New Jersey’s Community Colleges, in partnership with the New Jersey Business and Industry Association, have launched an unprecedented statewide education and training pathways initiative across all education sectors and connected to industry that will strengthen the state’s workforce for community members, businesses, and the economy for years to come. This initiative, New Jersey Pathways to… Continue reading The New Jersey Pathways to Career Opportunities: Aligning Education to Build an Innovative Workforce
If the increased prevalence of the term “perfluoroalkyl” has you scratching your head, you’re not alone! Read on to learn about per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), why you should care, and what we’re doing about it here in New Jersey.
Wynnie-Fred Victor Hinds (on right, in blue shirt) pictured at the rally. Photo credit: Josie Gonçalves of Public Square, the online newspaper. “My passion for water-related issues started when I was living in Venezuela in Latin America. It rained over a couple of days and my house flooded; it was basically like a river. I… Continue reading People of Jersey Water Works: Profile of Wynnie-Fred Victor Hinds
After completing the Environmental Professional Development Academy, cohort members are honored at the AEA annual awards luncheon. Here, members of the first EPDA cohort stand, holding their certificates, with Brian Valentino (far R), EPDA director/executive director at Western Monmouth Utilities Authority, and Michael Ruppel, who was at the time of the photo executive director of… Continue reading Environmental Professional Development Academy Builds Tomorrow’s New Jersey Utility Leaders
Through sustained advocacy at the state and community levels, New Jersey aims to be a national leader in protecting the public from exposure to lead, a neurotoxin that is particularly harmful to young children. In July 2021, New Jersey enacted landmark legislation (P.L.2021, c.183) requiring that all lead service lines (LSLs) be replaced within 10… Continue reading Could New Technology Help Resolve New Jersey’s Lead in Drinking Water Issue?
Patricia Lindsay-Harvey, Willingboro Municipal Utility Authority Commissioner and Shawn LaTourette, NJDEP Commissioner, presenting New Jersey’s commitments at the One Water Summit in Milwaukee, WI. Photo credit: Andrea Sapal “I have been a resident of Willingboro for 45 years now. I’ve been an activist since that very first day, and I’ve always been involved in the… Continue reading People of Jersey Water Works: Profile of Patricia Lindsay-Harvey
Photo description: 2022 Water UP! participants. Photo credit: New Jersey American Water After two years of a global pandemic, the resulting economic and unemployment crises, and with the continued economic uncertainty and unsettled jobs market, it’s understandable if New Jersey’s young people feel uncertain about the future. Now more than ever, our youth need to… Continue reading Building the Water Workforce of the Future
Jersey WaterCheck is performing its annual data update. On September 19th, every utility featured on the dashboard received an email with the link to a short survey. The deadline for the survey response and data review is Friday, October 14. This year’s survey is in collaboration with the Jersey Water Works (JWW) Lead in Drinking… Continue reading We Need Your Help! Utilities Called to Participate in Jersey WaterCheck’s Survey in collaboration with Jersey Water Works Lead in Drinking Water Taskforce
Photo credit: Value of Water campaign, US Water Alliance We rely on water for our survival, and we rely on the drinking water and wastewater utilities in every community to ensure that our water is managed appropriately. Furthermore, water utilities are a vital asset to communities as they impact our local economy, health, and the… Continue reading Jersey Water Works Water Workforce Taskforce is on a mission to bolster education and outreach to make water a career of choice!
Jersey Water Works co-chairs submitted comments to New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) to elevate the collaborative’s action agenda. The comments were sent to NJDEP on August 19. WIIP NJDEP Intended Use Plans in response to $300 million SFY2023 Comments Submitted on Behalf of the Jersey Water Works Collaborative The urgency of the water… Continue reading Jersey Water Works’ Comments on WIIP NJDEP Intended Use Plans for use of $300 million in ARP Fund