Entries Tagged as 'CSO'

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Research Update

Here is a video update about my research, including some preliminary survey results. Thanks to the New York New Jersey Harbor Estuary Program for filming the presentations at their Citizen Science Workshop.

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Would you go swimming in NYC?

When I was a freshman in college, I took an oceanography course. Being a nerd, I still remember one of the questions on our final exam: “You MUST go swimming in New York City. Explain where you would choose to swim and why you would choose that particular location. Back up your explanation with examples […]

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Jobs and Pipelines

I have been noticing a lot of talk lately about the proposed keystone pipeline and all the jobs it would or would not have created.  Then I stumbled across this interesting article from Daily Progress about how tighter environmental regulations are creating a “boon” for the stormwater industry (there is a connection here, I promise) . […]

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Know your Sewershed!

As my friends who’ve recently made the mistake of asking me  how my day is going already know- I am currently compiling data from a community survey that I’m distributing as part of my dissertation research. A few weeks ago, I sent the survey out to selected households in the geographic area that contributes to […]

Monday, June 17th, 2013

The Gowanus Has Gonorrhea!

This should not be a surprise to you if you’ve been keeping up with the local headlines, or perhaps the HBO series Bored to Death– which dedicated an entire episode to this pressing local issue. Every time the City’s combined sewage and stormwater system gets overwhelmed- raw sewage is released into the waters of NYC, so […]

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

When it rains, it drains (sewage, that is…)

The record setting rainfall we’ve had over the past few days has caused yet another round of combined sewage overflows (CSOs) into the Gowanus Canal. While out for a walk today, I took these shots of the sewage floating along. Images like this make it really hard for me to imagine why the City is […]

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