The workshops described below are targeted at home
owners or local municipal officials. However, it might be worthwhile
to review all workshop series for a complete listing. Please check
back frequently for additions to these series.
Workshops for home owners
Workshops for local officials
Drinking Water Protection
Workshops for Home Owners
Programs are sponsored by the URI
Cooperative Extension Water Quality Program (visit the home
link above) and Rhode
Island Department of Health in addition to local agencies
All Programs are 7-9 PM
Pre-Registration is REQUIRED as space is limited. Programs are FREE.
During this workshop you will learn how you can
protect your private well through:
Private Well Maintenance
Good Housekeeping Practices for Protecting Your Private Well
Well Workshop Calendar
us at (401) 874-4918 to register and for more information.
Drinking Water Protection Workshops
for Local Officials
and RI NEMO are offering the following programs for those who
make land-use decisions, including municipal staff and council,
board members, and commission members. The workshops focus on
managing watersheds and aquifer recharge areas to protect drinking
water supplies and other critical water resources. All workshops
are free of charge, with support by the RI HEALTH Capacity Development
Changing Land Use Affects Water Quality
This workshop addresses how changing land use affects water flow and increases
pollution risk. It focuses on indicators such as impervious cover, shoreline
buffers and nutrient loading, and it provides a brief overview of management
practices that can be incorporated into regulations. The workshop can be customized
using local source water assessment results.
minutes if scheduled during a regular meeting and focusing on
1 ½ hours to more fully address local SWAP (Source Water Assessment
Program) recommendations and management practices.
Local Actions Can Protect Water Quality
Are your land use ordinances protecting future water quality as your community
grows? This workshop describes current practices for controlling development
impacts and discusses how to incorporate these into local zoning and land development
standards. The workshop emphasizes the need for town action beyond state minimum
standards, and it offers questions to ask in project review. The workshop can
be customized to address topics of local interest. Follow up assistance also
may be available to support the adoption of updated water resource protection
Length: 1 ½ hours
but flexible depending upon topics selected.
Computer Generated Maps in Project Review
You don’t need to be a computer whiz to take advantage of Geographic
Information System (GIS) maps in local planning and project review. This workshop
describes how to use readily available GIS maps or create your own using internet
resources. It provides step-by-step directions so boards or developers can
evaluate site suitability and visualize potential impacts in early project
review, emphasizing site context. Hands-on practice in using the RIDEM internet
map server is available by request, in cooperation with Paul Jordan, RIDEM.
introduction to GIS only, or complete 2-hour session about project
Do I Schedule a Drinking Water Workshop?
workshops are scheduled by request, for one or more communities,
with the program customized to the community. "Host" communities
are expected to help organize the meeting and promote
schedule a workshop in your community,contact: Lisa Philo
at 874-5687 or firstname.lastname@example.org.