WPC: Advisory Group

WPC Advisory Group
Under the authority of CGA Sec. 25-33o(c), the Water Planning Council (WPC) established an Advisory Group to assist in researching and analyzing water resource issues and advise on matters of interest.  The statute requires that the Advisory Group be balanced between consumptive and nonconsumptive interests.
The Advisory Group may include representatives of (1) regional and municipal water utilities, (2) regional councils of governments, (3) investor-owned water utilities, (4) a wastewater system, (5) agricultural interests, (6) electric power generation interests, (7), business and industry interests, (8) environmental land protection interests, (9) environmental river protection interests, (10) boating interests, (11) fisheries interests, (12) recreational interests, (13) endangered species protection interests, (14) members of academia with expertise in stream flow, public health and ecology, and (15) a public health district.  Members are appointed at the discretion of the WPC.


Click here to download a schedule of WPC Advisory Group meetings in 2016.  You may also visit the Calendar to view meeting information.

    Current members of the WPC Advisory Group are:
    • Margaret Miner (Co-Chair):
      • Rivers Alliance of Connecticut environmental river protection
    • Maureen Westbrook (Co-Chair):
      • Connecticut Water Co. investor-owned water utility
    • Curtis Anderson
      • Anderson Turf Irrigation, Inc. business & industry
    • Denise Savageau
      • Town of Greenwich municipal conservation district
    • Eric Brown
      • CBIA business & industry
    • Gil Bligh
      • New Britain Water Department municipal water utility
    • Josh Cansler
      • Southeastern Conn. Water Authority regional water planning
    • Henry Talmage
      • Connecticut Farm Bureau agriculture
    • James Butler
      • SCCOG regional council of governments
    • John Hudak
      • South Central CT Regional Water Authority regional water utility
    • Karen Burnaska
      • The Endangered Lands Coalition/CFE environmental land protection
    • Kevin Sullivan
      • Chestnut Hill Nursery  green industry
    • Len DeJong
      • Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition recreation
    • Richard Sobolewski
      • Office of Consumer Counsel consumer advocate
    • Robert Silvestri
      • PSEG, Inc. electric power generation interests
    • Robert Wesneski
      • Avon Water Co. investor-owned water utility
    • Robert Young
      • Middletown Water & Sewer Dept. wastewater system
    • Vincent Ringrose
      • DEP Fisheries Advisory Council fisheries interests
    • Virginia de Lima
      • USGS (scientist emerita)  academia: stream flow and ecology
    For further information about the WPC Advisory Group, please send an email to:  wpc@ct.gov

    Content Last Modified on 8/11/2016 10:54:13 AM