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The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Philadelphia, PA 19103

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The Academy Town Square series of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University and StateImpact Pa present "Philly's Innovative Water Systems: Yesterday and Tomorrow," Wednesday, May 23, at 6:30 p.m.

Philadelphia has a long history of innovative water resource management starting in the 19th century with the Fairmount Water Works. Today, as cities across the nation grapple with the effects of climate change and aging water pipes, many are looking to Philadelphia’s ambitious plan to use natural systems to reduce the amount of polluted water entering streams through its sewer system.

StateImpact Pa, award-winning energy and environment reporter Susan Phillips will moderate a discussion with Debra McCarty, commissioner of the Philadelphia Water Department, and Glen Abrams, senior director of Planning and Sustainable Communities for the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. They’ll outline some of the innovative programs underway, including Green City, Clean Waters and Rain Check, and ideas for the future.

Also, Philadelphia Water Department historian Adam Levine will give a fascinating illustrated overview of the many creeks that once flowed through southeastern Pennsylvania. The event is free; registration is requested.

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