May 2019
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Infrastructure Week 2019: From faucets to sewers, talking about our water infrastructure

Infrastructure Week , the annual event raising awareness around infrastructure needs, was met with a series of events celebrated around the Garden State. From Evesham to Newark, and Princeton to Asbury Park, members of the Jersey Water Works collaborative and its Education and Outreach Committee hosted events to help promote awareness around water infrastructure, as well as publishing articles and op-eds. Highlights of the week included Commissioner Catherine McCabe of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection speaking on drinking water at the Princeton Public Library, and a tour of the Asbury Park wastewater treatment plant.

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Jersey Water Works Updates
Members Go To Camden for Annual Meeting!

Who needs the beach when you can come to the collaborative’s fourth annual membership meeting? Our fourth annual membership meeting will be hosted at the new American Water headquarters in the City of Camden . Attendees will get updates from state leaders on water infrastructure issues; opportunities to connect and strategize with others in the water sector; and hands-on learning activities and workshops to grow water knowledge and skills.  

One Water Summit: Join the New Jersey Delegation in Austin!

Jersey Water Works is convening a state delegation to attend the 2019 One Water Summit Sept. 18-20 in Austin. Members of the delegation get a special discounted rate for the conference. Interested in joining us? Contact Ed DiFiglia , (609) 393-0008 x112. Read about the delegation’s experience last year in Minneapolis joining hundreds of top water leaders focused on sustainable, integrated, and inclusive approaches to managing water.
Job Openings for Jersey Water Works

Program Coordinator. New Jersey Future is looking for an organized, motivated individual to help support Jersey Water Works, a large and growing collaborative focused on transforming New Jersey’s inadequate water infrastructure. The position will be responsible for managing communications, working committees and member relations. This is an opportunity to join a movement of a large and diverse statewide network of people working to shift the culture and thinking around one of the one of the state’s leading policy issues.
39 Days: Combined Sewer Overflow Countdown

By Monday, July 1, New Jersey’s CSO permit holders are required to submit to DEP reports on their development and evaluation of alternative solutions for reducing CSOs. This is your opportunity to engage with CSO communities to help ensure that each CSO reduction alternative reflects early input of community stakeholders and delivers significant additional community benefits including improved public health, green space, economic revitalization, and local jobs.
Funding Opportunities

Funds available: Up to $30,000
Deadline: May 29
Provides financial assistance to local governments and shade tree commissions to assist in the implementation of their approved Community Forestry Management Plan. These grants are for small-scale reforestation and tree planting.

Funds available: Approximately $1,336,000
Deadline: June 14
All applications must be for projects that develop or refine state/tribal/local government wetland programs.
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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