David Wunsch was selected to present at the AAAS 20x20 Forum, where current and alumni AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellows present short, visual presentation on how science intersects with policy. Wunsch presented the role of the Delaware State Geologist serves as the Decree Party Principal for the state of Delaware in negotiations for water management in the Delaware River Basin. His presentation also relayed insights into New York City’s water supply, which depends heavily on water transferred from the Delaware River Basin.
Delaware River Basin
The Parties to the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court Decree entered in the Delaware River Case (Decree posted at http://water.usgs.gov/osw/odrm/decree.html) are interested in, and invite you to share your comments on the Flexible Flow Management Program (FFMP), an adaptive framework for managing diversions and reservoir releases in the Delaware River Basin.
The Decree Parties—The State of Delaware, the State of New Jersey, the State of New York, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the City of New York—are pleased to announce two upcoming FFMP Listening Sessions that are intended to solicit feedback on the FFMP from a broad cross section of interested parties. Feedback accepted will be limited to FFMP-related issues only; comments on other topics or programs will not be accepted at these sessions. Specifically, the Decree Parties invite input on the following topics addressed by the FFMP:
Flood Mitigation under the FFMP
Aquatic Life and Ecosystems under the FFMP
Water Supply Obligations and Reliability
Other Topics addressed by the FFMP.
The Listening Sessions will be held at two locations (see below) in the Delaware River Basin. The program at each location will consist of a brief overview of the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court Decree, and the roles and responsibilities of the Decree Party Principals, the Delaware River Master, and the Delaware River Basin Commission. Each session will be 80 minutes in length.