Storm Surge will host its next Speaker Series program at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, July 27 at the Newburyport Senior Community Center. City Engineer Jon-Eric White, PE, will share the City’s plans for protecting our community’s water supply during a program titled “Clean Water at Risk, Let’s Save It!” This presentation is part of the series, Towards a Resilient Newburyport, which focuses on the City’s 2020 Climate Resiliency Plan.
White has been the City Engineer in Newburyport since 2009. Prior to assuming his role in Newburyport, White worked as an engineer and project manager in both the public and private sectors. He designed and managed many projects for the MWRA’s Boston Harbor Cleanup, including the new wastewater treatment plant on Deer Island, the Central Artery Tunnel, the MBTA Commuter Rail Extension, and a number of private commercial, residential development and highway projects throughout the state.
After the presentation, Tracy Adamski and Thomas Cusick, Jr. will join White for a post-presentation discussion. Tracy Adamski, AICP, is a Vice President at the consulting firm Tighe & Bond, a consulting company hired by the City to update the current Artichoke Reservoir Watershed Protection Plan. Adamski will share recommendations intended to address climate change impacts and make our water supply resilient for decades to come. Thomas Cusick is Newburyport’s Water Treatment Superintendent and will be available to answer questions about water treatment, demand and supply and watershed management.
aStorm Surge asks interested residents to register in advance for the event by visiting: www.storm-surge.org.