At the third annual Jersey Water Works Membership Meeting on July 19 in Hamilton, approximately 120 members and friends of the JWW collaborative convened to advance their commitment to “Smart Infrastructure. Strong Communities.” with a special focus on One Water: the idea that all water, regardless of source or use, has value and should be managed as one cycle looking across economic, social, and ecosystem needs to deliver multiple benefits

Representing the full spectrum of stakeholders – governmental, business, community, labor, nonprofit and academic – attendees were inspired, challenged, congratulated, and exhorted to stay the course of working to upgrade New Jersey’s inadequate water infrastructure and to help grow the movement.

Specifically, attendees:

  • Received the latest legislative and regulatory updates from state leaders, including New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Deputy Commissioner Debbie Mans and Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin, the chairwoman of the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee
  • Reconnected and strategized with others working in the water sector
  • Renewed their call to action to upgrade the state’s inadequate water infrastructure
  • Celebrated the collaborative’s accomplishments over the past year
  • Participated in interactive activities to help grow and apply their knowledge of One Water.

Click on the agenda sections below to learn more about the presentations and discussion outcomes from the event. For more event photos, materials, and coverage click here.

Jane Kenny thanked all for coming and closed the meeting, reminding everybody that the fourth annual Jersey Water Works conference will take place on Friday, December 7 in Newark at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

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