Great Neck – Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel was a speaker at the 2009 Long Island Water Symposium held at New York Institute of Technology. Assemblywoman Schimel addressed a well attended conference of geologists, academics, policymakers, and water district commissioners, including Manhasset-Lakeville and Roslyn Water Districts. Also in attendance was Mindy Germaine, Executive Director of Residents for a More Beautiful Port Washington and Nassau County Legislator Judi Bosworth.
A consortium of presenters included the Nature Conservancy, Food and Water Watch, United States Geological Survey, Delaware River Basin Commission and the North Shore Land Alliance focusing on such topics as impacts on sea level rise and nitrates in Long Island groundwater.
A member of the Assembly’s Committee on Environmental Conservation, Assemblywoman Schimel spoke of a “call for action” concerning drinking water conditions on Long Island and to advance the goal of establishing a comprehensive dedicated Long Island groundwater and water supply management agency.
“As Long Island continues to grow in population and land development, we need an ongoing scientific inventory of ground and surface water to effect stronger water regulatory management policies”, said Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel.