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Posted: May 15th, 2008
Taking Stock of New York City’s Water

How well is the New York City Memorandum of Agreement of 1997 working? The Agreement is intended to protect the quality, affordability and availability of the drinking water of almost 10 million residents of New York City and surrounding counties. The Agreement has also offered economic programs to upstate communities, in return for their cooperation with water quality protection programs. Panelists include Cathleen Breen, Watershed Protection Coordinator, New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG); Joan Hoffman, PhD, Professor of Economics, John Jay College of Criminal Justice; Bernard W. Sweeney, PhD, Director, Stroud Water Research Center; moderator is Mirele B. Goldsmith, PhD. This event was held by the Environmental Sciences Section of the New York Academy of Sciences.


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