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Paying for Damages—Sometimes Before They Happen

2017-05-20T15:04:45+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|

The first three months of the year are usually easy on insurance companies—and the rest of us—simply because it’s not hurricane season, when claims for property and vehicle damage are typically much higher. Not this year, though. US insurers are reporting that extreme and more frequent weather events have made 2017 the most expensive first [...]

An Open Letter to Infrastructure Funders and Investors

2017-05-20T15:16:58+00:00 April 12th, 2017|

The US is in desperate need of new infrastructure investment. Cities across the country are dealing with aging and failing systems, and there is a huge opportunity to leapfrog to new technologies — with more distributed, resilient, and green infrastructure projects. Making this leap successfully depends on thousands of small and medium-sized communities like Flint, MI and [...]

New Report Highlights New Jersey Cities’ Leadership on Stormwater Infrastructure Innovation

2017-05-20T15:17:28+00:00 April 4th, 2017|

April 4, 2017 — Today, New Jersey Future and re:focus partners celebrated the conclusion of Build It Green (BIG) with the release of a report highlighting innovative approaches three New Jersey cities are taking to the problem of upgrading stormwater infrastructure. The report, Small Cities With Big-City Infrastructure Problems: Three Case Studies in Stormwater Infrastructure [...]

Fixing sewers and local economies

2017-05-23T14:12:47+00:00 April 4th, 2017|

Calls for new infrastructure investment typically focus on bridges and potholes. Rarely do politicians pay attention to water infrastructure, despite the clear economic benefits of doing so. Only when situations reach crisis proportions, like in Flint, MI, does the history of deferred water investment make headlines.

Guide Helps Unlock New Resources for Stormwater Management

2017-05-20T15:08:42+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|

On March 8, the New Jersey Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Permittee Network convened to share lessons and to brainstorm ideas for the future of stormwater management across the state. Held at the North Hudson Sewerage Authority, the meeting included a multimodal CSO+ workshop on “Unlocking Untapped Resources for Addressing CSOs” led by re:focus partners, as [...]