NY Blue Tech is New York’s first water sector network that is international and interdisciplinary. The network consists of more than 60 professionals with a passion for urban water, including engineers, urban planners, architects, and researchers.
Based on NYU and Columbia University due diligence research project, the network identified stormwater and wastewater management as the biggest challenges for the future of New York’s urban water systems. As part of highlighting and presenting solutions to New York's water challenges, the network advocates for Integrated Water Management to overcome detrimental compartmentalization of the water sector by focusing on the entire water cycle from upstream to downstream.
Who We Are
Founded in 2017, NY Blue Tech is still an informal and voluntary network. We act as a forum for international public-private dialogue and knowledge sharing collaborating around water technology and solutions. We host monthly meet-ups and public programs.
Mission + Vision
NY Blue Tech works to solve complex water management issues across the water cycle by providing a platform for public, private, academic, national and international experts to convene around.
The mission of the NY Blue Tech is to develop, adapt, import and export sustainable water management ideas and technologies through coordination across government, private sector, non-profit and academic leaders in the New York region.
New York water sector
Defined challenges & Opportunities
How to future-proof NY's wastewater and stormwater systems
How to incentivize water tech business in NYC
How to create test beds for emerging technology in Living Lab contextsw
Ensure the supply of safe clean drinking water
Boost resilience in the face of severe weather events
Reduce negative environmental impacts
Create workforce development in the water sector via increased business activity
Strengthen communities through workforce development
Resiliency in Municipal Water
New York’s Green-Blueprint shows how resiliency will take utilities into the future
By William Steel, WaterWorld
New York’s water sector finds itself in an exciting state of transition. Aging infrastructure is being revitalized and expanded in alignment with the city’s growth, while water asset stakeholders are engaging with outside sectors to deliver more holistic solutions, better integrated within the city. The result: water system development not only tuned for the challenges of today’s New York but safeguarded against uncertainties of the future.
In New York, maintaining municipal water assets has gained added significance in recent years with the high ambitions set forth by OneNYC — a comprehensive, multi-faceted strategy for the city’s development. Here, attention to water infrastructure is a prominent feature, identified within several of the strategy’s visions and subordinate initiatives