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Engaged Communities

Upgrading the water systems in New Jersey’s cities and towns is a generational challenge that must serve the residents and businesses who pay the bills, and the elected officials responsible for addressing a host of community issues.

Effective community engagement processes feature active the participation of community partners and ratepayers, who are able to influence the planning and management of their water infrastructure. Community support is also reflected in municipal plans, ordinances.

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Camden: Rising above the Floodwaters

This case study describes the effects on Camden of its inadequate water infrastructure conditions, including increasing vulnerability to flooding. 2014.

The Steps Hoboken Is Taking to Reshape Development Amidst Rising Sea Levels

This case study gives context to flooding in Hoboken and steps the city is taking to reshape development and mitigate growing flood risks. 2014.

The Power of the Passaic: Paterson’s Birth and Rebirth Along the River

This case study illustrates how water infrastructure serves to improve or impair the quality of life in Paterson. 2014.

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