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Water Talk Wednesday With Accabonac Protection Committee

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 08:34
Accabonac Harbor
Durell Godfrey

The Accabonac Protection Committee will host its next online forum, featuring Christopher Gobler, an expert in water contaminants, and Alison Branco, who specializes in sea level rise, on Tuesday at 6 p.m. 

Dr. Gobler will discuss how nutrients like nitrogen, as well as abundant contaminants, “are entering both our underwater aquifer system, from which our drinking water is drawn, as well as our surface water bodies, including Accabonac Harbor,” according to the committee.

Dr. Gobler is director of the Center for Clean Water Technologies at Stony Brook University and a professor within the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University.

Attendees of the meeting will also consider the science of sea level rise in Accabonac Harbor with the help of Dr. Branco’s local eye. The former director of the Peconic Estuary Program will share her assessment of human impact on marine ecosystems. She currently holds the positions of senior coastal scientist and coastal director of the Nature Conservancy in New York.

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