Water connects us all, and New Jersey’s water systems are essential to our communities- they cannot fail. That’s why Jersey Water Works is creating Jersey WaterCheck in December 2020.
Jersey WaterCheck is an online resource that:
Jersey WaterCheck will tell the story of our state’s water infrastructure needs. We require facts, data, and metrics that demonstrate the need to invest in sustainable, cost-effective solutions that provide our communities with clean water and waterways. Solving New Jersey’s water infrastructure challenges will lead to healthier, safer neighborhoods; local jobs; flood and climate resilience; and economic growth.
Jersey WaterCheck will also enable Jersey Water Works members to know if they are succeeding at meeting their shared goals and subgoals and provide feedback to Jersey Water Works members and committees about whether their strategies are succeeding and where they need refinement. By supporting continuous learning and action by JWW stakeholders, Jersey WaterCheck will accelerate the improvement of water infrastructure in the collaborative’s four goal areas, as detailed in the infographic below.
Jersey Water Works members will make Jersey Water Check successful:
For more information contact Jyoti Venketraman.
The JWW data advisory committee provides subject area expertise and perspective on water sector metrics. Members include:
Daniel J. Van Abs Ph.D., PP/AICP
Rutgers University, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
G. Christian Andreasen, Jr., P.E.
Middlesex Water Company
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Wynnie-Fred Victor Hinds
Newark Environmental Commission; Clean Water Action
Atlantic County Utilities Authority
Jersey Water Works measurement system (downloadable version)
In 2016, the collaborative proposed an aspirational measurement system to track its progress toward accomplishing those goals. The graphic below provides a detailed breakdown of this aspirational measurement system. It outlines indicators that help track progress, providing feedback to Jersey Water Works members and committees about whether their strategies are succeeding and where they need refinement.
Decoding the System:
Goals and Subgoals:
What we are working to achieve
What we will measure to track progress
What we want to see by 2020