‘Taking Action to Safeguard Water Supplies through Source Water Protection – Tools and Examples’

Presentation by Julie Kollar, Director, Water Resources Education Network during a March 18, 2015 Webinar presented by Penn State Extension as part of its Land Use Planning Education series titled, ‘Planning to Protect Your Water Supply’. Julie teamed with Neal Fogle and Peter Wulfhorst, Economic and Community Development Educators for Penn State Extension.  Click to view 3-18-15 Protecting Water Supply Webinar- J Kollar – Penn State Extension.

Lower Susquehanna Source Water Protection Partnership 12/16/14 Meeting*

Delaware River Source Water Collaborative

Presentations from October 15, 2013 Delaware River Source Water Collaborative on Strategies for Funding Source Water Protection:

Schuylkill River Action Network (SAN): Funding Structure and Strategies
Schuylkill River National and State Heritage Area (SRHA): Schuylkill Restoration Fund
Philadelphia Water Department: Watershed Funding Strategies

Source Water Protection Presentation by Reading Area Water Authority:  “Source Water Protection Program  - Protecting the Source for Future Generations” Powerpoint PDF

Presentation: September 30, 2013

“Sustaining Centre County Water Supply with Source Water Protection” – Powerpoint presentation (PDF file) by Julie Kollar, WREN Director, at Centre County Association of Township Officials Fall Convention 2013. Click here>>  9-30-13 CCATO Fall Convention Centre County – J Kollar WREN

Webinar: August 15, 2013

United Delaware Watershed Control Plan – Nancy Trushell, P.E. United Water Delaware Director of Engineering PPT: united-delaware-wcp_august-15.pptx

Presentation as PDF:  United Water Delaware Cut the Crypto Nancy Trushell PE Dir Engin. 19 slides

City of Wilmington Source Water Protection Plan -PPT : city-of-wilmington-swpp_8-15-2013.pptx

Presentation as PDF: Matthew Miller WQ Mgr City of Wilmington DE 30 slides

United Water Delaware is investing to protect its upstream water supply for today’s consumer and future generations: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHEVPFLagfM

WREN Source Water Protection Workshop for Municipal Officials, Planners and Water Suppliers – June 19, 2013 Raystown Lake


Sustaining Your Water Supply through Land Use and Planning Tools, Act 13 Oil and Gas Considerations -  Dr. Stanford Lembeck,  Ph.D., AICP, Chairman, PA Municipal Planning Education Institute (PMPEI)

Abandoned Mine Drainage and Water Supply McAllister June 19 2013- Andrew
McAllister, Western PA Center for Abandoned Mine (PDF – 833 kb)

Beth Futrick -Methods to Reduce Agricultural Risks 6-19-13- Beth Futrick, PA Agricultural Ombudsman

Financial Tools for Water Supplies, Commonwealth Financing Authority, Act 13, etc.Brian Eckert DCED 6-19-13 Raystown – Act 13 Funds and PennWorks Programs Brian D. Eckert, Dept. of Community & Economic Development


Webinar: May 10, 2012 – Delaware Source Water Collaborative

Economic Value of Source Water Protection in the Delaware Basin

Presentation May 10, 2012 by  Gerald Kauffman – University of Delaware / Water Resources Agency / Newark, Del.


Schuylkill River Congress March 9, 2013

Source Water Protection Coalitions vs. DIY: Taking Water Protection to the Next Level

2013 Schuylkill Watershed Congress – March 9, 2013 Montgomery County Community College, Pottstown, PA

Presenters: Julie A. Kollar, Director – Water Resources Education Network/LWVPA-CEF; Gina Cyprych, Microbiologist – Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority; Stanley States, PhD., Director of Water Quality & Production – Pittsburgh Water & Sewer



This session will explore the work of source water collaboratives in Pennsylvania, WREN’s approach to coalition development, and feature the River Alert Information Network (RAIN) case study from southwest PA, which has recently expanded into West Virginia.

