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Weathering the Storms in Newark

Street flooding caused by storms is much more than an inconvenience of urban life — it disrupts economic activity and hinders vital services provided by first responders. By stressing the capacity of sewers and water-treatment plants, flooding can also increase microbial threats to health.

Contending with this infrastructure challenge in the City of Newark will be the topic of a Technology and Society Forum presentation featuring keynote speaker Howard Neukrug, former water commissioner of Philadelphia and currently a Senior Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. Technical experts from the region, including representatives from the Newark Department of Engineering and the Newark Department of Water and Sewer Utilities, will join Neukrug in exploring the problems flooding presents and the range of solutions available.

This Forum presentation will be on Wednesday, October 5, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in Campus Center Ballroom A.

As Philadelphia’s water commissioner, Neukrug created the city’s $2.5 Billion Green City, Clean Waters Program, a revolutionary approach to urban land and water management. Now a Senior Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, he advises cities and utilities in areas such as civil engineering, urban planning and sustainability. He is also establishing a regional and global Water Policy Center.

Sponsors:  Albert Dorman Honors College, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Otto H. York Department of Chemical Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering, Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science

This is a public forum that qualifies attendees for Professional Development Hours.

NJIT welcomes attendees from all area colleges and universities.

For more information: Visit http://tsf.njit.edu or contact Professor Michel Boufadel, boufadel@njit.edu.