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The New York Conference on Water

July 16, 2014: 8:00AM to 12:00PM
Fordham University Conference Center, 113 W 60th St - Floor 12, NY, NY map
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Hear Hudson Riverkeeper Paul Gallay and other panelests discuss “New York’s Drinking Supply: Wastewater and Waterways, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” at the New York Conference on Water.

The conference will explore what New Yorkers can do to preserve and protect our water resources. New Yorkers are understandably spoiled: Our vast network of reservoirs, aqueducts and tunnels almost effortlessly provides eight million of us with more than a billion gallons of water a day. Among the cleanest water systems on Earth, it is a seemingly inexhaustible resource that we tend to take for granted. But it is finite.

The first panel explores these questions:

What are the greatest challenges facing New York’s water and sewage systems now and in the future?

As the 3rd Water Tunnel nears completion, what major projects should the city undertake in the coming decades?

What are the most effective strategies for protecting the city’s coastal ecosystems and 520 miles of waterfront?

Gallay will join moderator Ate Atema, Principal of Atema Architecture (Gowanus Restoration Project); Emily Lloyd, Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection of New York City, and Larry Levine, Senior Attorney, Water Program, Natural Resources Defense Council.

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