The example of the Schuylkill Action Network has inspired the formation of other source water protection coalitions across Pennsylvania, willing to move beyond the “do it yourself” mentality. Collaboratives have emerged in both rural and urban areas to address complex water protection challenges like gas development and other risks. The source water partnerships have worked to network, build trust, and overcome obstacles and limited resources to increase the chances for success over going it alone at both a regional and county level. This session will provide an overview of source water collaboratives in PA, WREN’s approach to coalition development, and feature a case study on the River Alert Information Network (RAIN), online at www.3rain.org. Representatives from members of RAIN, based in the three rivers region of southwest Pennsylvania, will be on

hand to share their story, the value of the coalition, current status, and future goals, including their recent expansion into West Virginia, and the development of their newly designed website and members’ river water quality concerns (bromides, TDS, etc.).

WREN Part 1 - 3.14MB

Part 2 - 1.73 MB

Part 2 – Gina Cyprych, Microbiologist – Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority

WREN Source Water Protection Workshop – Brockway, PA November 15, 2012

Source Water Protection & Stormwater Best Management Practices by Timothy Bruno, DEP Watershed Manager  – 11/15/2012


Lancaster County Workshops

“What’s Clean Water and How Do We Get It Back?”

The Lancaster County Clean Water Consortium in collaboration with the Lancaster Intermunicipal Committee, Water Resources Education Network – a project of the League of Women Voters of PA Citizen Education Fund, the Susquehanna River Basin Commission, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, the Lower  Susquehanna Initiative, the Pennsylvania Rural Water Association, the Lancaster County Conservation District and the Lancaster County Planning Commission held three educational seminars about clean water during fall 2012 for local officials in Lancaster County. The seminars were designed to connect the dots between protecting our communities’ drinking water, cleaning up our local streams and saving the Chesapeake Bay.

Clean Water 101 -  September 13, 2012. Focused on the current state of waters in Lancaster County and where we need to be, the basics of clean water standards, how streams are assessed, the total maximum daily loads our streams can endure and survive or not survive, and goals for returning our streams to a healthy status.
Andy Gavin, SRBC- What’s Clean Water and How Do We Get It Back?- Part 1, Part 2
Gary Walters, PADEP- Water Quality Standards Monitoring and Assessment
Bill Brown, PADEP- TMDLs and Pennsylvania’s Watershed Management Program
John Van Zant, PADEP- Source Water Protection Technical Assistance Program (SWPTAP) for the Chester Water Authority

Clean Water 201 -October 11, 2012.  Includes peer reviews. Local officials will have the opportunity to review the progress they are making on clean water projects in their municipalities and exchange their plans with each other. This seminar will promote  sharing of information between the officials.
Dan Zimmerman- Lititz Run Watershed Alliance
Charlotte Katzenmoyer, City of Lancaster- Sustainable Landscapes, Sustainable City
City of Lancaster- Implementing Lancaster’s Green Infrastructure Plan: A Public/Private Partnership
Jennifer Fetter, Penn State Extension- Watershed Decisions- A New Role Playing Inquiry-based Activity

Clean Water 301 – November, 2012. Presented answers on how to start a Source Water Protection program in a municipality. Municipalities have the resources and manpower to help, so officials should take advantage of this opportunity.

Cathy Port, PADEP- PADEP’s Role in Source Water Protection
Sourcewater Protection Resources
Matt Genchur- Pennsylvania Rural Water Association
John Van Zant- PADEP Source Water Protection Technical Assistance Program (SWPTAP)
Julie Kollar- Water Resources Education Network (WREN Project of League of Women Voter of PA CEF)
Bob Rissler- SWP and Neighboring Municipalities- ELANCO Wellhead Protection Program
Tyler Shenk- SRBC and SWP in the Lower Susquehanna

“Social Marketing as a Tool for Source Water Protection”

October 25, 2012 Powerpoint presentation titled “Social Marketing as a Tool for Source Water Protection” by Kate Hastings, The Cadmus Group, Inc. at EPA Western States Source Water Protection Forum, October 25, 2012.

This presentation, by Cadmus Principal Kate Hastings, LEED AP, reviewed basic social marketing principles and practices, provided an overview of community based social marketing (CBSM), and outlined the five steps of CBSM and their application to source water protection planning and goals.


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