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Stormwater Infrastructure Matters: utilizing stormwater as a resource, not a waste!
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This Wednesday // GreenHomeNYC May Forum: Backyard Potential (S.W.I.M. Steering Committee Members Speak!)

At least 9,000 acres of New York City’s land were converted from vacant land to impermeable buildings, roads, and parking lots over the last 25 years. This becomes especially problematic when it comes to managing storm water in the face of increased precipitation associated with climate change.

S.W.I.M. Steering Committee members Jaime Stein (Head of Program, M.S. Sustainable Environmental Systems, Pratt Institute) and Shino Tanikawa (Executive Director, New York City Soil and Water Conservation District) will be speaking at a GreenHomeNYC forum event along with Enterprise Community Partners’ Evan Mason to will examine green and grey infrastructure, combined sewer overflows, the Mayor’s new water plan, and the potential storm water mitigation that can occur in urban open spaces and how these issues relate to New York City’s abundance of impermeable surfaces.

When/Where:
May 20th, 2015
6:30-8:00pm
Enterprise Community Partners, 1 Whitehall St., 11th floor, Manhattan, NY 10004

Register here and read more details about the event here!

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