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Joint Environment Committee Dives in on Climate Change, Coastal Resilience

Monday, August 14th, 2017

A joint legislative committee hearing on the effects of climate change on New Jersey heard testimony about the importance of coastal resilience planning and shifting to clean energy.

Sound Management, Transparency Key to Ensuring Reliable, Reasonably Priced Drinking Water

Monday, July 24th, 2017

New Jersey Future’s statement on newly enacted legislation that will require water utilities to develop plans for regular maintenance and investment in their drinking water systems.

Many States Making New Investments in Water Infrastructure

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

A review of programs around the country that help finance upgrades and expansions to water infrastructure offers important lessons for New Jersey.

Jersey Water Works Co-Sponsors New One Water Awards Program

Monday, June 12th, 2017

The awards program, sponsored jointly with the Association of Environmental Authorities and the American Water Works Association-NJ Section, will recognize sustainable solutions to New Jersey’s water challenges.

‘Re-Forum’ Will Tackle Updates to State’s Land-Use Law

Friday, May 5th, 2017

An upcoming “re-forum” will examine ways to update New Jersey’s Municipal Land Use Law in order to incorporate innovative planning techniques, streamline local review processes and avoid inconsistencies with other municipal, county and state planning documents.

Guide Helps Unlock New Resources for Stormwater Management

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

New Jersey’s CSO Permittee Network used a workshop to explore ways to unlock nontraditional resources for managing stormwater and sewer overflows.

Planning for Sea-Level Rise VII: Disclosure

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Seventh of a series of articles detailing strategies coastal states are examining in order to plan for sea-level rise. This article addresses requirements to disclose vulnerability to flooding.

Planning for Sea-Level Rise VI: Tax Districts

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Sixth of a series of articles detailing strategies coastal states are examining in order to plan for sea-level rise. This article addresses the use of special tax districts to provide risk-related services to flood-vulnerable areas.

Planning for Sea-Level Rise V: Overlay Zones

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Fifth of a series of articles detailing strategies coastal states are examining in order to plan for sea-level rise. This article addresses the use of overlay zones to delineate and regulate areas at risk.

Planning for Sea-Level Rise IV: Changes to Building and Site Standards

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Fourth of a series of articles detailing strategies coastal states are examining in order to plan for sea-level rise. This article addresses changes to building and site standards.

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