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Bayonne Water Guardians, Kearny AWAKE and Harrison TIDE Champion Green Initiatives

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

New Jersey Future has been working with Municipal Action Teams in three cities to educate residents on environmental issues and to help implement green infrastructure practices that will reduce combined-sewer overflows by keeping stormwater out of sewer systems.

How Do We Pay for New Jersey’s Aging Stormwater Infrastructure?

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

A session at the New Jersey Future Redevelopment Forum examined how stormwater utilities work in other states, what their benefits are, why New Jersey may want to consider authorizing them, and where the state is in that process.

Survey: New Jersey Residents Name Clean Drinking Water as Top Environmental Priority

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

A New Jersey Future/Jersey Water Works survey shows that New Jersey residents rate clean drinking water as their top environmental priority, and support investments in upgrading the state’s water systems.

Workshop Highlights the Benefits of Green Infrastructure to Developers

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

A workshop in Bayonne, organized by New Jersey Future, educated local developers on why green infrastructure should be an integral part of their plans.

Drinking Water Infrastructure Report Calls for Investment, Transparency

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

The Joint Legislative Task Force on Drinking Water Infrastructure’s report recommends significant investment in upgrading water systems, as well as requirements for asset management and reporting.

Bill Would Cap Sewerage Authorities’ Ability To Raise Funds for System Repairs

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

A bill currently up for a vote in the Assembly would cap regional sewerage authorities’ ability to raise funds for system maintenance through user fees. New Jersey Future opposes the bill.

New Report Outlines Coastal Resilience Strategies

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

A new report, prepared by New Jersey Future as part of the state Department of Environmental Protection’s Sustainable and Resilient Coastal Communities project, details strategies and tools coastal municipalities that want to reduce their vulnerability to future sea-level rise can use, and it outlines steps the state can take to support and coordinate local efforts.

How the Fourth Regional Plan Could Affect New Jersey

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

The Regional Plan Association’s Fourth Regional Plan was unveiled Nov. 30. Many of its recommendations support New Jersey Future’s Gubernatorial Blueprint, and carry implications for how New Jersey will grow in the future as part of the tri-state metropolitan area.

Water Conference Urges Action From New Jersey’s New Administration

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

More than 300 people from across the water sector attended Jersey Water Works’ third annual conference, focused on priorities for the incoming Murphy administration.

A Year One Clean Water Agenda for the New Governor

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

A group of public-sector, private-sector and nonprofit organizations has proposed Year One Clean Water Agenda for Governor-elect Phil Murphy, urging him to prioritize investment in clean water during the first year of his administration.

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