March 23, 2022
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Signed into law in 2021, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) is the largest federal investment in water infrastructure in 50 years—a vital down payment on investments long needed in water and for communities. This opportunity provides the water sector a moment to re-envision the power and possibilities of infrastructure investments. This is a moment to center water equity, climate action, economic opportunity, and One Water in water infrastructure and capital projects. As part of a new body of work on Equitable Infrastructure Implementation, the US Water Alliance is launching a series of webinars that will highlight and lift innovative approaches different states are taking with their water infrastructure programs.
With so much of the IIJA money coming through the State Revolving Fund (SRF) mechanisms, this conversation will focus on what is possible within our existing systems and how to leverage existing pathways with new relationships and innovations. Kicking off the series will be a discussion with infrastructure experts from the state of New Jersey, which will cover innovative SRF practices, partnerships between utilities and with the state, and collaborative ways to engage smaller systems.
Mami Hara, CEO, US Water Alliance
Andy Kricun, Senior Fellow, US Water Alliance
Chris Sturm, Managing Director, Policy and Water, New Jersey Future
David Zimmer, Executive Director, New Jersey Infrastructure Bank