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2014 Waterfront Conference: Rebuilding Our Waterfront

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April 24, 2014: 9:00AM to 2:00PM
Hornblower Infinity, Hudson River Park Pier 40, 353 West Street map
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Riverkeeper Hudson River Program Director Phillip Musegaas will be among the panelists at the 2014 Waterfront Conference: Rebuilding Our Waterfront.

Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance’s 2014 Waterfront Conference will explore progress on the waterfront over the last 12 months with a special focus on the remarkable grassroots, community-based waterfront plans developed before and after Superstorm Sandy, and take an early look at the de Blasio administration’s approach to waterfront policy. Taking place aboard the magnificent Hornblower Infinity, this year’s conference focuses on community leadership and community-based planning.

Tickets cost between $35 and $100.

Musegaas will speak from 3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. on the panel titled “Fishable, Swimmable, and Paddle-able.” This panel will explore whether and how to prioritize public investments in water quality infrastructure to improve areas of existing use and to provide benefits at the water’s edge. How can communities, advocates, and government officials determine which infrastructure projects can have the most impact on users’ health and safety? How can the State’s water quality standards revisions process be guided by data on existing and potential recreational uses?
Moderator: Kathy Robb, Director, Water Policy Institute, Hunton & Williams | Secretary, MWA Board of Trustees

  • Angela Licata, Deputy Commissioner for Sustainability, New York City Department of Environmantal Protection
  • Joan Leary Matthews, Director, Clean Water Division – Region 2, Environmental Protection Agency
  • Capt. John Malizia, Vice President, Fisherman’s Conservation Association
  • Phillip Musegaas, Hudson River Program Director, Riverkeeper
  • David Sunding, Thomas J. Graff Chair in the College of Natural Resources, University of California-Berkeley

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