water quality http://nhpr.org en Coping With The 'Crazy Quilt'? Towns And State Revamp Shoreland Protection http://nhpr.org/post/coping-crazy-quilt-towns-and-state-revamp-shoreland-protection <p>Perhaps the biggest driver of New Hampshire’s tourist economy is clean water. Sparkling lakes sell boats, second homes, and jet-ski rentals. But keeping that water clean means smart development. As a new bill changing how the state protects shoreland works its way through the legislature, different New Hampshire towns disagree on what exactly smart development looks like.</p><p></p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 23313 at http://nhpr.org Coping With The 'Crazy Quilt'? Towns And State Revamp Shoreland Protection Legislators Will Take Up Great Bay Issues In January http://nhpr.org/post/legislators-will-take-great-bay-issues-january <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Come January, New Hampshire lawmakers will consider a bevy of bills dealing with the water quality of Great Bay. Some proposals confront waste-water treatment plant costs head-on, while others skirt that controversy.</p><p>The decline in the ecosystem of the Great Bay, coupled with Portsmouth, Rochester, and Dover's decision to fight the EPA over required wastewater treatment plant to upgrades is inspiring action in Concord.</p> Fri, 21 Dec 2012 22:18:38 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 18960 at http://nhpr.org Legislators Will Take Up Great Bay Issues In January Efforts to Restore Oyster Beds Could be a Stopgap Measure for Great Bay http://nhpr.org/post/efforts-restore-oyster-beds-could-be-stopgap-measure-great-bay <p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/newhampshire/the-nature-of-new-hampshire.xml">The Nature Conservancy</a> and the University of New Hampshire are working to restore oyster beds in the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Bay_(New_Hampshire)">Great Bay</a>. The organization hopes its efforts can help stave off an ecosystem collapse while towns in the watershed work toward upgrading their wastewater plants.&nbsp; Wed, 20 Jun 2012 02:36:51 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 7204 at http://nhpr.org Efforts to Restore Oyster Beds Could be a Stopgap Measure for Great Bay Using Water Well http://nhpr.org/post/using-water-well <p>We'll talk to members of the Governor's Water Sustainability Commission about what they're hearing as they travel around the state and identify the state's greatest aquatic issues.</p> Tue, 01 May 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 3864 at http://nhpr.org Using Water Well Water In The Time Of Cholera: Haiti's Most Urgent Health Problem http://nhpr.org/post/water-time-cholera-haitis-most-urgent-health-problem In the teeming city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, millions of people have no reliable water supply.<p>Many of the underground pipes that did exist were ruptured by the 2010 earthquake. Many public water kiosks are dry.<p>So life for most people is a constant struggle for water. And now that <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2012/03/27/149403215/in-haiti-bureaucratic-delays-stall-mass-cholera-vaccinations">cholera has invaded Haiti</a>, safe drinking water has become Haiti's most urgent public health problem. Thu, 12 Apr 2012 07:15:00 +0000 Richard Knox 3092 at http://nhpr.org Water In The Time Of Cholera: Haiti's Most Urgent Health Problem Great Bay Area Communities Sue State Over Water Quality Issues http://nhpr.org/post/great-bay-area-communities-sue-state-over-water-quality-issues <p>A coalition of Great Bay area communities is suing the state and the Department of Environmental Services,&nbsp;claiming DES failed to follow proper rules when determining water quality standards in the Great Bay.</p><p>Dover, Portsmouth, Rochester, Exeter and Newmarket claim&nbsp;DES violated state and federal law by not conducting a formal public process when determining water quality standards in the Great Bay.</p><p>As a result, the communities say they face unnecessary multi-million dollar wastewater treatment upgrades.</p> Fri, 23 Mar 2012 19:03:35 +0000 Amy Quinton 2732 at http://nhpr.org Great Bay Area Communities Sue State Over Water Quality Issues