New Jersey’s aging water infrastructure presents numerous challenges. Just delivering clean water to people and businesses can be demanding, especially when hundreds of wastewater plants discharge directly into the state’s waterways.
The latest NJ Spotlight conference — Tackling New Jersey’s Water Woes: What’s Next? — will take a close look at the interlocking puzzle of problems that typify the state’s water systems. We’ll also address the broader forces that will affect the future of the state’s water supply.
More information about this event.
New Jersey’s water systems revealed the extent of their vulnerability during Hurricane Sandy, suffering $2.6 billion in damage. But even before the superstorm, the needs were daunting. A blue-ribbon panel last year recommended that New Jersey invest $44 billion over the next five years to address problems with its water infrastructure.
In addition to panel discussions featuring government officials and environmental advocates and experts, a keynote address will be delivered by Daniel Van Abs, an associate professor at Rutgers University and lead investigator of a recent report on the state of the water infrastructure in New Jersey.
Friday, June 20, 2014
8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Wyndham Garden Trenton
(Formerly Trenton Marriott or Lafayette Yard Hotel)
Admission: $45/Seating is limited