November 2018
Video of the Month
NJ Water Upgrades Urgent, Says
Video:  A new video released by CivicStory , a JWW member, features members discussing New Jersey's water infrastructure issues along with JWW goals and plans to address them. The video was filmed at the third annual JWW membership meeting.
The Cost of Inaction
Often overlooked, our water infrastructure isn't noticed until something goes wrong. This section highlights the everyday consequences of not investing in New Jersey's water systems.

Rt. 46 closed in Hackettstown: Police ( Hackettstown Patch )

 Jersey Water Works Updates

Don't Miss These Great Speakers at the JWW Conference, Dec. 7

REGISTER TODAY for the fourth annual Jersey Water Works Conference on Dec. 7, where national, state, and local speakers will deliver updates on water infrastructure regulations and agency priorities, and offer perspectives on issues from financing to equity.

Manuel P. Teodoro

Associate Professor, Texas A&M University
Catherine R. McCabe

Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Hon. Bob Smith

Chairman, New Jersey Senate Energy and Environment
Lester Taylor

Partner, Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Cappelli LLC

The conference is approved for 3.25 AICP certification maintenance credits.
How is Jersey Water Works Doing? What the Member Survey Told Us

To understand and improve how Jersey Water Works is doing, the collaborative's backbone staff uses the Wilder Collaboration Factors Inventory, a widely used survey tool to assess a collaboration on research-tested success factors.  See results from the 2018 survey .

Congratulations New Jersey One Water Award Winners!

Winners  of the second annual   New Jersey One Water Awards  will receive their awards at the   JWW conference in December The winners  are:

AeroFarms in Newark, in the private-sector category, for its innovative commercial-scale indoor farming facility, which uses 95 percent less water than outdoor agriculture and generates no polluted runoff from the crops it raises
The Town of Hammonton, in the public-sector category, for its holistic approach to water management and conservation, including a popular residential rebate program for water-saving devices and its first-in-New-Jersey use of treated wastewater for irrigation of nearby woodlands and recreational fields

Camden SMART, in the academic/nonprofit category, for its record of community collaboration, engagement and education and for the 49 green infrastructure installations around the city that help manage more than 60 million gallons of stormwater annually, reducing flooding while adding to their neighborhoods' attractiveness and value

Remembering a Water Infrastructure Leader

Andrea E. Adewale-Adebowale , engin eer and director of Newark's Department of Water and Sewer Utilities, was a champion of bringing best practices on water infrastructure issues from around the country to Newark. All of us at Jersey Water Works extend our condolences to her family, friends, and co-workers.

Her involvement as an active, supporting member of JWW contributed greatly to the collaborative. She attended the first urban water infrastructure meeting that was convened in 2014, addressed attendees at the  second annual JWW conference in 2016, joined the  New Jersey Delegation to the One Water Summit in 2017, attended the  Newark - Philadelphia study visit to learn about green infrastructure in 2017, and supported the participation of her colleagues in initiatives like the CSO Permittee Network.    
Member Highlights

NY/NJ Baykeeper recently published a post to its new blog series on combined sewer overflows: Why we should care about CSOs.

NY/NJ Harbor & Estuary Program recently launched its new websiteThe new format enhances access to information including grants programs, research reports and publications, and upcoming seminars and conferences. 

South Monmouth Regional Sewerage Authority was recognized by the US EPA for excellence and innovation within the Clean Water State Revolving Fund program for its pump station resiliency initiative. 

Dan Kennedy, director of environmental and utility operations at UTCA and member of the JWW Steering Committee , describes the current regulatory landscape (pp. 59-60) regarding certain hazardous chemicals in our drinking water.

The City of Newark recently launched a new website for its Department of Water and Sewer Utilities .

Funding Opportunities

Deadline: Dec. 14
Funds available: Projects costing between $1,000 and $20,000 are eligible
Supports municipal, school district, and local nonprofit and conservation organization efforts to undertake their own floodplain reforestation initiatives.

Deadline: Jan. 31, 2019
Funds available: Approximately $1,700,000 nationwide.
Supports development of community capacity to sustain local natural resources through diverse local partnerships focused on improving water quality and watersheds.

Next deadline: Feb. 4, 2019
Funds available: $1.2 million
Supports protection and stewardship of land in the watershed, not restoration of degraded habitats or projects with a strictly water quality improvement outcome.

Deadline: Feb. 15, 2019
Funds available: Four $20,000 awards; eight $10,000 awards; 20 $2,000 awards
Supports local green team efforts related to Sustainable Jersey actions, included those related to water infrastructure.

Deadline: Feb. 15, 2019
Funds available: Approximately five grants per EPA region in amounts of up to $30,000 each
Supports community-based organizations with projects that help residents of underserved communities understand and address local environmental and public health issues.

Deadline: March 15, 2019
Funds available: Four $10,000 grants to school districts or schools; 30 $2,000 grants to support school green teams
Supports efforts related to Sustainable Jersey in Schools actions, included those related to water infrastructure.
Jersey Water Works is a collaborative effort working to transform New Jersey's inadequate water infrastructure through sustainable, cost-effective solutions that provide communities with clean water and waterways; healthier, safer neighborhoods; local jobs; flood and climate resilience; and economic growth.
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