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Taking Stock of New York City's Water

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Will the innovative 1997 Watershed Agreement succeed in protecting New York City's drinking water into the future? Three new ground-breaking studies take stock of the Agreement's performance. They report on water quality in the watershed; implementation of watershed protection measures; and the Agreement's impacts on the upstate economy.

Speakers: Cathleen Breen, Watershed Protection Coordinator, New York Public Interest Research Group; Joan Hoffman, PhD, Professor of Economics, John Jay College of Criminal Justice; Bernard W. Sweeney, PhD, Director, Stroud Water Research Center
Moderator: Mirele B. Goldsmith, PhD

Sponsor: Environmental Sciences Section, New York Academy of Sciences

Location: New York University, The Kimmel Center for Student Life, The Shorin Performance Studio, 8th Floor, 60 Washington Square South (Washington Square South@LaGuardia Place)

Date: Thursday, May 15, 2008, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Registration: The event is free and open to the public but registration is recommended. E-mail:bdtjpw@rcn.com. Phone: 212.817.8841

The Queens Museum of Art, NY will present the Stroud Center's “Mountaintop to Tap” exhibit of photos by 12 students who followed the entire path of New York City’s drinking water supply from the Catskills to New York City. The exhibit opens on May 17, 2008. Check Queens Museum for details.


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