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Strategizing from Sussex to Stone Harbor: Water Infrastructure in New Jersey’s Climate Strategy

Monday, July 19th, 2021

When thinking about climate change in New Jersey, it is easy to focus on the most obvious threat: coastal flooding from sea level rise. However, climate change will have a number of effects on New Jersey’s drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure as well. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Draft Climate Change Resilience Strategy recognizes these issues and is an important first step toward adapting New Jersey’s drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure for an uncertain future.

Oh, Sweet Relief! Stormwater Utilities as an Equitable Tool to Solve Flooding and Pollution

Friday, June 25th, 2021

When we discuss the attributes of our favorite communities, chronic flooding or unswimmable lakes and streams do not make the list. However, many municipalities in New Jersey confront those problems and, for at least some of them, the creation of a stormwater utility could be the key to a more sustainable, prosperous future. In this session entitled Oh, Sweet Relief! Stormwater Utilities as an Equitable Took to Solve Flooding and Pollution, held during the 2021 Planning and Redevelopment Conference, co-hosted by New Jersey Future and the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association, four speakers covered the basics of stormwater utilities, including typical program design, fee structures, and credits for stormwater mitigation projects.

Savvy Stormwater Strategies: How Planning at Every Level Can Help New Jersey Weather the Storm

Friday, June 25th, 2021

A four-speaker panel, during the session Savvy Stormwater Strategies: How Planning at Every Level Can Help New Jersey Weather the Storm, held at the 2021 Planning and Redevelopment Conference co-hosted by New Jersey Future and the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association, explored this issue from a regulatory, research, municipal, and policy standpoint. The session provided practical guidance on strategies to corral runoff and increase resiliency in the face of climate change, and identified important next steps to consider.

Water, Water Everywhere—Achilles Heel or Asset?

Thursday, June 24th, 2021

Water is essential for life, but the infrastructure that brings it into our homes—or keeps it out of our basements—is only considered when something goes wrong. At the 2021 New Jersey Planning & Redevelopment Conference session Water, Water Everywhere—Achilles Heel or Asset? panelists discussed why water can no longer be treated as an add-on issue that communities simply react to.

New Jersey Future Urges Congressional Delegation to Secure Funding for Lead Service Line Replacement

Friday, April 30th, 2021

New Jersey Future sent the following letter on April 27, 2021 to New Jersey’s Congressional Delegation recommending a federal funding allocation to support lead service line replacement programs.

NJDEP Releases Guidance on Stormwater Utilities, a Tool for Equitable Stormwater Management

Monday, April 12th, 2021

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) recently released guidance on the creation of stormwater utilities, a tool newly available to New Jersey communities to help mitigate flooding and pollution problems.

New Jersey Future’s Comments on CSO Long Term Control Plans

Monday, March 15th, 2021

New Jersey Future submitted comments on the Selection and Implementation of Alternatives Reports (SIARs), the final report for the combined sewer overflow (CSO) Long Term Control Plans (LTCPs). Our comments focus on five plans covering the areas where New Jersey Future has been most active: the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission, the cities of Bayonne, Paterson, and Perth Amboy, and the Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority.

New Stormwater Rules Require New Developments to Include Green Infrastructure

Friday, March 5th, 2021

New public and private sector developments in New Jersey must now include the use of green infrastructure as a stormwater management technique starting March 2, 2021.

New Jersey Future and other Jersey Water Works Members Call for Federal Funding for Water Infrastructure

Wednesday, February 10th, 2021

New Jersey Future joined 56 Jersey Water Works members calling for federal investment in our water infrastructure in a letter sent to New Jersey’s congressional delegation. 

Want to Get Ahead of Flooding? Use NJF’s New Tool, the Enhanced Model Stormwater Ordinance

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

Municipal leaders should use New Jersey Future’s new tool to update their town’s stormwater ordinance as soon as possible to increase green infrastructure and reduce flood risk. 

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