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Archive for October 11th, 2017

MEND Fundraiser

November 10, 2017
6:00 pmto11:00 pm

The MEND fundraiser will be held at The Moorestown Community House, 16 East Main St., Moorestown NJ.

Come celebrate MEND’s 48th anniversary!

Net proceeds from the event will support housing services for MEND’s residents.

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Green in ’17: Panel Discussion on Local Environmental Policy Needs

November 1, 2017
5:00 pmto7:00 pm

Join Monmouth Conservation Foundation for a panel discussion on local environmental policy needs and the path forward. As we prepare for a new governor, let’s learn from local environmental leaders about current policies, recent changes, and recommendations from the experts on what we need to ask of our next governor in New Jersey to make positive steps forward in protecting the environment.

The panel discussion will be followed by a cocktail hour.

Panelists include Tim Dillingham, executive director of American Littoral Society; William Kastning, executive director of Monmouth Conservation Foundation; Tony MacDonald, director of the Urban Coast Institute at Monmouth University; Chris Sturm, managing director of policy and water at New Jersey Future; and Cindy Zipf, executive director of Clean Ocean Action.

Location: Two River Community Theatre, Red Bank NJ

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Rally Across the Boards: A 5-Year Commemoration of Super Storm Sandy

October 29, 2017
2:00 pmto3:00 pm

Join New Jersey League of Conservation Voters Education Fund in a commemoration of the lives, home, and businesses lost as a result of Superstorm Sandy. Attendees will hear brief comments from various elected officials and the major candidates for Governor, and line the Asbury Park boardwalk from end to end to demonstrate the urgent need of addressing climate change. The call to action will be captured by aerial photography as attendees hold hands across the boardwalk.

Location: Asbury Park Convention Hall, 1300 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park NJ

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Get On Board: NAIOP Light Rail Tour in Jersey City

October 19, 2017
3:00 pmto7:00 pm

Join NAIOP for a Light Rail & Walking Tour of three fascinating projects in Jersey City. The tour will begin at Liberty Science Center for a presentation of SciTech Scity with President & CEO Paul Hoffman. Next stop: Hudson Exchange West with a presentation by Abe Naparstek, Sr. VP Forest City Land Development. We continue on to Harborside for a Jersey City Waterfront presentation from Mack-Cali CEO Mike DeMarco. Finally, we gather at the Lutze Biergarten for refreshments.

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Space is limited to 75. Advanced registration required.

Webinar: Integrated decision support tool for life cycle assessment of grey and green infrastructure

October 25, 2017
2:00 pmto3:00 pm

Hosted by the U.S. EPA

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Planning stormwater infrastructure is difficult because proposed projects often have multiple objectives, including managing hydrology and water quality, providing communities with co-benefits, and minimizing life cycle costs that account for operation and maintenance. Traditional grey infrastructure and more natural green infrastructure are two distinct pathways of meeting these diverse objectives. Grey infrastructure typically involves greater capital investments, while green infrastructure may have more annual costs per volume of water managed. Green infrastructure can also provide societal co-benefits, such as additional urban green spaces, and improved water and air quality and public wellness. This makes deciding between implementation of grey, green, or hybrid (combination of grey and green) approaches challenging.

This presentation will highlight National Priorities grantee work on the development of a planning-level, integrated decision support tool, i-DST, which contains modules that simulate continuous runoff and water quality, using historical climate data and under different climate scenarios. The developed i-DST will also use a multiple-criteria decision analysis to optimize stormwater infrastructure based on user-defined institutional barriers, and economic, environmental, and societal objectives. Central to the estimation of economic costs is the valuation of operation and maintenance costs. We will also overview synthesis of regional green infrastructure cost and performance parameters that allow for application of the tool across the different climatic regions of the United States.

Imagine a Day Without Beer

October 12, 2017

Jersey Water Works is partnering with the City of Jersey City and members of the New Jersey Brewers Association to sponsor Imagine a Day Without Beer. The day is intended as a local way to observe Imagine a Day Without Water, an annual day of awareness sponsored by the Value of Water Campaign to highlight the importance of safe, affordable water to all facets of everyday life.

The Imagine a Day Without Beer event will encourage patrons of the guild’s member breweries to post on social media using the hashtag#NoWaterNoBeer. In Jersey City, guild member Departed Soles Brewery will host a media event at 5:30 pm featuring as speakers Kate Lawrence, the environmental planner for Jersey City, and Rob Pirani, program director for the NY – NJ Harbor & Estuary Program at the Hudson River Foundation and a member of the Jersey Water Works Steering Committee. Jersey City is participating in Imagine a Day Without Beer as part of its Office of Innovation’s Year of Water. A related event in Hoboken will ask people to Imagine a Day Without Coffee.

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