Director, Water Resources Management
New York City Department of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Water Supply
The Delaware Aqueduct begins at Rondout Reservoir in Ulster County, NY and conveys about 50 percent of New York City’s drinking water every day. A substantial leak was discovered back in the early 1990’s and NYCDEP needs to repair the tunnel. This repair project, as well as water supply operations have been in the planning process for more than 20 years and will have impacts on the supply system’s reservoir levels as well as some recreation activities in the City’s watersheds. The $1 billon project will be entering its final phase to connect a newly constructed 2.5-mile bypass tunnel to structurally sound portions of the existing Delaware Aqueduct, permanently conveying water around a leak in October of 2024
Ms. Garigliano began her career with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Bureau of Water Supply in 2012 as the Chief of Staff. After serving in that role for more than 10 years, Ms. Garigliano transitioned to the role of Director of Water Resources Management in 2023. In this role, Ms. Garigliano oversees the Bureau’s Wholesale Water Programs and policies for reservoir releases from the NYC Water Supply System. She also serves as the New York States technical representative to the Delaware River Basin Commission and the Department’s representative to the Office of the Delaware River Master on all issues related to flow management in the Delaware River Basin. Ms. Garigliano is also responsible for supporting daily operations and long-term system planning by managing an integrated modeling team who conducts water quality, quantity, and climate change modeling of the NYC Water Supply System. Prior to her employment with New York City, she served on active duty in the U.S. Army as a CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive) Officer.
Ms. Garigliano holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a Master of Arts degree in Emergency and Disaster Management from American Military University.
This seminar does qualify for 1.0 Professional Development Hour (PDH). A Certificate of Attendance will be available for AWRA-PMAS members only. The meeting price for non-members who wish to receive a Certificate of Attendance for the PDH is $10.00 ($3.00 for meeting + $7.00 for certificate).
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