Philadelphia Water Department, Office of Watersheds
Mr. Abrams serves as Manager for Strategic Policy and Coordination for the Philadelphia Water Department’s Office of Watersheds, where he leads efforts to link PWD’s programs and policies with those of other City departments, state and federal agencies, and nonprofit partners. In addition, his team is actively reviewing policies, codes, and programmatic functions and making recommendations for changes to ensure the success of Philadelphia’s innovative Combined Sewer Overflow Long-Term Control Plan, “Green City, Clean Waters.”
Mr. Abrams has worked in the Office of Watersheds for ten years and was instrumental in the early demonstration projects and partnerships that established many of the green stormwater infrastructure initiatives that are now the cornerstone of the “Green City, Clean Waters” plan.
Mr. Abrams is recognized as a certified planner by the American Institute of Certified Planners and is a graduate in City and Regional Planning from the Ohio State University. He is a frequent speaker on water resources planning and green infrastructure and has presented for the American Planning Association, American Society of Landscape Architects, American Rivers, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, in addition to many other organizations.