New York City's Water System: A Talk by Adam Bosch
Adam Bosch, will discuss how the NYC DEP operates, maintains and protects the largest municipal water supply in the United States. The talk will also include a special look at the $1 billion Delaware Aqueduct Bypass Tunnel project, the largest repair in the 176-year history of the City's water supply. The water supply is considered a marvel of modern engineering. Its system of reservoirs and aqueducts supplies 1 billion gallons of water each day to 8.6 million people in New York City and another 1 million people in the counties of Westchester, Putnam, Orange and Ulster. The programs that protect its reservoirs in the Catskills are considered a worldwide model for protecting the quality of water at its source.
Adam Bosch is director of public affairs for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). In that role, Adam is charged with broadly sharing information about the City's water supply with members of the public, local journalists, elected officials, and through education programs. Before joining DEP in 2012, Adam was a journalist in New York for more than a decade. His reporting earned five Associated Press awards for investigative reporting, breaking news coverage and public service.
Adam continues to teach journalism as a part-time faculty member at SUNY New Paltz, a position he's held since 2008. Adam also served as vice president of research at Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress, a policy research and planning organization based in Newburgh.