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    • 25 Jan 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Virtual Meeting
    • 59

    Delaware's Watershed Scale Strategy for Contaminant Management

    Time:   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm 

    Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2022


    Representatives from The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control's (DNREC) Division of Watershed Stewardship (John Cargill) and Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances (Todd Keyser) will present information related to how Delaware is trying to tackle the complex interaction between state water and waste programs as it relates to solving toxic contaminant driven water quality impairments and fish consumption advisories. The focus of the discussion will be on PCBs in the Christina River watershed, and will include information related to watershed scale sampling of sediment/water/fish, waste site PCB mass loading studies, MS4 PCB trackback study results, and an example of how paying attention to all of these components, holistically, can result in coordinated cleanup activities. Time permitting, an update to WATARs most recent innovative sediment remediation project (A-Street Ditch Carbon Project), as well as a primer for DNREC’s Christina & Brandywine River Remediation Restoration and Resilience (CBR4) initiative will be provided.

    Todd A. Keyser

    Todd is a Hydrologist with the DNREC Remediation Section. Todd manages Delaware’s PFAS Team and is Co-Leader of DNREC’s WATAR Team. In addition, Todd leads collaborative teams across diverse programs addressing hazardous substance mitigation work across Delaware.

    John G. Cargill, IV

    John is a Hydrologist with the DNREC Watershed Assessment & Management Section. John manages Delaware’s fish advisory program and is Co-Leader of DNREC’s WATAR Team. In addition, John oversees contamination assessment and cleanup projects that have impacted surface water, sediments and benthic aquatic resources, and assists with development of toxics TMDLs (and Alternative Restoration Plans) for the State of Delaware.

    This talk is eligible for 1 AICP CM self-reporting credit

      This meeting is a virtual meeting, link to be provided to registrants prior to the event.

    • 04 Feb 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • Virtual

    Stormwater Mitigation Webinar

    Not every site can accommodate the stormwater management measures required by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and local ordinances.  There are physical and technical issues that may prevent a site from being able to fully meet the quantity, quality, and recharge requirements.  The stormwater management rules provide for relief in such situations, but only if the municipality has a mitigation plan. Without a mitigation plan, municipalities do not have the authority to grant relief from these requirements.

    Join us to learn more about mitigation plans. Should all municipalities have one?  What does a municipality need to do in order to develop a plan?   What are the components of a good mitigation plan?  What should a municipality do with a plan once it has been developed and adopted?

    Hosted by the Watershed Institute and NJ-AWRA. Click here to register on the Watershed Institute's website. 


    Gabriel Mahon, P.E. graduated from Lafayette College in 2004 with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and he is currently a licensed professional engineer in both Pennsylvania and Delaware. He spent the first 12 years of his professional career working in the NJDEP Division of Land Use Regulation as an environmental engineer responsible for reviewing the engineering aspects of Land Use Regulation applications to ensure compliance with the Flood Hazard Area Control Act Rules, Coastal Zone Management Rules, Stormwater Management rules, and Freshwater Wetlands Protection Act Rules. For the last 3 years, he has been working in the NJDEP Division of Water Quality, where he is now the Bureau Chief of the Bureau of Nonpoint Pollution Control (BNPC). As the Bureau Chief of BNPC, he is responsible for managing the NJPDES industrial stormwater permitting program, the NJPDES discharge to groundwater program, the onsite wastewater management (septic system) program, and the municipal stormwater regulation program, which includes the Stormwater Management rules (N.J.A.C. 7:8) and the NJPDES municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) permitting program. 

    Dan Van Abs is a Professor of Practice for Water, Society & Environment at Rutgers University, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, where he focuses on planning and management policy for water infrastructure, water supply, wastewater and watershed protection. Previously, he was a career manager in State government with the Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council, NJ Water Supply Authority and the NJ Department of Environmental Protection, and was Technical Director of the Passaic River Coalition for four years. He holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Science from SUNY-College of Environmental Science and Forestry. He is a licensed Professional Planner in New Jersey, Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners, and member of the New Jersey Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council.

    Continuing Education credits will be available. If you have any questions about this webinar, please contact Pri Oliveira at

    • 09 Feb 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual

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    • 16 Feb 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual Meeting
    • 64

    NJ-AWRA Lightning Talks 

    Time:   12:00 pm to 1:00 pm 

    Date: Wednesday, February 16th, 2022

    Come join us for two lightning talks on water resources and permitting projects in NJ.

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    Burnt Mills Dam Removal and Flood Plain Restoration

    Bill Kibler, Raritan Headwaters Association

    Raritan Headwaters Association (RHA)’s Burnt Mills Dam Removal and Flood Plain Restoration project was a collaborative ecological restoration project in the nation’s most densely populated state. The project took place from Fall 2019 to Spring 2021. RHA partnered with a group of respected community partners to improve the Lamington River at Burnt Mills Preserve located in Somerset County, owned and managed for public access by RHA. The project entailed a dam removal, wetland enhancement, and stream restoration for a section of the Lamington River, a tributary of the North Branch Raritan River in central New Jersey.

