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Environment and Agriculture

DOT’s Municipal Aid: Look Beneath the (Re)Surface for Innovative Uses

Friday, August 17th, 2018

The NJDOT Municipal Aid program can be used for much more than road resurfacing. Municipalities interested in a variety of roadway upgrades should get their applications in by the Oct. 8 deadline.

Are the Suburbs Back? Depends On How You Define ‘Suburb’

Monday, August 13th, 2018

Are recent reports highlighting a resurgence in population growth in the suburbs accurate? It depends on how you define “suburb.” But maybe we should focus more on characteristics than location.

Combined Sewer Permit Holders Meet Report Deadline

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

Holders of combined-sewer system permits have met the required deadlines for submitting various reports to the NJDEP. Reports are now posted on the NJDEP website and available for comment.

Eleven Great One Water Ideas From the Jersey Water Works Membership Meeting

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

At the Jersey Water Works membership meeting, participants were asked to discuss current or anticipated projects that embody the concept of One Water. Here are some of the best ideas.

New Report Highlights Green Infrastructure Financing Opportunities

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

A new analysis highlights the New Jersey Water Bank’s success in funding green infrastructure projects, and examines steps applicants and the bank itself can take to make accessing green infrastructure financing even easier.

The March Toward Walkable Urbanism Continues

Friday, May 25th, 2018

New Census municipal population estimates confirm a continuation of the trend toward places with mixed-use centers and a dense local street grid, and in particular toward towns with access to rail transit.

Green Infrastructure Draws Attention at Atlantic Builders Convention

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

The partnership between New Jersey Future and the New Jersey Builders Association provided ample evidence at this year’s Atlantic Builders Convention that its focus on incorporating green infrastructure into development plans is having an impact.

One Water Awards Nominations Open, Partnership Expands

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

The Jersey Water Works awards program recognizes sustainable solutions to the state’s water challenges and welcomes two additional sponsoring organizations.

Exploring Green Infrastructure Options for Your Project? These Tools Can Help.

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

An overview of several tools that allow developers and local officials to understand how various green infrastructure practices can fit into a development project, and what the impact would be of development on stormwater infrastructure.

Water Infrastructure a Major Topic at Budget Hearing for DEP

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Department of Environmental Protection Acting Commissioner Catherine McCabe responds to questions on water infrastructure, asset management, and lead in school drinking water during the Assembly Budget Committee’s hearing.

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