NJ Urban Water Conference to Raise Awareness of the Importance of Improving Urban Water Infrastructure

The Urban Water Solutions Initiative will bring together state and local decision-makers, practitioners and community stakeholders to raise awareness of modern drinking water, stormwater and wastewater infrastructure as key to New Jersey’s prosperity at the NJ Urban Water Conference on Thursday, December 10 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, NJ. 

Facilitated by New Jersey Future, the Urban Water Solutions Initiative is working to modernize New Jersey’s inadequate urban water infrastructure by leveraging innovative solutions that deliver sustainable infrastructure with multiple community benefits. The Initiative is focusing much of its initial efforts on assisting places with combined sewer overflows (CSOs), in order to create models for other communities.

The inaugural conference will focus on bringing awareness and education to the importance of water infrastructure as well as providing examples of innovative solutions. It will also highlight the Urban Water Solutions Initiative, its members and their accomplishments.  

Speakers at the conference include: Radhika Fox, CEO, US Water Alliance & Director, Value of Water Coalition; Commissioner Bob Martin, NJ Department of Environmental Protection; Joan Leary Matthews, Director of the Clean Water Division, United States Environmental Protection Agency and many more.

The conference is free to attend and open to the public. For more information, or to register for the event, visit njurbanwater.com.