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New Jersey Association for Floodplain Management Conference

October 24, 2017toOctober 26, 2017

New Jersey Association for Floodplain Management‘s 13th annual conference, “Navigating the Waters of Change,” will address how flood hazards affect transportation, energy and water infrastructure. This conference will highlight the activities that have proven effective in protecting people and property from the impact of floods and storms, and the importance of maintaining these core activities as we adapt to the programmatic challenges expected to result from new state and federal administrations. The keynote address will be delivered by Commander Kirk Lippold. Conference exhibition space and sponsorship opportunities are available.

Location: Bally’s Atlantic City, 1900 Boardwalk, Atlantic City

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NJ Multifamily Real Estate Summit

October 25, 2017
7:30 amto11:00 am

Transit-oriented development keeps taking shape across the river from NYC. Luxury apartment and condo communities are being created in traditional suburbia. Revitalized affordable is sprouting up in the urban core everywhere from Camden to Newark. It seems like no matter where you look, New Jersey is awash with multifamily opportunities.

Join Bisnow and real estate pros from across the Garden State as we break down the investment and development trends to watch in 2018! As always, expect plenty of breakfast and networking before the panels. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Location: Liberty House Restaurant, 76 Audrey Zapp Dr, Jersey City NJ 07305

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USDA-NRCS Brown Bag Lunch Presentation

October 25, 2017
11:00 amto12:00 pm

Presented by NJ section of American Water Resources Association

The United States Department of Agriculture – Natural Resources Conservation Service has a long history of working with landowners to improve water resources. Christine Hall, State Resource Conservationist and current Acting State Conservationist, will give an overview of USDA-NRCS programs and activities, with a focus on those that relate to water resources in NJ. She will provide examples of projects where USDA-NRCS has worked with partners and utilized NRCS programs to implement those projects so that NJAWRA members will be able to identify projects where NRCS could be a valuable partner.

BYOS (Bring Your Own Sandwich); NJ-AWRA will provide light refreshments & snacks.

Free for paid members of NJ-AWRA, $15.00 for non-members

Location: NRCS State Office, 220 Davidson Avenue, 4th Floor, Somerset NJ

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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.

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