Flood events can impact human health and safety, and result in substantial costs to property and infrastructure. The forum provided on-the-ground examples of flood resilience strategies that can help Hudson Valley communities minimize risks while conserving financial resources.
An overview of the quantity and quality of regional freshwater resources, pressures that existing supplies face (pollution, development, invasive species), and management options. Special attention was given to green infrastructure and stormwater.
Science & Management Forum Hosted: October 16, 2009
To promote safe winter driving conditions, deicers are applied to roadways throughout the Northeast. The most commonly used deicer is sodium chloride, otherwise known as road salt. In New York State alone, state and local governments apply 500,000 tons annually.