"No one agency is overseeing the management of our aquifers," School of Engineering and Computing Sciences Associate Professor Sarah Meyland, J.D., tells the Great Neck Record. "This is what we need. This is not to bash the Department of Environmental Conservation, but they have had severe cutbacks in staff and budgets and they have a broad mandate. We need a mandate that is specific to our water supply. A compact would be very hands on and action-oriented...and a compact would advocate for our water rights." Meyland, director of NYIT's Center for Water Resources Management, adds that Long Island's aquifers are also threatened by salt water intrusion.