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Protecting Drinking Water Sources with the DWSRF Set-Asides

Thursday, December 12, 2019 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET

During this webinar, you’ll learn about recent changes in the DWSRF 15% Local Assistance set-aside eligibilities and how Colorado and Nebraska are using their DWSRF set-asides to protect drinking water sources through preventative measures. You’ll learn how Colorado is using their set-aside for a variety of source water protection programs including addressing wildfire threats and recovery. You’ll also hear from Nebraska on how they are using their set-asides to develop planning documents for groundwater source protection that help them access larger funding pools such as nonpoint source grants and Natural Resources Conservation Service programs.

Presenters:

Kara Goodwin is a physical scientist on the Source Water Protection team at EPA Headquarters in Washington, DC. In this role, she works with internal and external partners to communicate the importance of proactive measures to protect drinking water sources and to support their implementation. Kara has worked at the EPA since 2017. Prior to joining EPA, she worked for the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, and spent several years in watershed research at EPA and the Cary Institute for Ecosystem Studies.

John Duggan currently works as the State of Colorado’s source water protection work group leader for the Water Quality Control Division. He manages the Drinking Water Revolving Fund Wellhead and Capacity Development Set Aside Workplans and funding to support innovative programmatic and subcontractor activities for the SWAP program. His current responsibilities include leadership of the state source water implementation efforts, land management agency coordination on source water and various MOU’s, inter-agency and local SWAP data sharing agreements, and source water protection outreach and education.

Ryan Chapman is the Water Quality Assessment Section Supervisor at the Nebraska Department of Environment & Energy. Ryan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and from the University of Nebraska Lincoln, and Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Landscape Architecture from Iowa State University. He has been with the department since 2009 and served as the Wellhead Protection Program Coordinator for 5 years.