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NYC Water Lead & East Water Deputy Lead


Dr. Balci has recently been appointed as the NYC Water Lead and Deputy East Water Lead at WSP.  Over the past decade, Dr. Balci spearheaded major infrastructure projects while serving as the Assistant Commissioner at the NYC DEP. She orchestrated the nation’s largest green infrastructure and innovative cloudburst management program with $3.5 Billion budget to reduce CSOs, improving water quality in New York Harbor while bolstering resilience in environmental justice communities. Prior to joining NYC DEP, Pinar held multiple management positions at the SFWMD, where she was responsible for planning and providing policy, permitting oversight to an array of Everglades Restoration and Capital Projects.

Session Name: Nature-Based Solutions (NbS): Harnessing the Power of Nature to Strengthen Climate Resilience & Support Wider ESG Goals

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