The New York Conference on Water
Fordham University Conference Center
113 W 60th St - Floor 12
July 16, 2014, 8am - 12:30pm
On the subject of water, New Yorkers are understandably spoiled. Our vast network of reservoirs, aqueducts and tunnels almost effortlessly provides eight million of us with more than a billion gallons of water a day. Among the cleanest water systems on Earth, it is a seemingly inexhaustible resource that we tend to take for granted. But it is finite. As the English sage Thomas Fuller wrote, “We never know the worth of water till the well is dry."
That is a tough message to convey to New Yorkers, who have not experienced a drought in some 30 years. And yet, climate patterns are changing. One-sixth of the world’s population is water stressed. Scientists believe the global supply of fresh water is diminishing. And our local water supply is subject to the risks of pollutants, microorganisms, and the potential effects of fracking.
The New York Conference on Water will explore what New Yorkers can do to preserve and protect this precious resource. It will also examine how water presents the city with opportunities, such as recreation and transportation, as well as risks, such as rising sea levels and extreme weather. Finally, the Conference will discuss the many ways that water has defined New York for centuries as a great international port of trade and as a nexus for immigrants and travelers across the world.
If you would like to sponsor, please make your payment above. The deadline to participate as a sponsor is July 9, 2014. Checks can be written out to "SAC Marketing" and sent to: SAC Marketing & Consulting, 46 Laight St, #3, New York, NY 10013. Once we recieve your check we will send confirmation of payment.
The New York Conference on Water is produced by SAC Marketing & Consulting with the help of the Natural Resources Defense Council and New York League of Conservation Voters
Thank you to sponsors The General Contractors Association of NY and
New York Water Taxi
A portion of the event’s proceeds will be donated to environmental non-profits focused on water conservation in the New York area.
Thank you for your interest in sponsoring the NY Conference on Water 2014!