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Obscura Society NY with Brooklyn Historical Society: How Brooklyn Works: Sewers and Wastewater Treatment

Discover the history and current realities of the vast sewage complex beneath our streets.

A system designed to be invisible, Brooklyn’s sewers are vast, complex, innovative, and integral to the functioning of New York City, and yet the average New Yorker rarely needs to consider their existence. Kate Ascher, author of The Works: Anatomy of a City, leads a diverse panel of experts who will shine a light on the system’s history, as well as its contemporary challenges and the creative solutions that will lead to a more sustainable unseen system. Panelists include Robert Adamski (former Deputy Commissioner of NYCDEP), Carter Strickland (former NYCDEP Commissioner, now at HDR, an environmental engineering and architectural consulting firm), Eymund Diegel (environmental planner and researcher of the Gowanus watershed), and Tricia Martin (Principal at WE Design). 


How Brooklyn Works: Sewers and Wastewater Treatment
Wednesday, Oct 28
$5/Free for BHS and G-W members
Doors open at 6pm. Event begins at 6:30pm.
Please note that seating is first come, first served.

Questions? Email rebecca.posner@atlasobscura.com