New York City Department of Environmental Protection Developing the Circular Water Economy

  • Robert C. Brears
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Climate Resilient Societies book series (PSCRS)


New York City Department of Environmental Protection has implemented a range of technology policies to facilitate the development of the circular water economy that not only mitigates greenhouse gas emissions but also enhances resilience to climate change.


Water conservation Water efficiency Water reuse Water recycling Resource recovery Renewable energy 


  1. New York Water. “Closing the Loop: When Wastewater Treatment Becomes Resource Recovery.”
  2. NYC DEP. “About Automated Meter Reading (Amr).”
  3. ———. “About the Nyc Dep Rain Barrel Program.”
  4. ———. “Department of Environmental Protection Invests $30 Million to Significantly Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from the Port Richmond Wastewater Treatment Plant.”
  5. ———. “Multi-Family Conservation Program (Mcp) Frequently Asked Questions.” (2018).
  6. ———. “New York City Water Challenge to Universities.”
  7. States at Risk. “New York.”
  8. The City of New York. “One New York: The Plan for a Strong and Just City.” (2015).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert C. Brears
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  1. 1.Our Future WaterChristchurchNew Zealand

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