water Environment Association
The New England Water Environment Association (NEWEA) holds an annual conference to bring together top knowledge and technology related to the wastewater field. The NBC has been honored to have been selected to present on our WWTF and monitoring program findings the past several years.
- 2014 - Thirty Years Later: Evaluation of Heavy Metals Contamination in Bivalves After Successful Load Reduction in Narragansett Bay
- 2013 - Five Years and Five Billion Gallons
- 2013 - Five Years of Nutrient Monitoring in Upper Narragansett Bay
- 2012 - Enteroccocus Sampling in Anticpation of New Permit Limits - Challenges and Outcomes
- 2011 - Extreme Weather Monitoring in Narragansett Bay
- 2010 - An Evaluation of Nitrogen Loading into Upper Narragansett Bay
Blackstone River Users Conference
Over recent years, the NBC has been invited to present at the Blackstone River Users Conference, a gathering of concerned groups which have a key interest in the Blackstone River. In these presentations, the NBC has given updates on monitoring programs specific to the Blackstone River and about NBC WWTFs projects in general.
10/13/2013 - NBC staff was asked to present at the first annual Ignite Session of the NEERS 2012 Annual conference. During this specialty session, speakers had to prepare a presentation of 20 slides which would be automatically advanced every 15 seconds. The culmination of this session was 5 presentations in 50 minutes, each speaker with 5 minutes to present and 5 minutes for questions.