The cross-sector collaborative will focus on optimizing current water system operations and engaging affected communities in water-infrastructure investment decisions.
Water and Sewer
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New Jersey Future is undertaking a new initiative to help make green stormwater infrastructure the first choice for stormwater management in the state.
Through the coordinating efforts of the Paterson SMART collaborative, its member organizations are spearheading multiple green-infrastructure projects in the Silk City.
The water crisis in Flint should serve as a wake-up call in New Jersey and across the nation that we have neglected our water infrastructure for too long.