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Friday, January 31, 2014 - 9:30am-3:00pm
Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission Training Room
600 Wilson Avenue
Newark, NJ 07105
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This training workshop will provide an opportunity for community leaders to learn how to implement cost effective green infrastructure strategies to:

  • Minimize flooding by intercepting storm water runoff at the source
  • Comply with regulatory statutes by reducing combined sewer overflows
  • Protect water quality
  • Save communities money by managing inflow and infiltration

Green Infrastructure Training Workshop
Tentative Agenda
January 31, 2014


9:30am                          Sign-in and Registration

10:00am-10:05am         Welcome and Introductions (Michael DeFrancisci, Executive Director, PVSC)

10:05am-10:50am         Intro to Green Infrastructure & Why it is Essential (Jeremiah Bergstrom, Rutgers)

10:50am-11:00am         Break

11:00am-12:00pm         Green Infrastructure Tools (Jessica Brown & Amy Rowe, Rutgers)

12:00pm-12:45pm         Lunch

12:45pm-2:00pm           Design, Installation & Maintenance Practices (Jeremiah Bergstrom & Jessica Brown, Rutgers)

2:00pm-2:15pm             Break

2:15pm-2:30pm             State's Perspective on Green Infrastructure (Representative of NJ DEP)

2:30pm-3:00pm             Green Infrastructure in your Community (Jeremiah Bergstrom & Amy Rowe, Rutgers)

3:00pm                          Adjourn


Why should your community participate?
Municipalities throughout New Jersey are struggling to deal with the impacts of storms, flooding, and aging sewer infrastructure. Using cost-effective green infrastructure strategies, communities can take the first steps needed to making their community more resilient while meeting regulatory requirements. 


New stringent regulations through MS4 and CSO permits are coming. The new individual CSO permit will require alternative analyses and green infrastructure planning. MS4 permits are being scrutinized, and communities not in compliance will need to address deficiencies. This program will provide guidance and resources to communities to help ensure that they are meeting current and expected future regulatory requirements.


The professional staff from the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program will educate attendees on what green infrastructure practices and technologies are and how to incorporate them into their communities to obtain the benefits and opportunities they provide.