Sustainability in Practice: The DEC’s Approach to Managing New York State’s Waters

Anthony Prestigiacomo of the Finger Lakes Water Hub will explain how the State prioritizes, plans, and implements clean water initiatives.
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Oct. 2, 2017
12:15 pm
de Witt Lecture Hall (106), Zabriskie Hall

Anthony Prestigiacomo, research scientist for the Finger Lakes Water Hub, will introduce his organization and provide an overview of basic limnology (lake science) concepts with examples from the Finger Lakes. He will outline the DEC’s processes for managing lakes and streams and monitoring and assessing water bodies in NYS. He will explain how the State prioritizes, plans, and implements clean water initiatives to protect or rehabilitate impaired or threatened water bodies, and offer examples of rehabilitation successes as well as ongoing efforts in the Finger Lakes. This event will take place at 12:20 p.m. Monday, October 2, in the de Witt Lecture Room (Zabriskie 106) on the Wells College campus. Admission is free, and all are welcome to attend.

Anthony was born and raised in Herkimer County, New York. He earned a B.S. in Environmental Forest Biology and  M.S. in Water Resources Engineering from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. From 2000-spring 2017, he worked as a scientist at the Upstate Freshwater Institute in Syracuse, focusing on the monitoring and assessment of lakes, reservoirs and streams. This work focused mainly on the New York City reservoir system and Onondaga Lake but included assessment of Cayuga Lake for the LSC monitoring project and data collection and analysis for the Cayuga Lake water quality model currently being used in the TMDL. In April 2017, Anthony joined the new Finger Lakes Water Hub, focusing on watershed and water quality issues specific to the Finger Lakes region.

This talk is part of the Center for Sustainability and the Environment's Sustainability Perspectives Series. Wells is committed to providing access to all events; anyone needing assistance should contact Marian Brown, director of the Center for Sustainability and the Environment, as soon as possible.

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