The Center for the Blue Economy presents:
Discussing the Disgusting: Policy Solutions to Sewage Pollution in the San Francisco Bay Area
Speaker: Mr. Kelly J. Miller, M.A. International Environmental Policy Candidate ‘18, Natural Resource Policy and Management, Middlebury Institute of International Studies
Tuesday, October 3
McGowan Building, Room 102
Part of the Ocean and Coastal Resource Management Lecture Series
Free, open to the public, no registration required
Link to Learn More: http://centerfortheblueeconomy.org/speaker-series
About the Topic: Throughout the United States, billions of gallons of raw or undertreated sewage are released from sewer systems each year, due to pipe defects and insufficient treatment capacity. Sewage pollution routinely flows into the San Francisco Bay. Sewer laterals, the privately owned pipes that connect home plumbing to the sewer main, are a major source of this pollution. Some cities are working to address this problem through ordinances that promote inspection and repair of defective laterals. This lecture will recount Kelly’s work on promoting stronger sewage policy in the Bay Area.
About the Speaker: Kelly Miller is a second year student in the MIIS International Environmental Policy Program. Kelly spent the summer of 2017 in Oakland working with the San Francisco Estuary Partnership. The SFEP is a collaboration of local, state, and federal agencies, as well as other stakeholders, working to protect and restore the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary. Kelly’s work on sewage policy addressed one of the tasks of the SFEP’s Estuary Blueprint, which outlines a set of goals for environmental projects in the Bay Area.
Lecture Location: The McGowan Building is located at 411 Pacific Street, Monterey, CA, 93940, on the campus of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. Attendees will enter through the glass doors from Pacific street, and room 102 is located inside to the right. The McGowan Building is indicated as #20 on the campus map. Access the campus map.
Parking: Parking is available in any Middlebury Institute campus lot after 5pm or on the street (time limits on surrounding streets end at 6pm).
Questions: Contact Rachel Christopherson at the Center for the Blue Economy at email@example.com or 831-647-6615 x1.
- Sponsored by:
- Graduate School of International Policy and Management