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How Brooklyn Works: Sewers and Wastewater Treatment

Oct 28, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

| $5
sewer

A system designed to be invisible, Brooklyn’s sewers are vast, complex, innovative, and integral to the functioning of New York City, and yet the average New Yorker rarely needs to consider their existence. Gerard Koeppel, author of Water for Gotham: A History, leads a diverse panel of experts who will shine a light on the system’s history, as well as its contemporary challenges and the creative solutions that will lead to a more sustainable unseen system. Panelists include Robert Adamski (former Deputy Commissioner of NYCDEP), Carter Strickland (former NYCDEP Commissioner, now at HDR, an environmental engineering and architectural consulting firm), Eymund Diegel (environmental planner and researcher of the Gowanus watershed), and Tricia Martin (Principal at WE Design). Presented in partnership with Atlas Obscura.