ROCKLAND COUNTY WATER TASK FORCE Public Meeting & Presentation Notice:
MARCH 27, 2017 (Monday)
5:30 PM - 7:20 PM
Clarkstown Town Hall (Room 301)
10 Maple Ave., New City, NY, 10956
Join Chairwoman Harriet Cornell and the Task Force committees in a public presentation and discussion on March 27, 2017. The meeting agenda includes updates from the Committees, and a featured presentation by Dr. Daniel Van Abs who will discuss how two regions in New Jersey have developed programs to protect and manage regional water resources through task force planning processes, and lessons learned from similar efforts.
"MOVING AHEAD: Effective Water Planning Approaches"
Daniel Van Abs, Ph.D.
Dr. Dan Van Abs is currently Associate Professor of Practice for Water, Society & Environment at Rutgers University. He was Senior Director for Planning & Science with the Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council from 2007 to 2012. He managed Council staff efforts regarding development and implementation of the Highlands Regional Master Plan. Before that, he served as Director of Watershed Protection Programs for the New Jersey Water Supply Authority for more than eight years, creating and managing source water protection program for the Raritan and Manasquan river watersheds under Raritan Basin Watershed Management Plan. Dr. Van Abs also managed New Jersey’s water supply, wastewater and watershed management programs at the NJ Department of Environmental Protection. He received the 2010 Peter Homack Award from the NJ Chapter of American Water Resources Association for his achievements in water resources management. Dr. Van Abs has published many peer-reviewed and conference papers in the watershed management field, and is co-editor of a new Rutgers University Press book (June 2016) Taking Chances: The Coast After Sandy. Dr. Van Abs is a frequent public speaker and commentator in news media on water resources and water infrastructure issues.
We are very fortunate to have Dr. Van Abs as a presenter at our Task Force meeting. We invite the TF and interested public to attend, ask questions, and engage in discussions that will follow the presentation.