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