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Beyond Tunnel Vision Speaker Series: Former Dir. of Philly Water, Howard Neukrug
11-19-2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Join the Clean Rivers Campaign, Sierra Club Pennsylvania Chapter, One Pittsburgh, Nine Mile Run Watershed Association, the Negley Run Watershed Task Force, and residents of the Negley Run Watershed to hear from Howard Neukrug, the man who led Philadelphia’s green-first plan that’s transforming the City.
Large scale investments in green infrastructure can prevent sewage from entering our rivers and reduce flooding that has cost lives and property loss in our region. They are one of the strategies, as outlined in the UN’s IPCC report on climate change, that can slow carbon build-up and create resiliency in our neighborhoods.
Dinner will be served before the event.
Howard Neukrug is currently a professor of Practice in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science in the School of Arts and Sciences. Neukrug is the former Commissioner and CEO of Philadelphia Water, where he was responsible for all aspects of utility operations, environmental compliance, engineering, financing, budgeting, capital and strategic planning, customer service, human resources, and legal and policy decisions for its drinking water/wastewater/stormwater system serving 2.3 million people. At Penn, he is establishing a Water Center and teaching courses on the water industry and the role of water in urban sustainability and resiliency. He is also a Principal with CASE Environmental, LLC, where he provides consulting services to cities and utilities in urban planning, systems design, sustainability, organization development, strategic planning and trends and innovations in the global water industry.
You can read more about Philadelphia’s “Green City, Clean Waters” Plan here.