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Friday, March 17 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Clean Water Supply for New Jersey

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Climate change and over use are having a dramatic effect on New Jersey’s clean water supply. Get information on the status of NJ’s major reservoirs, rivers and aquifers. Excessive water withdrawals in coastal areas and sea level rise means that salt water is intruding into fresh water supplies; increasingly frequent droughts are decreasing the amount of available water; groundwater withdrawals are impacting wetlands and streamflow, and large amounts of impervious cover inhibit groundwater recharge. 

There are, however, actions that can be taken to protect and restore our drinking water sources before it’s too late, including promoting land preservation, water conservation, supporting shifts in agricultural water use, fixing leaking water lines, and more. This session will also include an update on the status of the State Water Supply Plan, and what municipalities can do to support releasing the data to the public.

  • Participants who successfully complete this educational program will be awarded 1 NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hour (CEs). 
  • New Jersey Conservation Foundation has been approved by the New Jersey Department of Health as a provider of New Jersey Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs).   


Richard Bizub

Director for Water Programs, Pinelands Preservation Alliance
Rich joined PPA in 1997. Rich has been employed in the water resources field since 1979. Prior to joining PPA he worked as a geologic consultant responsible for designing and conducting investigations related to both water quality and water supply planning. During that time he was... Read More →
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Raymond Cywinski

Manager, Suez Water New Jersey
BS degree in Forestry (Cook College, Rutgers University). Completed course work toward a Masters in Environmental Science, also at Cook College. Ray has worked at Suez for nearly 38 years primarily dealing with raw water quality, environmental and land use regulations and natural... Read More →
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Pierre Lacombe

Hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey
Pierre Lacombe is a hydrologist with the US Geological Survey and has investigated groundwater levels and saltwater intrusion in New Jersey for more than 30 years. Pierre has written extensively on saltwater intrusion issues in Cape May County and many other NJ Coastal Plain coun... Read More →

Friday March 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
Conference Room B Second Floor