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Jersey Water Works Releases 2016 Workplan

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

The cross-sector collaborative will focus on optimizing current water system operations and engaging affected communities in water-infrastructure investment decisions.

Forum Roundup: The Triple-Bottom-Line Beauty of Green Infrastructure

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Forum panelists discuss how green infrastructure offers social and economic benefits as well as the benefits of managing stormwater before it enters a community’s drainage system.

Case Study: How Bioswales Are Helping To Clean Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal

Monday, April 11th, 2016

The bioswales along the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, N.Y., are helping to clean stormwater runoff and prevent it from entering the canal, and have become much-appreciated local amenities.

The Greatest Danger Facing New Jersey’s Water Infrastructure: The Unknown

Monday, April 4th, 2016

At a recent NJ Spotlight roundtable, water experts acknowledged we have only a vague idea of the state of our aging water systems, and of true cost of upgrading them.

Public-Interest Organizations Urge Commitment of Disaster Competition Award Funds to Regional Planning

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

A group of public-interest organizations sent a joint letter to Gov. Christie urging him to commit National Disaster Resilience Competition award funds to regional resiliency planning initiatives.

Forum Roundup: Finding the Opportunities in Affordable Housing

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Speakers at the Redevelopment Forum session on affordable housing all stressed the opportunities inherent in creating more affordable housing, and that towns should be proactive so they get the kind of housing that helps them meet other objectives.

Forum Roundup: Cities, Redevelopers Join Forces To Tackle Floodproofing, Sewer Upgrades

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

At the Redevelopment Forum, representatives from three cities detailed how they are engaging redevelopers in a number of ways to meet the challenge of flooding, aging infrastructure and climate change.

Design Competition Aims To Accelerate Water Infrastructure Innovation

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

The Build it Green (BIG) Competition will provide technical assistance and engineering support services to selected New Jersey cities and utilities to design innovative, financeable projects that reduce combined sewer outflows (CSOs) while also making neighborhoods and downtowns better places to live, work and invest.

Happy Birthday, New Jersey State Plan!

Monday, March 7th, 2016

The New Jersey State Redevelopment and Development Plan just turned 15. It’s working, but it needs to work better.

New Initiative Is Working To Mainstream Green Infrastructure

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

New Jersey Future is undertaking a new initiative to help make green stormwater infrastructure the first choice for stormwater management in the state.

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