White Paper: Using Green Infrastructure in the Delaware River Watershed

Spread it Out, Slow it Down, and Soak it In: Using Green Infrastructure in the Delaware River Watershed

For 25 years, the New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (NYLCVEF) has been dedicated to educating, engaging, and empowering New Yorkers to effectively advocate for the environment. Roux proudly supports the NYLCVEF as part of our corporate social responsibility program, allowing our firm to share in their goals of environmental advocacy and preservation.

Using Green Infrastructure in the Delaware River Watershed

Since last year, the NYLCVEF has participated in the Delaware River Watershed Initiative (DRWI). This initiative entails the conservation of the Delaware River Watershed, which nearly 15 million people rely on for clean drinking water from its reservoirs, along with farming, forestry, tourism, and recreation along the river and its tributaries. About half of those 15 million citizens live in New York City and northern New Jersey. More than 50 organizations have taken part in the DRWI, aligning their efforts to improve and protect the land and water quality of the delicate and diverse ecosystems that comprise the watershed.

The NYLCVEF in partnership with Simon Gruber of the CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities published “Spread it Out, Slow it Down, and Soak it In: Using Green Infrastructure in the Delaware River Watershed,” outlining the economic, social, and environmental benefits of green infrastructure (GI) as an approach to managing stormwater in the Delaware River Watershed. The paper provides background research on GI in the Delaware River Watershed, including recommendations on how to get involved and bring more GI to your community. Read the full paper here

Available Position: Junior Billing Analyst

Junior Billing Analyst (New York – Central Long Island)

Position Overview

  • Department: Accounting
  • Reports to: Billing Supervisor
  • Job Type: Full time
  • Overall Responsibility: Responsible for the preparation of monthly invoices
  • Consults with: Accounting staff, Project Managers, and Principals

Areas of Responsibility

  • Generating, editing, and finalizing invoices for clients
  • Ensure client invoices are delivered via email, mail, or electronic system in a timely manner
  • Maintain and update billing information
  • Review and approve employee expense reports
  • Data entry

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel, Outlook, and Adobe
  • Strong communication, time management, and organization skills
  • Multi-tasking/attention to detail is a must
  • Prior experience with Deltek Vision or other project management software is a plus

To apply to this position please click here or view all available positions. 

CSR Spotlight: CSLI Field Trip

Coastal Steward Long Island

For the second year in a row, Coastal Steward Long Island (CSLI) hosted a field trip with Deer Park High School’s Life Skills class, made possible by Roux’s donations. This year, the class was split into two groups who went on field trips Friday, June 8th and Monday, June 11th to offer the students more hands-on learning and one-on-one time with CSLI’s marine educators in Mt. Sinai.

Coastal Steward Long Island

Monday’s field trip began with students volunteering to don rubber waders and cast seine nets in the harbor, where they caught shrimp, fish, and hermit crabs while encountering some horseshoe crabs in their natural habitat. The three marine educators showed the students around the Marine Environmental Stewardship Center, where they examined marine life up close in touch tanks, watched an educational video about Mt. Sinai’s geography, and were free to observe the indoor tanks and play touch-screen games.

Coastal Steward Long Island

After lunch, the students saw deer and rabbits on the nearby nature walk, and ventured to the Shellfish Hatchery to learn about how CSLI’s shellfish restoration program grows and plants oysters. Before returning home, students and teachers spent some leisure time on the beach. Click here to read the full story, see more photos, and find out how to book your own field trip with CSLI.

Peter Alvey to Present at SEIP Conference

Monday, June 18 – Wednesday, June 20 The Society of Environmental Insurance Professionals (SEIP) is presenting their third annual conference, SEIP2018: Expanding the Market. The conference will offer focused educational forums regarding environmental insurance and other relevant topics, with the goal of expanding the sale of environmental insurance products.

On Tuesday, June 19, Roux’s Peter Alvey will present on “Solving The Problem of Insuring Pipelines,” along with Luna Bowser of Ironshore Insurance and Cindy Hunter of Navigators Group Inc. Pipelines are the safest form of transportation, but are capable of producing billion-dollar pollution losses. This panel will address the barriers between operators and the unavailability of insurance, and underwriters and a lack of demand for their products.

For more information, click here or view the full conference agenda.

 SEIP 2018

2018 Philadelphia Environmental Partnership Dinner

48th Environmental Partnership Dinner

Thursday, June 14 Roux will be sponsoring the Pennsylvania Environmental Council’s (PEC) Philadelphia Environmental Partnership Dinner. Regarded as the premier environmental event in Philadelphia, the dinner draws a large and diverse audience comprised of business leaders, lawyers, consultants, environmentalists, academics, and government officials. This event offers plenty of networking opportunities and will offer awards for sustainability; the Philadelphia Eagles are included among the honorees for their Go Green program.

Click here to register and learn more. 

Environmental Risk & Litigation Conference: Roux to Moderate/Present

Tuesday, June 12 Perrin Conferences presents their Environmental Risk & Litigation Conference. This conference hosts speakers and panel discussions featuring leading industry experts, in-house counsel, insurance company executives, and plaintiff and defense attorneys.

Roux’s Adam Love, Ph.D. will be a conference co-chair/moderator, alongside Scott W. Henry, Esq. of Maron Marvel Bradley Anderson & Tardy LLC and Marcel Ricciardelli of Allied World Assurance Company. In addition, Roux’s Sin Senh will be presenting on “Mitigating Risk and Opportunities in Development, highlighting NRD and Brownfield claims and risk, redevelopment, and identification of environmental risks in the general construction industry.

For more information on the conference click here or download the conference brochure here

Perrin Environmental Risk & Litigation Conference