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Water and Sewer

Stormwater Utilities: A Tool for Managing Rainwater Runoff

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

A new report examines the need for stormwater utilities, how they are structured in other states, and how New Jersey communities could take advantage of them.

Energy Resiliency Bank Proposal: Right Concept, but Needs Detail To Protect Against Flooding

Monday, September 15th, 2014

New Jersey Future strongly supports the proposed Energy Resiliency Bank, but recommends the current guide include more specifics if it is to meet its intended goals.

Report: Prompt Action Is Needed for Best-Practices Upgrade of New Jersey’s Urban Water Infrastructure

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

The report from a May convening stresses the need for prompt action on best-practices upgrades to New Jersey’s urban water systems.

Creating a Voice for the Voiceless in a Changing Urban Climate

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

In this next installment from Inspiring Solutions, environmental justice organizer Kim Gaddy explains how green infrastructure can improve the long-term health of New Jersey’s cities and their residents.

Survey Will Help Sandy-Affected Towns Address Future Flood Risks

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

A survey will help Sandy-damaged towns determine their residents’ readiness to address flood risks.

Shared Investment in Urban Water Systems Will Lead to Clean Rivers, More Vibrant Communities

Monday, August 25th, 2014

The Dodge Foundation’s Chris Daggett and Margaret Waldock discuss the importance of shared investments in upgrading New Jersey’s urban water infrastructure.

New Jersey’s Urban Water Systems: A Challenge, and an Opportunity for Collaboration, Engagement, Innovation, Vision

Monday, August 4th, 2014

Chris Sturm and Peter Kasabach share their thoughts on how New Jersey can turn this urban water infrastructure crisis into an opportunity for long-term prosperity.

New Report Highlights Opportunities To Protect Pinelands Water Resources

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

A new report highlights the current and future pressures that development in the Pinelands growth areas is putting on water resources, and offers recommendations to minimize its negative effects.

Hoboken’s Newest Green Infrastructure Project Takes a Step Forward

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

A grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation will fund the engineering designs needed to transform a one-acre parking lot into a community park that can manage significant stormwater on-site.

Placing Economic Value on Natural Systems

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

This year’s Sustainable Raritan River Conference focused on the economic value of natural systems.

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