New Jersey Future, Jersey Water Works Announce Events for Infrastructure Week
Tours, workshops and webinars highlight importance of investment in water infrastructure
TRENTON, May 6 — During Infrastructure Week May 13-20, New Jersey Future and Jersey Water Works are promoting a series of educational events around the state to highlight the need for investment in the state’s aging water infrastructure systems. Details on each, along with contact information, are below.
Is New Jersey’s Water Safe To Drink? A panel discussion including Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine McCabe, New Jersey Future Managing Director for Policy and Water Chris Sturm, and Rutgers Associate Professor Dan Van Abs, Ph.D., on the state of New Jersey’s drinking water. Presented by the Princeton Public Library. Free and open to the public.
Municipal Green Infrastructure Toolkit Workshop: An explainer for municipal officials and planning and zoning board members on how to take advantage of New Jersey Future’s Green Infrastructure Municipal Toolkit , a guide to encouraging green infrastructure as part of both private and public-sector development. The event, which is presented by New Jersey Future, is free, but space is limited, so registration is required.
Webinar: The Link Between Green Infrastructure and Environmental Justice: Hear Stacey Eriksen from EPA Region 8 and Andy Kricun from the Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority discuss how green infrastructure can bring environmental, economic, and social benefits to the communities that need them the most. The webinar is presented by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and is free.
Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour and Networking: A tour of the Asbury Park wastewater treatment plant, followed by networking at Anchor’s Bend Brewery in the Asbury Park Convention Center. The tour, which is sponsored by Jersey Water Works, is free, but space is limited so registration is required.
Public workshop on financing water infrastructure projects: Jersey Water Works and New Jersey Future have developed a guide to applying to the state for money to improve water systems, and especially for financing green infrastructure initiatives. They’re sponsoring a public workshop to explain the process and how to use the guide. The workshop is free, but space is limited so registration is required.
|About New Jersey Future
Founded in 1987, New Jersey Future is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that promotes sensible growth, redevelopment and infrastructure investments to foster vibrant cities and towns, protect natural lands and waterways, enhance transportation choices, provide access to safe, affordable and aging-friendly neighborhoods and fuel a strong economy. The organization does this through original research, innovative policy development, coalition-building, advocacy, and hands-on strategic assistance.