2017 New York City Stakeholder Engagement Workshop

Understanding water challenges, success stories, and potential solutions


Date: June 16, 2017 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Location: CUNY Graduate Center 365 5th Avenue New York, NY 10016 

Room: TBD

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9:30 am – 10:00 am Continental Breakfast
10:00 am – 9:15 am Pre-workshop Survey
10:15 am – 10:30 am Welcome & Introductions

  • Mazdak Arabi (UWIN Director): Welcome and agenda overview
  • Jennifer Cherrier (CUNY)
  • All: Self-introductions
10:30 am – 11:10 am Network Activity #1:

  • Key strengths of the region’s water, wastewater and stormwater systems
  • Most serious threats to those systems
  • Any major economic, social or ecological problems caused by those systems
  • Key efforts or successes underway to address threats and impacts
  • Possible solutions not being widely tried that deserve a closer look
  • Key impediments to implementing solutions
11:10 am – 11:20 am Break & Purposeful Conversation

  • Find someone you don’t know and share your water goals, successes, or concerns
11:20 am – Noon Network Activity #2:

  • Discussing, refining, categorizing and assessing ideas from Activity #1
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Introduction to the UWIN Project, regional boundaries and time frames

  • Mazdak Arabi
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm Network Activity #3: Facilitated Discussion

What are your greatest needs for assistance and how might UWIN address them? For example, linking with UWIN experts, to help you learn from peers via various communication avenues, inform our research activities, data needed to help you implement actions toward desired water targets

2:15 pm – 2:25 pm Break
2:25– 2:45 pm Closing Discussion

  • Next steps, how to stay in touch and share information
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm Post-workshop survey