Guest authors William D’Andrea, Nicole Davi, Marianne Sullivan, and Lilian Milanés, from William Paterson, share information about their project that examines water vulnerabilities and water justice in the NY/NJ watershed region. Read their guest blog here. For more information on this research or the course mentioned in this blog, please reach out to either William… Continue reading William Paterson and Columbia University Researchers and Students Examine Water Vulnerabilities and Water Justice in the NY/NJ Watershed Region
Key Points Made at Eighth Annual Jersey Water Works Conference
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
Jersey Water Works Conference to Address Key Water Infrastructure Issues, Dec. 2 at The War Memorial
“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.”
The New Jersey Pathways to Career Opportunities: Aligning Education to Build an Innovative Workforce
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
Environmental Professional Development Academy Builds Tomorrow’s New Jersey Utility Leaders
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
Make Water a Career of Choice
Building the Water Workforce of the Future
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 Water Works Water Workforce Taskforce is on a mission to bolster education and outreach to make water a career of choice!
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!
Compendium of Successful Water Workforce Practices
The Water Environment Federation collected 21 case studies demonstrating the ways in which the best-in-class water utilities across the country have implemented innovation to optimize the performance of their water workforces. This compendium has a special focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion in our national water workforces.
Op-Ed: We need to foster NJ’s next generation of utility workers
JWW Steering Committee member Tom Churchelow, President of New Jersey Utilities Association, says that as we celebrate New Jersey Careers in Utilities Week this third week of October, we as a state must do all we can to encourage the next generation of utility workers.