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What’s in your water? A new dashboard will help you find out.

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

In December of 2020, Jersey Water Works will launch an online data dashboard to tell the story of New Jersey’s water and sewer systems. This web-based dashboard is being designed for a wide variety of users and will provide a range of metrics that is easy to understand.

Meet our 2020 Spring Interns!

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

Learn about New Jersey Future’s 2020 Spring Interns.

Bolstering the Water Workforce with Innovative Programs

Friday, June 12th, 2020

In New Jersey, as the coronavirus threatens public health in the state with the second-highest number of cases and deaths, the water sector has to work even harder to ensure that services continue unimpeded, while also managing the issues of lead in drinking water, combined sewer overflows, and aging infrastructure in general.

Public-Private Partnerships Are a Valuable Tool for Expanding Housing

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

There are many ways for municipalities to finance development, but a public-private partnership (P3) is a particularly versatile tool that offers a lot of potential. A P3 enlists private capital in pursuit of a public good, which could be roads, water systems, or housing.

Aging-friendly housing options: A case study

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

As part of its Creating Great Places to Age program, New Jersey Future has been researching strategies that dozens of municipalities in New Jersey have implemented to provide a more diverse housing stock. These examples of successful local strategies demonstrate possible paths other towns can take to meet the needs of their residents and develop great communities.

Smart Growth Gets Smarter

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

More than 500 planners, developers, local and state officials, and other professionals joined New Jersey Future in New Brunswick at the March 6 day-long conference to look at current redevelopment trends and hear from thought leaders in the field.

The Best Is Yet To Come: New Jersey Future Helps Towns Become Great Places to Age

Monday, March 9th, 2020

New Jersey Future recently held kickoff meetings in Pompton Lakes in Passaic County and Ridgefield Park in Bergen County as part of its Creating Great Places to Age program.

Free event! Learn how CSO plans can address climate change

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

Learn how municipalities can factor climate change in their combined sewer overflow (CSO) long term control plans at a free event on January 28, 2020.

Green infrastructure resource wins national award

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

New Jersey Future’s Green Infrastructure Municipal Toolkit has been honored with an Excellence in Communications Award from the National Association of Flood and Stormwater Management Agencies (NAFSMA). This award celebrates outstanding communications projects that inform the public about flood awareness, pollution prevention, and environmental protection. 

Community Solar Pilot Program Now Accepting Applications

Friday, May 3rd, 2019

New Jersey’s first community solar pilot program is now accepting applications. The program allows those who might not be able to install solar panels on their own roofs to participate in the benefits of solar energy.

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