August 2017
Photo of the Month 

Photo: Mock city street allows Department of Environmental Protection workers to train safely. The New York City Department of Environmental Protection now trains its workers safely and efficiently at its new training facility which has state-of-the-art "mock streets" (shown above).
Member Highlights

Letter: Making a difference for New Jersey's environment. By: Sandra Meola NY/NJ Baykeeper (The Record)

The City of Hoboken is in the process of replacing century-old water mains as part of its Washington St. Project. Fifteen new rain gardens are also planned. Check out the latest photos and updates here!

Like and share the Facebook page for Harrison's Municipal Action Team, Harrison T.I.D.E. (Transforming Infrastructure and Defending our Environment)

Lead in Drinking Water Results Ready for 'Back to School' Season. The first analysis done at the statewide level shows that lead is present in at least one water outlet in more than 300 schools, across all areas of the state. Download the report, prepared by New Jersey Future.

Make Clean Waterways a Priority in Paterson - Public Meeting. Paterson SMART and NY/NJ Baykeeper are hosting a seminar on green infrastructure on Sept. 13. Admission is free!

The Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions will be hosting its 2017 Environmental Congress on Oct. 13.
Speakers include: Keynote address: Dawn Zimmer, Mayor, City of Hoboken;  Plenary Panel:  James Florio, Former Governor, State of New Jersey,  Lisa Plevin, Former Chief of Staff, USEPA Region 2,  Cindy Ehrenclou, Executive Director, Raritan Headwaters Association. 

Want to see your organization featured here? Email Chris Gough with your updates.

 Jersey Water Works Updates

Apply today to the New Jersey One Water Awards! 

The inaugural  New Jersey One Water Awards program is now accepting nominations! Entries may be submitted in three categories:
  • Public: Open to local, regional and state-level public entities in New Jersey including municipalities, counties, state agencies and utilities
  • Private: Open to investor-owned water utilities and other private-sector firms and institutions
  • Nonprofit/academic: Open to nonprofit organizations and academic institutions
For selection criteria and other information visit the  Submission Guidelines and Eligibility  page.  

If you are interested in submitting a nomination you can do so  here .  All submissions must be received by midnight Sept. 30, 2017.  

Save the date! Friday, Dec. 1 : The third annual  Jersey Water Works Conference   is a day-long event that will bring together state and local decision-makers, practitioners and stakeholders to address water infrastructure issues, explore innovative solutions, and celebrate the Jersey Water Works collaborative.

Interested in sponsoring? You'll reach more than 300 professionals involved in upgrading New Jersey's water infrastructure. Please visit the conference website for more information. 

Imagine a Day Without Beer!   The Value of Water Campaign's Imagine a Day Without Water event will take place Oct. 12.  This year, Jersey Water Works will be celebrating the value of water in a fun and unique way.  More details to come! 
New Resources 

Promoting Green Streets: A recipe for integrating water and transportation infrastructure investment (The River Network). A pilot project in Nashville aims to encourage integration of stormwater and transportation infrastructure investment.

Storm Water Solutions Top Projects :   Storm Water Solutions  invites industry professionals to nominate remarkable and innovative stormwater and erosion control projects for recognition at the fall Virtual Expo and in the November/December 2017 issue of the magazine.   Nominations  must be made by  Sept. 1 .

Catalyzing Green Infrastructure on Private Property: Recommendations for a Green, Equitable, and Sustainable New York City  (Natural Resources Defense Council and the NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business). Recommendations for stimulating widespread use of green infrastructure on private property, in order to help reduce stormwater runoff from existing development.  
Job Opportunities

Isles, Inc. is hiring a   Senior Project Manager  and a Project Manager in their Community Planning & Development department.  

The New Jersey Audubon Society is hiring a Project Manager in their Government Relations department.  

Water Infrastructure in the News

New Jersey
EPA gives $70 million to New Jersey  (Press of Atlantic City)


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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Staff Contacts: 

Managing Director, Policy  and Water
New Jersey Future
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Jane Rosenblatt
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New Jersey Future
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New Jersey Future
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Community Outreach Coordinator
New Jersey Future