Watershed Tools for Local Leaders Seminar Series – Presenters include Bill Kibler and Dr. Kristi MacDonald, Raritan Headwaters and Dr. Chris Obropta, Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program. New Jersey’s communities are already experiencing the effects of climate change including higher average temperatures, increased annual precipitation, and increasing frequency of major weather events.  Resilient communities will be able to adapt to and recover from these changing conditions.  In this workshop, presenters will discuss how climatic conditions have changed in New Jersey over the last century. Participants will learn how problems like stormwater runoff, flooding and water quality are affected by climate change. The group will also explain current regulations, green infrastructure to control runoff, and other best management practices that can help communities “weather the storms” projected to become more common.  They will also describe how the new stormwater utilities bill, recently passed by the state legislature, will help municipalities fund projects to control stormwater runoff, protect streams, and recharge aquifers.

Click here to register for this free workshop.