New Jersey Section of American Water Resources Association (NJ-AWRA)
NJ-AWRA Water Leadership Forum
Date: Wednesday March 22, 2023
Where: DRBC, 25 Cosey Road, West Trenton, NJ 08628
Cost: Members - Free
Non-Members - $15
This meeting is a hybrid meeting, link to be provided to registrants via email upon registration and prior to the event.
Lunch will be provided for in-person attendees at the beginning of the meeting
Come join us for our annual Water Leadership Forum. This year, Steven J. Tambini, P.E., the Executive Director of the Delaware River Basin Commission will present on Improving Dissolved Oxygen and Aquatic Life Uses in the Delaware River Estuary
This meeting also serves as a forum for the past NJ-AWRA presidents to review and provide feedback on NJ-AWRA's activities.
12:00 pm Lunch and in person networking
12:30 pm Past Presidents Discussion
12:50 pm Presentation by Steven Tambini
1:30 pm Q&A Session
1:45pm Meeting Adjourned
The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC), formed through a Compact in 1961 amongst the federal government and the States of NY, NJ, PA and DE, has worked with its state and federal partners to improve water quality, and the aquatic life that depends on it, within the Delaware Estuary for more than 60 years. The Commission reached an important milestone in 2022 with the publication of a draft “Analysis of Attainability,” the purpose of which was to analyze how improved dissolved oxygen levels to support enhanced aquatic life uses may be attained within the portion of the estuary from Philadelphia/Camden to Wilmington that currently experiences occasional episodes of low dissolved oxygen during critical summer periods. The Analysis of Attainability provides a specific road map of ammonia allocations that will significantly improve dissolved oxygen such that fish maintenance and propagation is supported throughout the Estuary. The study represents the culmination of five years of intensive study involving scientific and technical expertise across multiple disciplines, and forms the basis for rulemaking that is currently underway to upgrade the aquatic life use and dissolved oxygen criteria in the estuary.