July 2016
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Gov. Christie Whitman emphasized the importance of collaboration in achieving a sustainable water future in New Jersey at the Jersey Water Works membership meeting. Former Philadelphia Water Company Commissioner Howard Neukrug spoke to the necessity of safe, attractive, accessible water systems for thriving cities.

Jersey Water Works Membership Meeting: Collaboration Is the Key
(Jersey Water Works)

In case you missed it, Jersey Water Works First Membership Meeting was a success!

On Monday July 25, 90 Jersey Water Works members and colleagues convened in Jersey City to challenge how we define the role of water systems in the growth of the communities we live in and to celebrate the accomplishments of the collaborative. Thank you to the speakers, staff and attendees who made this event such a success. Read more and see event photos.

Join the Jersey Water Works backbone staff as a community outreach coordinator!

New Jersey Future is seeking a dynamic, organized and motivated individual with ample community experience to coordinate community outreach and engagement activities in several North Jersey combined sewer overflow communities. The position also includes providing support to the Jersey Water Works Community Engagement Committee.

Member Highlights

EDA Awards Energy Resilience Bank Funding to Bergen County Utilities Authority (New Jersey Business Magazine)
The board of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority awarded preliminary approval for a $27 million resiliency project at the Bergen County Utilities Authority, which provides wastewater treatment and solid waste management for more than 500,000 people. Energy Resilience Bank funds will be reserved for the project as it advances to the next phase of the ERB program review.

CCMUA Receives Grant to Implement Rain Barrel Program (NFWF)
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the William Penn Foundation have awarded the Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority $134,300 to design, prioritize, and implement a stormwater management program that will install 600 rain barrels throughout the city of Camden.

Sustainable Raritan River Collaborative Recognizes JWW Members Bill Schultz, Chris Obropta and the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association (TAPInto Piscataway)
Congratulations to the Jersey Water Works members who won awards from the Sustainable Raritan River Collaborative for outstanding achievement in efforts to revitalize, restore and protect the Raritan Watershed. The Leadership Award was presented to Raritan Riverkeeper Bill Schultz, the Public Education Award was presented to Chris Obropta, and the Sustainability Award was presented to the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association.

Latest From the Jersey Water Works Blog!

Authored by Dan Van Abs, associate professor, Rutgers University and a member of the Jersey Water Works Steering Committee.

Legislative Task Force To Tackle Drinking Water Infrastructure Issues
The New Jersey Legislature is appointing a six-person joint legislative task force to study and make recommendations concerning drinking water infrastructure. Three senators have been appointed: Bob Smith (D-17), Christopher Bateman (R-16), and Linda R. Greenstein (D-14). Stay tuned for Assembly appointees and more information on how the task force will operate.

Read quotes from Jersey Water Works members Michele Siekerka of the New Jersey Business & Industry Association and Dennis Hart of the Utility & Transportation Contractors Association about the establishment of the task force.
Water Infrastructure in the News

Upcoming Events
Jul 28, 2016: Webinar: Know Your Water: Deciphering and Communicating Drinking Water Quality and Consumer Confidence Reports.

Aug 10, 2016: Build Resilience to Climate Change. The U.S. EPA and the South Monmouth Regional Sewerage Authority are sponsoring a free, hands-on interactive training workshop on how to understand and adapt critical drinking water, wastewater and stormwater assets to potential impacts of climate change.

Aug 18, 2016: Webinar: Advancing Partnerships for Healthy Watersheds.

Sept. 15, 2016: Imagine a Day Without Water.

Sept. 15-16, 2016. 2016 Mid-Atlantic Conference of the American Water Resources Association.

Sept. 19-20, 2016: Fourth Annual Delaware River Watershed Forum. This two-day forum features presentations, discussions, off-site tours of local restoration and education projects, and workshops on key topics focused on the Delaware River watershed.

Nov 29-30, 2016: Rutgers' Urban Innovation Conference. Call for Abstracts due Sept. 1, 2016.


How's My Waterway? (U.S. EPA) This new resource allows you to see quickly if your local waterway was checked for pollution, what was found, and what is being done.
Award Opportunities

New Jersey Section American Water Resources - Water Resources Protection and Planning Award. Applications due July 29, 2016.

Governor's Environmental Excellence Awards. Applications due September 28, 2016.

Internship Opportunity

Communications and Policy Intern (Jersey Water Works)
New Jersey Future is looking for an intern to assist with communications and policy projects for Jersey Water Works. The position will require researching and writing about policy, news and technologies as well as assisting with Jersey Water Works' digital communications and coordination.
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.

Jersey Water Works welcomes individuals and organizations committed to working towards transforming New Jersey's inadequate water infrastructure through sustainable, cost-effective solutions that provide communities multiple benefits. 
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Staff Contacts: 
Managing Director, Policy and Water
New Jersey Future
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Jane Rosenblatt
Program Coordinator
New Jersey Future
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Max Brekke
Planning and Policy Associate
New Jersey Future 
Planning and Policy Associate
New Jersey Future
609-393-0008 x108