The Jersey Water Works Climate Resilience Committee and Green Infrastructure Committee submitted comments to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Strategic Climate Action Plan on October 19, 2023.
From left to right: Rick Dovey, Atlantic County Utilities Authority; Anthony Diaz, Newark Water Coalition; Kelvin Boddy, Housing and Community Development Network of NJ; Debbie Mans, TWENTY TWENTY public affairs; Christopher C. Obropta, Ph.D., P.E., Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program; Nicole Miller, MnM Consulting “One thing is clear, equity is furthered by our continued… Continue reading First Ever Joint Membership Meeting Held by Jersey Water Works & Lead-Free New Jersey
May 2023 Committee Updates (progress on 2023 Work Plans) Goal: Engaged Communities At Jersey Water Works (JWW), one of our goals is to actively engage stakeholders in a meaningful process to influence decision-making and ensure that all people have access to reliable drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure. Committees advance that goal in the following… Continue reading May 2023 Committee Updates
The Jersey Water Works Climate Resilience Committee and Green Infrastructure Committee submitted comments to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Proposed Inland Flood Protection Rule on February 2, 2023.
Comments on NJDEP’s Proposed Inland Flood Protection Rule Submitted on behalf of the Jersey Water Works Climate Resilience Committee and Green Infrastructure Committee on February 2, 2023 Climate Change Precipitation Totals for Design Storms Choice of Projection and Data Adjustments: We agree with the incorporation of the following into permit requirements: updated precipitation projections for… Continue reading Comments on NJDEP’s Proposed Inland Flood Protection Rule
Community member, Monica Shaw, pictured with NJDEP Commissioner Shawn LaTourette. For a group of stakeholders from New Jersey and neighboring states, coming together is an essential part of finding solutions around water infrastructure and stormwater management. The Jersey Water Works (JWW) conference offers an opportunity for such connections to happen in person. This year marked… Continue reading Key Points Made at Eighth Annual Jersey Water Works Conference
The Jersey Water Works (JWW) Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Committee has been reviewing the CSO Long Term Control Plans for NJ sewer agencies, commenting publicly that the LTCPs provided limited guidance on how CSO utilities expect to handle climate change. The Climate Change Subcommittee created this Ask Card to educate stakeholders to ensure the CSO… Continue reading Ask Card – Combined Sewer Overflow and Climate Change
The Jersey Water Works (JWW) Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Committee recognizes that CSO permittees, communities, and stakeholders know that climate change can harm our sewer infrastructure, but may struggle with how to plan for climate resiliency. Recently, major events like Hurricanes Henri and Ida have raised awareness and increased visibility of our current sewer infrastructure… Continue reading Executive Summary – Planning for Our Future: Effects of Climate Change on CSOs
“State and national experts will convene in New Jersey’s state capital to discuss innovative solutions for building resilient water systems across the state, around issues including the implementation of green infrastructure, the new combined sewer overflow (CSO) permits, water affordability programs, and a diverse and equitable water workforce.”
Photo credit: (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey, File) Oct. 21, 2021: A utility crew places a toxic lead water pipe onto the road after extracting it from an apartment building and under the street in Newark, N.J. “Is New Jersey facing a perfect storm of challenges to its water supply? It’s tempting to think so, in light… Continue reading On water, NJ faces a confluence of challenges