What are the four top challenges facing water resources in Cheshire and Hillsborough Counties?
Do the opinions of state experts line up with those of legislators, local officials, and the public?
What does climate change mean for New Hampshire's water resources future?
These and other questions will be addressed in a public information next Monday evening, March 16,in Peterborough, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the Town House.
The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services is holding a series of evening public meetings throughout the state to discuss work on a state water resources plan. The meetings consist of a one-hour presentation by DES officials regarding a recently completed report detailing the state’s water resources challenges, followed by approximately one hour of discussion. DES is conducting the meetings, with the assistance of various partner organizations and stakeholders, to inform the public and to build public involvement in the development a state water resources plan by the legislature’s Water Resources Committee.
These meetings are the third major step in the water planning process. The report(the New Hampshire Water Resources Primer) represents what the state’s water experts think;DES has completed a survey of state and local policy makers to see whatyou think; andthe public information sessions are intended to incorporate public opinion into the process. Following the information sessions, DES will report back to the Water Resources Committee, who will determine the next steps to take in developing a state water resources plan.
Please join us next Monday evening to hear what your constituents' concerns are regarding water in New Hamsphire.
More information about the Water Resources Plan process can be found at: http://des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/water/dwgb/wrpp/index.htm
For a complete list of dates and locations (including Keene, Merrimack, and Manchester) of the information sessions, please visit http://des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/water/dwgb/wrpp/sessions.htm
To view the N.H. Water Resources Primer, please visit http://des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/water/dwgb/wrpp/primer.htm