Arthur J. Gold

  • Professor Emeritus
  • University of Rhode Island
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Arthur Gold is a Professor Emeritus of the University of Rhode Island College of the Environment and Life Sciences. His research addresses the effects of land use and natural features on water quality, with particular focus on sources and sinks of nitrogen in mixed-use watersheds. Dr. Gold serves as an advisor to the Climate Response Demonstration Site initiative and as a board member of the Rhode Island Flood Mitigation Association. He is partnering with the Roger Williams Park Climate Response Demonstration Site in response to the inflow of contaminated fresh water to its ponds and outflow to the Pawtuxet River. As Dr. Gold’s work has helped demonstrate, for diverse, multi-generational communities from all reaches of Providence, the park also serves as a coastal metaphor: freedom from the urban heat island. Gold previously served the CI as an associate director.