Energy and water systems within the urban environment

Symposium A16


The growth of cities is tied to the development of transportation, energy and water systems upon which city residents depend. With pressures created by land-use changes, population growth and climate change, these systems are increasingly stressed. Failures of water and electricity networks are marked by discharge of untreated sewage into surface waters and increasingly frequent brownouts and blackouts. This session will discuss the use of green infrastructure — networks of natural and constructed wetlands, streams, and vegetation — to reduce stresses on electrical and water systems while making the city more livable for its residents.

Yehuda Klein, Professor, Brooklyn College Department of Economics
Jennifer Cherrier, Professor, Brooklyn College Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Ozge Kaplan, Research Environmental Engineer, Office of Research and Development, US Environmental Protection Agency
Alan Cohn, Managing Director, Integrated Water Management, New York City Department of Environmental Protection
Kevin Lyons, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Supply Chain Management, Rutgers Business School

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