Save the Date - Friday, Dec. 2, 2016
Join more than 300 public and private decision-makers, practitioners and  community stakeholders worki ng to transform New Jersey's water infrastructure at the Jersey Water Works Conference on Dec. 2, 2016, in Newark. 
Visit the  conference website for more information. A full agenda and speaker list are coming soon!

Thank you to our title sponsor

August 2016 Newsletter
Photos of the Month 

It's Not All Sand Castles Being Built at the Shore This Summer! 
An oyster reef that will act as a living shoreline to help prevent erosion and improve water quality was installed last week by Jersey Water Works member NY/NJ Baykeeper. Adult oysters can filter 50 gallons of water a day and are a powerful tool for keeping our water clean.

Man-made Oyster Reef Begun at Navy Pier (
Learn More about Lead from Jersey Water Works' New Resource Page!

Understanding the threat of lead in your water and knowing what you can do about it is not always easy. The Jersey Water Works Steering Committee has released a special statement highlighting a new online resource and reinforcing our commitment to help educate on lead to keep New Jersey's children safe.

Take advantage of our new online lead resource page which has information on lead in drinking water, its effects and steps that residents can take, as well as recent news articles. 

Participate in Imagine a Day Without Water !

Jersey Water Works has joined organizations from around the country as a participant in the U.S. Water Alliance's Imagine a Day Without Water, Sept. 15, and we're inviting you  to join as well! Your participation will help amplify the importance of investing in robust water infrastructure by asking people to imagine what would happen if we don't.

Here's all you have to do:
  1. Sign up as a participant. Upload your logo and you'll be listed with all the other participants.
  2. Download these customized Jersey Water Works graphics and join us on social media. You can find sample social media text here.
  3. Participate in the Thunderclap and add the #NJH2O hashtag!. (What's a Thunderclap?)

Member Highlights

Lead Found in School Drinking Water Across New Jersey (New Jersey Future)
Reports show that lead has been found in at least one drinking water outlet in 137 public schools in New Jersey. New Jersey Future's interactive map shows where, and how many.

Vallone Of Hoboken Brownstone Sees Continued Demand For Urban Living (State Broadcast News)
Hoboken Brownstone Company founder George Vallone points to investment in critical infrastructure as a key issue that is affecting commercial real estate investment.

Hoboken to Invest Millions to Upgrade Water Main System (City of Hoboken)
The Hoboken City Council voted unanimously to support a $5.2 million bond ordinance to fund priority upgrades to the city's water mains. The bond would fund the replacement of approximately a third of the highest priority water mains during the first year of the upgrade process.

Flood Experts Ask For Stronger Runoff Protections in NJ (NRDC)
NRDC reviews recent efforts by flood experts to require developers in New Jersey to reduce the volume of storm water runoff their sites generate. Reducing stormwater runoff on site is an important tool to prevent flooding and curb water pollution in our communities.
ASCE Game Changer

Do you know of an innovative project or new way that infrastructure is being planned, built or funded? Be a part of identifying the next #GameChangers that will shape the future and submit your project to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Selected participants and the sponsoring agency are featured on the ASCE website.

Funding Opportunities
National Science Foundation's Environmental Sustainability Program. Grants available for research that improves management and distribution of collection systems and advances smart growth strategies including innovations in stormwater management, water reuse, and other green engineering techniques. Application submission period is Oct. 1-20, 2016.

On Sept. 30, 2016, join the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions' statewide gathering of municipal environmental commissioners, state and local officials, members of New Jersey's environmental organizations, and others concerned about our state's environment.

ANJEC 2016 Environmental Achievement Awards will be presented at the congress. The awards recognize exceptional projects carried out by environmental commissions and groups. Award nominations due by Sept 6, 2016.
Upcoming Events

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: Delaware River Watershed Fourth Annual Forum.
Sept. 30, 2016: ANJEC 43rd Annual Environmental Congress.
Oct. 14, 2016: NJ Spotlight On Cities.
Oct. 18-20, 2016: New Jersey Association For Floodplain Management 12th Annual Conference.
Nov. 29-30, 2016: 2016 Northeast Regional Urban Extension Conference hosted by Rutgers Cooperative Extension.
Dec. 2, 2016. 2016 Jersey Water Works Conference.
June 27-29, 2017: Save the date. One Water Summit 2017. New Orleans, La.


Climate Change Adaptation in the Water Supply Sector (Rutgers). This white paper, authored by Jersey Water Works Steering Committee member Daniel J. Van Abs, provides an overview of anticipated climate-change implications for water supply, and provides a range  of possible management responses from planning to physical mitigation projects.

Employment Opportunities

Program Coordinator (New Jersey Future)
Community Outreach Coordinator (New Jersey Future)
State Policy Manager (New Jersey Future)
Communications and Policy Intern (New Jersey Future)
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
609-393-0008 x114
Jane Rosenblatt
Program Coordinator
New Jersey Future
609-393-0008 x110
Max Brekke
Planning and Policy Associate
New Jersey Future 
Planning and Policy Associate
New Jersey Future
609-393-0008 x108