Clean Water Council Public Hearing 2009

Water Policy and Climate Change

The Clean Water Council of New Jersey is seeking public testimony on the risks posed to water quality and water infrastructure by climate change and on effective means to adaptively manage the risks. Climate change is causing warmer air and surface water temperatures, more intense storms intermixed with longer periods of dry weather, and rising sea levels. While the contributory causes can be debated, the potential impacts of climate change on water resources and related infrastructure need to be identified and properly managed.

Specifically the Council seeks testimony on the following questions:

  1. What are the high priority risks to clean water posed by the increasing variability of climate and weather events?

  2. What changes to water management policies are needed to increase flexibility and adaptive management, and how will NJ meet the cost?

Specific recommendations on the following issue areas, as well as others, are welcomed:

  • Stormwater
  • Wastewater
  • Drinking water
  • Instream/pass-by flows
  • Agriculture and green industries
  • Water infrastructure

To register to speak, contact Geraldine Skrajewski at 609.292.8961 or .


Available Downloads:
orangearrow 2009 Public Hearing Flyer
orangearrow 2009 Public Hearing Agenda
orangearrow 2009 Public Hearing Transcripts
orangearrow 2009 Letter to Commissioner Martin
orangearrow 2009 Public Hearing Executive Summary
orangearrow Climate Change in New Jersey, Presentation by Dr. David A. Robinson, Chair, Department of Geography & New Jersey State Climatologist, Rutgers University
orangearrow Climate Change– Increasing Uncertainty  in Water Resources Management, Presentation by Carol R. Collier, P.P., AICP Executive Director Delaware River Basin Commission
orangearrow New Jersey’s Climate Change and Water Resource Policy Initiatives, Presentation by Marjorie Kaplan, Manager, Office of Climate & Energy (OCE)/Policy, Planning & Science NJ Department of Environmental Protection


2017 Clean Water Council Public Hearing Notice -
The New Jersey Clean Water Council (NJCWC) seeks public testimony on approaches to address non-point source (NPS) stormwater pollution in impaired waterways. The hearing is scheduled for Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (or close of testimony, if earlier). 
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