New Facilitator’s Guide for GI Champions: Rain Garden: A Simple Way to Do Your Part presentation available on the Rutgers Green Infrastructure Champions program website. Rain gardens are just one of many green infrastructure practices that can help municipalities manage stormwater.
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
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 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
Water is a natural resource, but it requires millions of workers to manage it, protect it, and use it for drinking water. These essential workers design, construct, and operate water infrastructure. The water sector offers a number of employment opportunities that often need specific qualifications or licensing. The New Jersey Water Workforce Training Program Inventory is… Continue reading NJ Water Workforce Training Program Inventory
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.
The River Network’s Drinking Water Guide is a first step in galvanizing a national network of advocates for safe, clean, affordable, and sustainable drinking water and drinking water systems. River Network hopes that the guide will serve as a key resource for groups and individuals working on these issues to better understand, integrate, and elevate… Continue reading Drinking Water Guide: A Resource for Advocates
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
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
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