San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Friday, June 20, 2014
8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
(Formerly Trenton Marriott or Lafayette Yard Hotel)
This NJ Spotlight Conference will focus on issues facing the state's water systems: how to cope with an aging infrastructure for delivering clean water to residents and businesses; how to make much-needed improvements to the hundreds of wastewater treatment plants discharging into the state's waterways; and how to recognize and address the broader forces that can affect the future of New Jersey's clean water supply.
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 two panel discussions featuring government officials, 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 water infrastructure in New Jersey.
Sign-in, Coffee & Continental Breakfast
FIXING NEW JERSEY'S WATER SYSTEMS
A blue-ribbon panel last year recommended New Jersey invest $44 billion over the next five years to address problems with its water infrastructure. This discussion will address issues related to those problems, including needed upgrades, increased funding, impending federal mandates, and securing New Jersey's economic competitiveness.
Kate Anderson, Chief, Environmental Protection Agency Region 2, Clean Water Regulatory Branch
Charles Norkis, Executive Director, Cape May County Municipal Utilities Authority
DRINKING WATER: WILL WE HAVE ENOUGH?
LUNCHTIME KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Daniel Van Abs, Lead investigator on Water Infrastructure in New Jersey’s CSO Cities: Elevating the Importance of Upgrading New Jersey’s Urban Water Systems, which was a companion to New Jersey Future's report, Ripple Effects. Van Abs is also Associate Professor at Rutgers University and Former Senior Director For Planning and Science at Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council.
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