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Roundtable: New Jersey’s Hidden Water Crisis

April 1, 2016
9:00 amto11:00 am

Lead in water in Newark and Flint, Mich., is focusing new attention on drinking water quality. With an aging infrastructure, how well is New Jersey poised to provide safe and affordable water to residents? What else needs to be done to manage its use and proper disposal? This NJ Spotlight Roundtable will further explore these questions.

Location: Mercer County Community College James Kerney Campus, 102 N. Broad Street, Trenton

More information and registrationAdmission is free, but registration is required.

Jersey Water Works is a sponsor of this event.

Webinar: Lessons in Green and Sustainable Remediation

April 1, 2016
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

This webinar from the Redevelopment Institute will feature green and sustainable remediation (GSR) expert and Sustainable Remediation Forum (“SURF”) President, John Simon, who will explain the basic concepts of GSR and how it can be applied to reduce the environmental footprint of remediation projects while also benefiting the surrounding community and its economy. 1 AICP CM credit pending

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Webcast: NOAA Supporting Resiliency

April 4, 2016
10:30 amto11:45 am

This session will be webcast live from Phoenix. Check back later for the link. The webcast is free and no registration required.

As communities and businesses around the United States face increasing risks and vulnerability to natural disasters and long-term environmental changes, there is an increasing demand for information, data, products, and services to address these challenges. Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Administrator, will outline how the nation’s environmental intelligence agency is meeting these needs to build resilient communities and businesses.

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Spotlight on Water: Managing Our Most Precious Resource

April 6, 2016
7:00 pmto8:30 pm

Flint, Michigan’s ongoing crisis has raised concerns about something we take for granted: clean water.

Jim Florio, former governor of New Jersey, will introduce the topic by offering his perspective as a former congressman and governor when he successfully championed an array of landmark environmental protections. The speakers will address key issues about the health of our water systems from global to local, including whether the federal framework that governs drinking water and wastewater discharges is robust and current, and why we still have water pollution and contaminated drinking water in 21st-century America. They will describe the state of New Jersey’s drinking water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure, what people are doing to ensure its reliability, and identify local water managers and their roles.

This roundtable is part of the Princeton Environmental Film Festival. Chris Sturm will be one of the speakers.

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Webinar: Resilience by Design

April 7, 2016
1:15 pmto2:15 pm

Joseph Fiksel, author of Resilient By Design, offers insight into why workforce leaders need a new business paradigm – one that takes an integrated view of the built environment, ecosystems and the social fabric, while recognizing new business opportunities that result from this shift. The webinar will bring context to the importance of resilience across business and municipal communities, and describe why all leaders must move beyond the business-as-usual approach.

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Clean Water Action 30th Annual Conference

April 9, 2016
9:00 amto5:00 pm

This annual event brings together over 200 residents, organizational leaders, scientists, policymakers, and students who are focused on protecting water and creating more resilient and healthy communities.

Location: The Wardlaw Hartridge School, 1295 Inman Ave, Edison, NJ 08820

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Webcast/Live Event: National Watershed & Stormwater Conference

April 12, 2016
9:00 amto7:00 pm

Major conference topics include pollution prevention, IDDE, post-construction stormwater management, and special MS4s. Learn about case studies, special regional considerations, and recent research from experts around the country highlighting effective tools and innovations!

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New Jersey TransAction 2016 Conference

April 12, 2016toApril 14, 2016

TransAction 2016 will feature over 73 workshop sessions (4 & 5 concurrent throughout each day) specializing in bus, rail, roads, bridges, goods movement, pedestrian/bicycle, paratransit, community transportation, ports, and much more.

Location: Tropicana Casino and Hotel, Atlantic City

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Flood Hazard Certificate Program III: Environmental Standards

April 13, 2016
9:00 amto4:30 pm

New certificate program designed for people who prepare or review flood-hazard area applications.

This class will cover environmental standards such as regulated vs. non-regulated waters, reserving fishery resources, water quality, channel stability, erosion issues and more.

Part I: Overview takes place March 3, 2016

Part II: Engineering Standards takes place March 21, 2016.

Location for all classes: Bordentown, N.J.

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Panel Discussion: Is Our Drinking-Water Supply at Risk?

April 13, 2016
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

Location: Student Life Center, Brookdale Community College, Arena Drive, Lincroft

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