    The Burnt Mills Dam Removal and Flood Plain Restoration project benefits the local and regional environment in numerous ways. It has improved water quality; enhanced aquatic organism habitat; stabilized stream bank erosion; and reduced local flooding.  The dam removal allows free passage of migrating fish and adds riffles and pools to the river to improve aquatic organism habitat. The wetland enhancement project component included native tree plantings and removal of invasive species along the Lamington River slowing stormwater runoff. This provides important habitat for birds, fish, and mammals, improves water quality, and cultivates beautiful, natural outdoor spaces for all to enjoy.

    The Round Valley Reservoir Project: Rehabilitation and Resource Preservation of Water Supply Infrastructure,

    Julie Shelley, New Jersey Water Supply Authority

    The Round Valley Reservoir is located in Clinton Township, New Jersey and became operational in 1965. The 55-billion gallon pumped storage reservoir was formed by construction of two earthen dams and an earthen dike closing off gaps in a natural horseshoe shaped valley. The reservoir was designed as part of a larger system of facilities to manage water supply for central New Jersey, and is the largest water supply reservoir by volume in the state.

    As part of the Authority’s asset management program, it hired a team of internationally recognized dam safety experts to conduct a holistic review of the structural health of the Round Valley dams. Based on the results and recommendations from this review, the Authority is making improvements to extend the operating life of the Round Valley reservoir. Design standards and construction techniques have evolved in the 50 plus years since the reservoir was built. Many dams of similar type to the Authority’s that were built in the same era have also required periodic rehabilitation. The Authority’s plans for improvement of the three earthen dams will incorporate modifications to meet current design standards and add state of the art monitoring systems.   This presentation will highlight the components of the Round Valley project and explain, in layperson’s terms, the issues requiring rehabilitation and what actions are being undertaken to address them. The first phase of the Round Valley project included grouting of the abutments at the North and South Dams as well as dredging of the Intake Channel at the South Dam tower. These two component projects were completed in 2020. The second, and final, phase of the project involves rehabilitation of all three embankments (North Dam, South Dam, Dike) and installation of new drainage features within each. Construction on the embankments started in early 2020.

    This talk is being reviewed for credit eligibility.

      This meeting is a virtual meeting, link to be provided to registrants prior to the event.

