The Inland Bays Foundation Presents: GUEST SPEAKER – Dr. Gerald Kauffman
Dr. Kauffman will tell us how the current EPA and Army Corps of Engineers want to rescind the Clean Water Rule which could leave 1100 miles (25%) of streams and 193,500 acres (32%) of Delaware freshwater wetlands including the Inland Bays vulnerable to fill and pollution.
Bio: Gerald McAdams Kauffman is Director of the University of Delaware Water Resources Center that was established in 1965 as one of the 54 National Institutes for Water Resources supported by the United States Geological Survey at land grant universities in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and three island territories of Guam, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands. Dr. Kauffman holds faculty appointments in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Geography Department, and School of Public Policy and Administration and has studied at the only two Colonial land grant institutions in the nation, Delaware (est. 1743) and Rutgers (est. 1766). Jerry wrote a book on water resources engineering with a colleague from the University of Wyoming and is currently writing a book on sustainable watershed management with John Wiley and Sons, Oxford, U.K. Jerry also serves as Delaware’s first water master appointed by the Governor and General Assembly by the Water Supply Coordinating Council Act of 2000. For fun, Jerry likes to swim in the ocean off Delaware’s clean beaches way beyond the breakers.