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May 2, 2012 • 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. • University Commons Ballroom

Registration is required; click here to register

Co-sponsored by William Paterson University and the
Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders

Flooding in northern New Jersey will be a permanent problem unless remediation steps are taken. This conference will bring together experts from environmental science, engineers, and state and local government to explore the impact, previous responses, and plans for the future.

Featured Speakers

Kathleen Waldron,
President, William Paterson University

Keynote Speaker
Jeffrey L. Hoffman, Chief, Water Supply Modeling and Planning, NJ Geological and Water Supply, NJDEP


Panel I: Planning and Responding to Disaster 

Moderator: Richard Pardi, Professor of Environmental Science (retired)
William Paterson University

William McDonnell, Mitigation Outreach Specialist

Roy Messaros, Ph.D., CFM, Coastal and Hydrolic Engineer
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Robert Lyons, Director, Passaic County OEM Coordinator
Passaic County Office of Emergency Management

Sgt. James Dunham, Office of Emergency Management
New Jersey State Police

David Rosenblatt, Administrator, Office of Engineering and Construction, 
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection


Panel II: Municipal and State Planning and Response

Moderator: Wartyna Davis, Interim Associate Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences and Professor of Political Science, William Paterson University

Jeffrey Jones, Mayor, City of Paterson

Michael DeFrancisci, Mayor Emeritus, Township of Little Falls

Scott Rumana, New Jersey State Assemblyman


Registration is required; click here to register or call 973.720.2194. 

William Paterson University
300 Pompton Road, Wayne, New Jersey 07470     973-720-2194     deyoungs@wpunj.edu