February 2017

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has released maps showing where the combined and separate sewer systems are for each of the 21 CSO cities in the state. 

People who live, work, and play in any of these cities can now find out if they contribute directly to  combined sewer overflows

Below: The area shown in blue is served by Newark's antiquated sewer system, which treats stormwater and wastewater together and can discharge raw untreated sewage during wet weather events.   The area shown is yellow is served by the more modern system which treats stormwater and wastewater separately.    
Members at Work

Developers convention to address "Why Green Infrastructure?" At the Atlantic Builders' Convention,  New Jersey Future and the New Jersey Builders Association will debut new resources and tools to help developers and their design professionals learn about, finance, and build high-quality, cost-effective green stormwater infrastructure.

Presentations from workshop: Fostering Municipal - Utility Partnerships for Water Quality ManagementJersey Water Works members from the Association of Environmental Authorities, Sustainable Jersey, New Jersey League of Municipalities and Rutgers University School of Environmental and Biological Sciences partnered  with the Municipal Outreach Committee to explain how municipalities and utilities can work together to conduct/implement water loss audits, utility asset management and  green infrastructure planning and implementation.

New  Road to Repair CampaignELEC 825's Road to Repair campaign has expanded its scope to focus on New Jersey's water infrastructure.

 Jersey Water Works Updates

The guide captures the key takeaways from a series of kick-off meetings and workshops led by the District of Columbia Water Department about how to connect with stakeholders. You'll also find example publications from DC Water and graphics files that you can insert into your local outreach materials.

Committee Work Plan Development: Incorporating equity into our work

The Jersey Water Works committees met over January and February to brainstorm what they'll work on in the coming year. In those discussions, they applied an equity lens, seeking to ensure that everyone will benefit from the work and have a say in key decisions. Stay tuned for the the 2017 Work Plan release in early March.

Program Coordinator (New Jersey Future)
New Jersey Future is looking for a program coordinator to focus on communications, serve as staff to implementation committees and administer member relations for Jersey Water Work. Please share with your networks!
Legislative Update 

A-4415  Requires water purveyors to conduct water loss audits.  Jersey Water Works members who submitted testimony in support of the bill:
  • Larry Levine, Natural Resources Defense Council (testimony)
  • Chris Sturm, New Jersey Future (testimony)
Additionally in support: Labor-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust (oral testimony), Utility & Transportation Contractors, NJ Pipetrades, Association of Environmental Authorities and the American Water Works Association.   

News Coverage:
Featured Events

New Jersey Future Redevelopment Forum March 10, New Brunswick
Join 500 others for informative sessions, through-provoking dialogue and great networking on how to redevelop our communities. Discounted registrations are available on a first-come, first-served basis for municipal employees and volunteer board members (limit of one per town).

Panel sessions you may be interested in:

Experts and practitioners will provide insight into their decision-making on the green infrastructure bottom line for their projects.

Three New Jersey cities will describe designs for integrated projects that address priorities such as flooding, traffic calming, and storm surge that can leverage non-traditional funding. 

US Water Alliance One Water Summit 2017 June 27-29, New Orleans
One Water Summit 2017 is a unique venue to craft innovative solutions, connect with influential leaders across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, and forge the alliances needed to advance sustainable water solutions. A preliminary agenda and registration can be found here.
Join the New Jersey delegation! Planning on attending the One Water Summit? Contact Chris Sturm to join the other New Jersey attendees!
Funding Opportunities

Scholarship OpportunityThe Land Conservancy . Application due April 1.

Patagonia Environmental Grant : For small, grassroots, activist organizations with provocative direct-action agendas, working on multi-pronged campaigns to preserve and protect our environment. Application due April 30. 
Water Infrastructure in the News
New Jersey:
Opinion: The critical need for a state water supply plan (Jennifer Coffey and Tim Dillingham in NJ Spotlight)
Fixing New Jersey's Water Infrastructure: An Investment in New Jersey's Future (Asm. John McKeon, Co-Chair, Joint Legislative Task Force on Drinking Water Infrastructure in New Jersey League of Municipalities Magazine)

Upcoming Events
March 1 : Webinar, 2:00pm-3:00pm:  Water Audits and Water Loss Control: Gathering Your Data (American Water Works Association, Southwest Environmental Finance Center and Syracuse University Environmental Finance Center)

March 1 Webinar, 2:00pm-3:00pm:  One Water Webinar: Thriving Cities Tackle One Water Management (US Water Alliance). This webinar will dive into the innovative approaches both the City of Philadelphia and the City of Syracuse are taking to advance One Water solutions in their regions. From accelerating green infrastructure projects to harnessing the power of data, these cities are taking the next step in holistic water management.  Speakers include Adria Finch, Innovation Project Manager, City of Syracuse; and Christine Knapp, Director of the Office of Sustainability, City of Philadelphia

March 6 : Workshop, 6:00pm-8:00pm, Phillipsburg:  Complying with New Jersey's Stormwater Regulations (Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program)

March 9 Webinar, 2:00pm-3:00pm:  Green Infrastructure in Parks: Collaboration, Funding, and Community Engagement  (National Recreation and Park Association). Presenters include representatives from municipal stormwater management agencies and urban park systems who will discuss their experiences with implementing green infrastructure stormwater management projects in parks

March 20 : Federal Water Issues Conference , Washington, D.C. (National Water Resources Association)
April 8 Voices Matter, Actions Count (31st annual Clean Water Action Conference)
June 27-29 : One Water Summit 2017 (US Water Alliance) New Orleans  Agenda released! 
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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