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Professor Walker Briefs Lt. Governor, Kathy Hochul, on Wastewater Treatment Research

On April 13, 2015, Professor Walker was part of a team of Stony Brook University researchers who briefed New York State Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul on efforts to reduce nitrogen pollution in coastal waters of Long Island. Dr. Walker participated in the discussion regarding the efforts of the newly created New York State Center for Clean Water Technology to research and develop the next generation of on-site wastewater treatment technology to remove nitrogen from individual septic systems.  The meeting included Dennis N. Assanis, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Anna Throne-holst, Supervisor, Town of Southampton, Matthew Whelan, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Dr. Chris Gobler, Associate Dean for Research and Professor, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, among others.  

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(from left to right) Steven Savage, Former SVP & CIO of Computer Associates and Current Member of the LI Regional Economic Development Council Workgroup on Innovation; Larry Swanson, Associate Dean, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences; Elaine Crosson, Vice President for Government and Community Relations; David Conover, Vice President for Research; Anna Throne-Host, Supervisor, Town of Southampton; Lt. Governor Hochul; Dennis N. Assanis, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs; Matthew Whelan, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives; Dr. Chris Gobler, Associate Dean for Research and Professor, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences; and Harold Walker, Professor and Director, Civil Engineering.

 

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