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New Report Highlights Vulnerability of NYC Water Infrastructure to Climate Change @NRDC via @AddThis

New Report Highlights Vulnerability of NYC Water Infrastructure to Climate Change @NRDC via @AddThis

Today NRDC released “Thirsty for Answers ,” a first-of-its kind compilation of findings from researchers about local climate changes and their water-related effects on major cities across the United States. NYC is one of a dozen cities profiled. While people may often think of drought-prone Western states as bearing the brunt of climate change, the report makes clear that New York’s water resources and infrastructure face their own set of vulnerabilities. It also explains how NYC is ahead of other cities in developing strategies to prepare for these impacts, by making our water supply, wastewater treatment, sewer, and other key infrastructure more resilient. Some of the most serious threats relate to our low-lying sewage treatment plants and our already-overburdened sewer systems. Sea level rise, increased coastal flooding, more frequent and intense rainstorms, and increas...

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