A photograph of the surface of water.


Throughout the Year of Public Water we will be conducting interviews with experts in the field, delving deeper into the story of NYC’s drinking water. These interviews will be accessible through various platforms and on this site.

A black and white photograph of 8 men and 1 woman, all middle-late aged sitting around a table.
Coalition of Watershed Towns Executive Committee, 1990 Source: Catskill Watershed Corporation.

Diane Galusha

Writer, water access advocate, and founder of the Historical Society of Middletown, NY, Diane Galusha wrote the book on New York City’s watershed, Liquid Assets: A History of New York City’s Water System, after years of working closely with/in affected communities. Chloe Kellner speaks with Galusha about her time working with the Catskill Watershed Corporation and the landmark MOA.