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Storm Flooding in New Jersey: Improving Stormwater Management & Preparedness.

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Thursday, 20 January 2022, 4:00

Thursday, January 20. 2022.  4:00 pm. Storm Flooding in New Jersey: Improving Stormwater Management & Preparedness. Daniel Van Abs, Rutgers University; Jennifer Coffey, ANJEC; Shawn LaTourette, NJDEP; Mark McDonough, New Jersey American Water; Senator Bob Smith, NJ State Senate. Sponsored by NJ Spotlight, William Penn Foundation, NJ American Water.  More information and registration.

Climate change is making rainstorms more intense in New Jersey, a factor leading to extensive flooding in the state. The problem is expected to worsen according to recent studies published by the Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University and the New Jersey State Department of Environmental Protection’s climate resilience report from 2020. To guard against these events, the state and utilities are looking to improve policies and mechanisms geared toward managing stormwater runoff. What are the best practices for coping with stormwater in the nation's most densely populated state?

Moderator:

Tom Johnson, Energy & Environment Writer, NJ Spotlight News

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