New Jersey Green Streets: Planning Green Streets

Green infrastructure is one solution many communities are employing to maximize community benefits, including reduced flooding and improved water quality, local economies, community health, and long-term resilience. Specifically, green streets are an effective solution to tackle both water and transportation infrastructure issues. This chapter includes information on the goal setting and community education that can… Continue reading New Jersey Green Streets: Planning Green Streets

New Jersey Green Streets: Funding Green Streets

Green infrastructure is one solution many communities are employing to maximize community benefits, including reduced flooding and improved water quality, local economies, community health, and long-term resilience. Specifically, green streets are an effective solution to tackle both water and transportation infrastructure issues. This chapter includes information on funding both capital costs and operations and maintenance… Continue reading New Jersey Green Streets: Funding Green Streets

Green Streets Handbook

Green streets can provide many environmental, social and economic benefits. In addition to the stormwater runoff reduction and water quality improvement benefits, green streets can be designed to calm traffic, provide safer pedestrian and bicycle paths, mitigate urban heat island effects, improve community aesthetics, promote a sense of place and stimulate community investments. These enhancements… Continue reading Green Streets Handbook

Coronavirus Compendium

Moonshot Missions created this compendium of suggested best practices for water utilities surrounding the COVID-19 Coronavirus. These key considerations highlight ways that water utilities can “flatten the curve” while sustaining operation of their drinking water and wastewater facilities.  

Jersey Water Works Strategic Communications Recommendations and Message Platform

Jersey Water Works now has its own messaging guide on how to effectively communicate about water. This guide has tips on developing a strong message to engage individuals on the current state of our water infrastructure and the solutions JWW is working towards. Learn how to connect with your audience by starting with why everyone… Continue reading Jersey Water Works Strategic Communications Recommendations and Message Platform

State Policymakers’ Toolkit

To spotlight the important role that state governments can play in advancing sustainable water management, US Water Alliance and the Council of State Governments developed this State Policymakers’ Toolkit as a resource for elected officials and staff in the executive and legislative branches of state government. For each of the Seven Big Ideas (below), they… Continue reading State Policymakers’ Toolkit

Basic Water Utility Management: A Guide for Local Leaders

This brief, Basic Water Utility Management: A Guide for Local Leaders, presents tools to help mayors understand their water systems and utilities better. Cities are better off with strong water systems, but these take time, investment, and political will to build and maintain. Many cities are facing aging infrastructure, water quality challenges, combined sewer overflows, and more. These… Continue reading Basic Water Utility Management: A Guide for Local Leaders

Paying for Water Systems: A Guide for Local Leaders

This brief, Paying for Water Systems: A Guide for Local Leaders, focuses on the most sustainable, equitable toolkit to finance and operate publicly-owned water utilities, for which elected city or utility leaders can advocate. Water infrastructure systems are complex, but elected and staff leaders in cities are well poised to advance more sustainable funding arrangements while addressing the affordability… Continue reading Paying for Water Systems: A Guide for Local Leaders