A Conversation About Water on Long Island
We are excited to announce that Long Island Pine Barrens Society, Group for the East End, The Nature Conservancy, and Citizens Campaign for the Environment have come together to host the "Water Worries" Conference. The conference will feature several expert speakers from a variety of sectors. The goal of this conference is to create a constructive dialogue in the interest of finding workable solutions to a challenging problem.
Huntington Hilton – Melville, NY
Thursday, May 10 - 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
8:30am: Continental Breakfast
Introductory Video: "Influential Well-wishers"
9:00am: Panel Presentation
Magnitude and Certainty of Declining Drinking & Surface Water Quality
Bob DeLuca, Group for the East End - Presenter and Introducer
- Key Findings of Suffolk County Health Department Study: Bob DeLuca
- Impacts on Drinking Water and Surface Water: Dr. Christopher Gobler, SUNY Stony Brook, and Marci Bortman, TNC
- Contamination by Pesticides: Vinny Palmer, DEC
- Land Use & Preservation: Stephen Jones
- Wastewater Management: Dr. Larry Swanson, SUNY Stony Brook
10:10am: Remarks: Why We Must Act - The Consequence of Inaction: Adrienne Esposito, Citizens Campaign for the Environment - Presenter
10:20am: What Long Islanders Think: Public Opinion: Dave Metz
10:40am: Panel Presentation
Everyone Must Play a Role
Carrie Meek Gallagher - Presenter and Introducer
- Federal Government – Regional Administrator Judith Enck, EPA - Invited
- State Government – Assemblyman Fred Thiele
- County Government – Suffolk County Legislator Ed Romaine
- Town Government – Brookhaven Town Councilwoman Jane Bonner
- Stakeholders: Businesses & Consumers – Dan Gulizio
11:40am: Remarks: "Water We Going To Do?": Richard Amper, Pine Barrens Society - Presenter
The Future is Now – First Commitments
Kevin McDonald, The Nature Conservancy - Presenter and Introducer
- NYS Assemblyman Robert Sweeney
- Southampton Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst
12:20pm: Final Video: "Long Island Must – Long Island Will"
This event is sponsored by the Rauch Foundation.
This is a free conference. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.
Thank you for joining us. Together we make a difference!
Updated by tbono 4/25/12