The Rahway River Watershed Storm water Management Conference holds their next meeting on September 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Millburn Library.
The conference, co-sponsored by the Mayors Council Rahway River Watershed Flood Control and the Rahway River Association (RRA), will include presentations on best practical storm water management practices, including some that are already being implemented in the watershed. Mayors, board members, planning and zoning board officials, engineers and other state and local officials have been invited along with the general public.
Mayor Sandra Haimoff hosts the meeting. In addition to the invited officials, experts at the conference will include Rutgers Associate Environmental Sciences Professor Dr.Chris Obropta, Executive Director of Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions Sandy Batty, Rutgers Cooperative Extension Environmental and Resource Management for Essex and Passaic Counties Dr. Amy Rowe, Rutgers Cooperative Extension Environmental and Resource Management for Union and Middlesex Counties Michele Bakacs,
Municipal Responsibilities Under New Jersey Stormwater Regulations- (ANJEC)
In a press statement former Cranford Mayor Dan Aschenbach stressed the importance of focusing on storm water management as a critical part of reducing storm water during peak storm conditions.
In addition, participants will discuss a regional plan for communities to implement, including working towards agreement requiring planning and zoning boards to be trained in storm water management and best storm water management practices. Participants will also explore ways of changing storm water management ordinances to reduce storm water runoff.