Tunneling Around Us

October 24, 2018
7pm- 8:30pm

 
Admission: Free

Location:
Kaplan Hall
OBTC Great Room 101
90 Grand Street
Newburgh, NY

Please see below for directions

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection operates the largest drinking water supply in the United States. Its network of reservoirs, dams and aqueducts that deliver water to 9.6 million people every day is considered a marvel of modern engineering. Adam Bosch will talk about the City’s work to operate, maintain and protect its vast water supply. He will also share information about the Delaware Aqueduct Bypass Tunnel project – the largest repair project in the 176-year history of the water supply. It involved building a 2.5-mile-long tunnel 600 feet under the Hudson River from Newburgh to Wappinger. He will share images from the project and talk about Newburgh’s vital role in fixing the longest tunnel in the world.

Presenter

Adam Bosch – a Newburgh native – is the director of public affairs for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection. He manages DEP’s efforts to educate the public about the largest municipal water supply in the United States through community outreach, education programs, an regular communication with local elected officials and the news media. Before he began working for New York City, Bosch was a journalist in New York for more than a decade. His reporting was published in the Times Herald-Record, The New York Times, Scientific American Magazine and other publications. His work in journalism earned six awards from the Associated Press. Bosch was also vice president of research at Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress based in Newburgh. Bosch earned his bachelor's degree from SUNY New Paltz, where he continues to teach as an adjunct professor for the past 10 years, and he earned his master's degree in journalism from Columbia University in the City of New York.

Directions

Use this address for the GPS: 90 Grand Street, Newburgh, NY 12550

From the NY State Thruway, take exit 17 (Newburgh) and take the ramp to go east on the Interstate 84. Take Interstate 84 east to exit 10. At the light, make an immediate right and get into the left lane in front of the Sunoco Station. Make a left on to North Plank Road. Follow the street down the hill, through two traffic lights, and make a right on to Grand Street. Continue past three stop signs. Kaplan Hall will be on the left.

From points West, take Interstate 84 east to exit 10. At the light, make an immediate right and get into the left lane in front of the Sunoco Station. Make a left on to North Plank Road. Follow the street down the hill, through two traffic lights, and make a right on to Grand Street. Continue past three stop signs. Kaplan Hall will be on the left.

From points East, take Interstate 84 west to Exit 10s (second exit past the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge). Stay to your right off the ramp and follow it until you come to the traffic light at Route 9W (the Alexis Diner is on the left). Make a right on to Route 9W, and continue south. Get into the left lane in front of the Sunoco Station at the second light. Make a left on to North Plank Road. Follow the street down the hill, through two traffic lights, and make a right on to Grand Street. Continue past three stop signs. Kaplan Hall will be on the left.