Andrea Braga (Massachusetts) will present in Technical Session 18 at the New England Water Environment Association (NEWEA) at the Boston Marriot Copley Place in Massachusetts from 1:30-4:00 p.m. on January 23, 2018.
Andrea's session, entitled "Evaluating Urban Water Quality in Boston's MS4," and will discuss the recently completed, award-winning study to investigate sources of bacteria and nutrients in Boston's stormwater discharges and evaluate the efficiency of the city's ongoing illicit discharge detection and elimination (IDDE) program. Using advanced tools including DNA markers, the team determined the presence of human waste in municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) outfalls and quantified pollutant sources. Results from this study will benefit the Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) by guiding increased efficiency and effectiveness of their IDDE program, improving water quality protection, and supporting compliance with MS4 permit and Consent Decree requirements.
Andrea Braga is a Principal Water Resources Engineer based in Massachusetts with more than 12 years of professional experience focused on helping clients develop innovative solutions to their complex water quality, flooding, and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) compliance issues. She specializes in stormwater system design, modeling, and analysis from project planning and permitting to whole life-cycle costing, construction oversight, monitoring, and maintenance.
The NEWEA conference typically attracts more than 2,000 engineers, consultants, scientists, operators, and students, featuring a variety of technical sessions and more than 200 exhibitor displays. The conference provides an opportunity for professional exchange of information and current concepts in wastewater treatment and other water environment issues.
The New England Water Environment Association is an organization of over 2,100 water and wastewater professionals located throughout New England, who volunteer their time, energy, and expertise in order to preserve, protect, and manage the water environment of New England.
Learn more about the event at: http://annualconference.newea.org/.
Learn more about NEWEA at: https://www.newea.org/.
Learn more about Andrea at: https://www.geosyntec.com/people/andrea-braga