Event: The Future of Water in New York - The Next Generation

January 24, 2018

As population grows and climate change causes rainfall to become more variable, the range of growth and stress scenarios on built and natural systems becomes less predictable. What are the trends of today and how do they drive policy for tomorrow? What do industry and humanity need to thrive together? What models or types of solutions should we be focused on as we plan upgrades to replace existing infrastructure or create new systems?


"The Future of Water in New York" events were organized by the NY Blue Tech Network. The panel will discuss how policy, design and technology best work together to ensure adequate water resources for the future.





Vincent Sapienza - Commissioner, New York City Department of Environmental Protection

Eric Fontenot - Head of the Urban Water Department at DHI Group

Matthijs Bouw - Architect and Founder of ONE Architecture and Urbanism

Moderator: Robert Freudenberg - Vice President of Regional Plan Association's Energy and Environmental Programs





8.30 - 9.00: Light Breakfast Available

9:00 - 9:10: Welcoming Words from Dolph Hogewoning, Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

9.10 - 10:00 Presentations

10:00 - 10.30: Q&A - Discussion








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