TIMOTHY DAVIS TO HELP FORMULATE ACTION PLAN FOR NEW YORK LAKES
Dr. Timothy Davis, associate professor of biological sciences, will serve as a national expert at upcoming harmful algal bloom (HAB) summits in New York. The summits are part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s recent announcement of a large-scale initiative to combat cyanobacterial HABs in upstate New York lakes.
The $65 million, four-point initiative will focus on 12 priority lakes vulnerable to HABs that are critical sources of drinking water and vital to tourism. The proposal includes the convening of four regional summits to bring together nation-leading experts and local stakeholders for each lake. Along with the state’s Water Quality Rapid Response Team, the participants will develop action plans to identify contributing factors impacting HABs.
Davis will participate in summits in Syracuse and Ticonderoga.