State of the Bays 2024

North Fork Civics presented “The State of the Bays & Water 2024” by Christopher Gobler, Ph.D., on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Dr. Gobler is a SUNY Distinguished Professor and Endowed Chair of Coastal Ecology and Conservation at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University. He also serves as Director of New York State Center for Clean Water Technology.

Dr. Gobler will provide an overview of the health of our water — the bays and LI Sound, as well as our drinking water. Dr. Gobler will review land-groundwater-drinking water connectivity and how watershed activities influence these interactions. Recent water quality impairments will be discussed. Watershed and in-the-water solutions for water quality impairment will be highlighted.

The good news is Long Island has become a hub for novel solutions to mitigate water quality impairment and climate change. The New York State Clean Water Technology Center at Stony Brook University has identified cost-effective technologies that, when implemented can restore water quality and fisheries.

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