Past events

12 Jan 2022 January Section Meeting
09 Dec 2021 December Section Meeting
02 Dec 2021 NJ-AWRA Annual Meeting
10 Nov 2021 November Section Meeting
21 Oct 2021 October Section Meeting
14 Oct 2021 Linden Blue Acres Tour - Green Infrastructure & Floodplain Restoration
01 Oct 2021 NJ-AWRA Happy Hour
09 Sep 2021 September Section Meeting
12 Aug 2021 August Section Meeting
08 Jul 2021 July Section Meeting
10 Jun 2021 June Section Meeting
13 May 2021 May Section Meeting
15 Apr 2021 April Section Meeting
13 Apr 2021 NJ-AWRA Lightning Talks
18 Mar 2021 NJ-AWRA Past Presidents Meeting and Water Leadership Forum
11 Mar 2021 March Section Meeting
11 Feb 2021 February Section Meeting
04 Feb 2021 Spring 2021 Future Risk Seminar: Tracking Droughts in the DRB
14 Jan 2021 January Section Meeting
16 Dec 2020 NJ-AWRA 2020 Annual Meeting
10 Dec 2020 December Section Meeting
09 Dec 2020 Jersey Water Works 6th Annual Conference
30 Nov 2020 November Section Meeting II
13 Nov 2020 Fall 2020 Stormwater Management Seminar: Mitigation of Harmful Algal Blooms
12 Nov 2020 November Section Meeting
15 Oct 2020 October Section Meeting
02 Oct 2020 16th Annual Water New Year's Eve Celebration
08 Sep 2020 September Section Meeting
18 Aug 2020 August Section Meeting
31 Jul 2020 Virtual Happy Hour
14 Jul 2020 July Section Meeting
26 Jun 2020 Virtual Happy Hour
11 Jun 2020 June Section Meeting
12 May 2020 May Section Meeting
05 May 2020 Climate Change and NJ Water Resource Impacts Webinar
23 Apr 2020 Green Stormwater Infrastructure Regulatory Webinar
14 Apr 2020 April Section Meeting
13 Mar 2020 2020 Water Leadership Forum
11 Feb 2020 February Section Meeting
07 Jan 2020 January Section Meeting
06 Dec 2019 NJ-AWRA Annual Luncheon and Seminar
12 Nov 2019 November Section Meeting
21 Oct 2019 October Section Meeting
27 Sep 2019 15th Annual Water New Year's Eve Celebration
18 Sep 2019 NJ-AWRA Groundwater Mounding Seminar
17 Sep 2019 September Section Meeting
10 Sep 2019 Pin Oak Wetland Tour
13 Aug 2019 August Section Meeting & Beer Summit Happy Hour
30 Jul 2019 Webinar - Flow Management for Multiple Water Uses in the Delaware River Basin
11 Jul 2019 Pin Oak Wetland Tour
09 Jul 2019 July Section Meeting
19 Jun 2019 New Jersey Green Infrastructure & Stormwater Utilities Symposium
11 Jun 2019 June Section Meeting
13 May 2019 NJ-AWRA Brown Bag Lunch & Science Seminar
10 May 2019 May Section Meeting
07 May 2019 May 2019 Section Meeting
26 Mar 2019 2019 Water Leadership Forum
05 Mar 2019 March 2019 Section Meeting
05 Feb 2019 February 2019 Section Meeting
10 Jan 2019 January 2019 Section Meeting
13 Dec 2018 NJ-AWRA Annual Luncheon and Seminar
07 Dec 2018 Jersey Water Works 4th Annual Conference
16 Nov 2018 Future Risk Symposium: Future Flooding in Riverine Systems
15 Nov 2018 November 2018 Section Meeting
11 Oct 2018 October 2018 Section Meeting
28 Sep 2018 14th Annual Water New Year's Eve Celebration
07 Sep 2018 Duke Farms Brown Bag & Walking Tour
16 Aug 2018 August 2018 Section Meeting
12 Jul 2018 July 2018 Section Meeting
14 Jun 2018 June 2018 Section Meeting
06 Jun 2018 Spring 2018 Stormwater Management Seminar
22 May 2018 How Good Science Influenced Public Policy to Protect a Critical Water Supply Resource
10 May 2018 May 2018 Section Meeting
11 Apr 2018 April 2018 Section Meeting
29 Mar 2018 NJ-AWRA Water Leadership Forum
22 Feb 2018 February 2018 Section Meeting
11 Jan 2018 January 2018 Section Meeting
07 Dec 2017 Water Supply Planning Seminar and Annual Luncheon
16 Nov 2017 November 2017 Section Meeting
25 Oct 2017 USDA-NRCS Brown Bag Presentation
06 Oct 2017 13th Annual Water New Year's Eve Celebration
19 Sep 2017 September 2017 Section Planning Meeting
12 Sep 2017 September 2017 Stormwater Conference Call
24 Aug 2017 August 2017 Section Meeting
27 Jul 2017 July 2017 Section Planning Meeting
15 Jun 2017 June 2017 Section Meeting
07 Jun 2017 Hughesville Dam Removal Project - Presentation & Tour
17 May 2017 NJ-AWRA Brown Bag Lunch Seminar - Phase 2 of the Delaware River Basin Initiative
26 Apr 2017 Spring 2017 Stormwater Seminar: Flood Hazard Area Regulations
20 Apr 2017 April 2017 Section Meeting
30 Mar 2017 2017 Past President Luncheon and Presentation
23 Feb 2017 Environmental Series - USGS New Jersey StreamStats Overview and Tutorial
02 Feb 2017 Environmental Series - Addressing Harmful Algal Blooms
05 Jan 2017 January Section Planning Meeting
01 Dec 2016 2016 Annual Meeting
17 Nov 2016 November Section Meeting
21 Oct 2016 12th Annual Water's New Year's Eve Celebration
06 Oct 2016 October Section Meeting
15 Sep 2016 AWRA Mid-Atlantic Conference
18 Aug 2016 August Section Meeting
20 Jul 2016 Tour: Fish Exchange and Veterans Training Program
14 Jul 2016 July Section Meeting
21 Jun 2016 Southern New Jersey Regional Event
17 May 2016 May Section Meeting
04 May 2016 Spring 2016 Stormwater Management Seminar
21 Apr 2016 April Section Meeting
17 Mar 2016 Past Presidents Luncheon
19 Feb 2016 Stormwater Committee Call
18 Feb 2016 February Section Meeting
21 Jan 2016 January Section Meeting
19 Nov 2015 November Section Meeting
30 Oct 2015 Soils Health, Planning, Development and Redevelopment Aspects
29 Oct 2015 Lower Assunpink Creek Environmental Restoration Project
15 Oct 2015 October Section Meeting
25 Sep 2015 11th Annual Water's New Year's Eve Celebration
25 Sep 2015 Soils 101, Best Management Practices and the Landscape
17 Sep 2015 Fall 2015 Storm water Management Seminar - Infiltration BMPs and Groundwater Mounding Analysis Software
20 Aug 2015 August Section Meeting
16 Jul 2015 July Section Meeting
09 Jul 2015 Stormwater Committee Call
18 Jun 2015 June Section Meeting
16 Jun 2015 Stormwater Committee Conference Call
21 May 2015 May Section Meeting
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