UConn brings experts together to discuss water

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut is bringing a group of experts together to discuss a statewide plan for managing Connecticut’s water resources.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will be among those attending Monday’s conference, along with other political leaders, scientists, environmental protection advocates and water industry professionals.

The topics of the conference will include plans in other states; models for determining the allocation of available water resources; and opportunities and obstacles to developing and implementing a state plan.

The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protections says Connecticut has 450,000 acres of wetlands, 6,000 miles of streams and rivers, over 2,000 lakes and reservoirs, and 600 square miles of estuarine water in Long Island Sound.

It calls the management of these resources one of its most critical missions.

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