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Columns by DEC Staff Appearing in Clear Waters

"Water Views" by James Tierney, Assistant Commissioner for Water

Below are published columns entitled "Water Views" from NYSDEC, Division of Water (DOW). The DOW regularly provides a column in the magazine, Clear Waters, the quarterly publication of the New York Water Environment Association (NYWEA).

Articles are arranged by date of publication, the most recent year is first.

2013

  • Summer Issue: "Moving Toward Net Zero Energy" (by James Tierney, Assistant Commissioner for Water Resources)
    Water industries, such as wastewater treatment plants, are reducing their energy use and costs through greater efficiency. Examples are described.
  • Spring Issue: "Building Infrastructure Resiliency for Storm Impacts" (by James Tierney, Assistant Commissioner for Water Resources)
    Wastewater treatment facilities need to be more resilient to flooding, coastal storm surges, and power outages caused by extreme weather from storms like Irene, Lee and Sandy.

2012

  • Winter Issue: "Getting Green with CSOs" (by James Tierney, Assistant Commissioner for Water Resources)
    Green infrastructure can help communities address wet weather issues including pollution from combined sewer overflows. As more communities explore green infrastructure, the state is making more project funding available.
  • Fall Issue: "Critical Operator Training Addressed" (by James Tierney, Assistant Commissioner for Water Resources)
    Wastewater treatment operators need to meet the growing and changing requirements and demands of wastewater treatment. NYWEA and DEC have teamed up to train and certify highly skilled operators and encourage more people to join their ranks.

2011

  • Winter Issue: "Here Comes Climate Change" (by James Tierney, Assistant Commissioner for Water Resources)
    Studies forecast that climate change will continue to make flooding and drought events more frequent in years to come. Water quality professionals need to understand the potential impacts and lead the way in planning thoughtful responses.
  • Summer Issue: "Federal Money To Implement Clean Water Act" (by James Tierney, Assistant Commissioner for Water Resources)
    Clean water is essential, achievable, and is mandated by the Federal Clean Water Act (CWA). The federal funding for programs that support the CWA has been significantly reduced. However, given these tight fiscal times, the federal funding is critical.
  • Spring Issue: "Sustaining Progress Toward Great Lakes Restoration" (by James Tierney, Assistant Commissioner for Water Resources)
    Continued bipartisan support for federally funding the "Great Lakes Regional Collaboration Strategy" is needed to restore the Great Lakes and St Lawrence River, to reduce invasive species, and invest in our communities and environment.

Archived Columns

Archive Columns from Clear Waters "Water Views" - An archive of columns written by DEC staff which were printed in Clear Waters. They are arranged by date of publication, with the most recent column first.

The DOW column is reprinted here courtesy of Clear Waters. For subscription information, contact NYWEA directly.


More about Columns by DEC Staff Appearing in Clear Waters:

  • Moving Toward Net Zero Energy - Water industries, such as wastewater treatment plants, are reducing their energy use and costs through greater efficiency. Examples are described.
  • Building Infrastructure Resiliency for Storm Impacts - Wastewater treatment facilities need to be more resilient to flooding, coastal storm surges, and power outages caused by extreme weather from storms like Irene, Lee and Sandy.
  • Getting Green with CSOs - Green infrastructure can help communities address wet weather issues including pollution from combined sewer overflows. As more communities explore green infrastructure, the state is making more project funding available.
  • Critical Operator Training Addressed - Wastewater treatment operators need to meet the growing and changing requirements and demands of wastewater treatment. NYWEA and DEC have teamed up to train and certify highly skilled operators and encourage more people to join their ranks.
  • New Reports: Here Comes Climate Change - Studies forecast that climate change will continue to make flooding and drought events more frequent in years to come. Water quality professionals need to understand the potential impacts and lead the way in planning thoughtful responses.
  • Federal Money To Implement Clean Water Act - A discussion of the need for additional federal money to enforce the Clean Water Act. We need to make our water clean and keep it clean.
  • Sustaining Progress toward Great Lakes Restoration - Discussion about the sustainability of efforts to restore the Great Lakes without federal funding. Many organizations are participating.
  • Archive Columns from Clear Waters "Water Views" - An archive of columns written by the department staff which were printed in ClearWaters. They are arranged by year of publication.
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