In early 2018, the collaborative’s committees underwent a restructuring process to align with the newly developed goals. These initiatives were overseen by the steering committee. The committees in 2016 and 2017, their chairs, work plans, and accomplishments are listed below. Learn more about the current committees and their work.
Through their annual work plans, Jersey Water Works committees plan and implement projects to advance the goals of the collaborative. Any member of the collaborative who wants to participate actively in the work of Jersey Water Works may join a committee.
Co-chairmen: Larry Levine, Natural Resources Defense Council and Rick Risoldi, Middlesex Water Company
Committee goal: The Best Practices committee works to identify and help implement innovative, cost-effective solutions for New Jersey’s aging water infrastructure that provide community benefits.
Green Infrastructure (a sub-committee of Best Practices)
Co-chairs: Jennifer Gonzalez, Louis Berger and Rob Pirani, NY/NJ Harbor Estuary Program
Committee goal: The Green Infrastructure committee works to promote and advance construction of green-infrastructure projects in CSO communities and across the state.
Co-chairwomen: Linda Weber, Sustainable Jersey and Shoshanna Page, New Jersey Urban Mayors Association
Committee goal: The Municipal Outreach committee works to engage municipal staff and decision makers in upgrading their city or town’s water infrastructure.
Co-chairwomen: Debbie Mans, NY/NJ Baykeeper and Meishka Mitchell, Cooper’s Ferry Partnership
Committee goal: The Community Engagement committee works to ensure that decision makers, community partners and ratepayers participate actively and influence the planning and management of their water infrastructure.
Co-chairmen: David Zimmer, New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust and Chris Daggett, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
Committee goal: The Finance committee works to identify funding strategies and opportunities to ensure financially sustainable drinking water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure systems.