Seventh Annual Watershed Conference — February 23, 2024

February 23, 2024 In A Hybrid Format

The Watershed Conference is an annual educational and networking event on topics related to watershed health in New Jersey. In February 2023, we welcomed hundreds of attendees for a conference about stormwater and New Jersey’s new MS4 requirements. Our audience included state, municipal, and county officials and staff, nonprofit organizations, environmental professionals, and the general public.

The Watershed Conference will offer sessions that will increase knowledge and skills, encourage discussions between stakeholders, and foster collaboration on specific issues and potential solutions.

Register today for our 7th Annual Watershed Conference. Our theme this year is regional/watershed planning, a collaborative strategy to address the impacts of climate change and to restore clean and healthy habitats. To address complex issues, we must work together to manage watersheds in a way best suited to their natural geography, beyond political boundaries.

If you have any questions or concerns about this event, please reach out to the conference organizer, Pri Oliveira at [email protected].

Register Today!

All registrants will receive a link to the Zoom Events portal when it is ready. The portal will provide virtual access to the conference, virtual exhibits, virtual networking with other attendees, and the session agenda.

Conference Topics

Topics will include a wide range of important policy, science, and education approaches to regional issues. Some of the confirmed organizations and speakers will be:

Professional CEUs

The Watershed Institute is a certified course provider for Continuing Legal Education credits (CLEs) and Professional Engineer credits (PEs). We will be offering NJ CEUs for attorneys, professional engineers, planners, and certified floodplain managers for applicable sessions. These sessions will be identified when the agenda for the conference is completed.

CEUs are an additional option during registration. Please note that there is an extra $30 charge for CEUs.

Sponsor the Watershed Conference

Your sponsorship supports our mission to keep water clean, safe, and healthy.

This is a great opportunity to get your name out in front of hundreds of attendees including municipal leaders, engineers, watershed advocates, businesses, and community members who will need to work together across municipal boundaries to solve New Jersey’s environmental problems. Your sponsorship will help defray conference expenses and allow us to keep registration fees low. It will also provide scholarships for students and others requiring financial aid. A table will be reserved for all sponsors who support the conference at the $1,000 level or above.

To become a sponsor, please reach out to Pri Oliveira, The Watershed Institute’s Outreach Specialist, at [email protected] with the subject line: [Watershed Conference Sponsor]. You can also call 609-737-3735 ext. 27 with any questions.

Learn more about the different sponsor levels

Sponsorship Form

Financial Aid

One of the goals of The Watershed Institute is to be inclusive and equitable for those who want to learn about what they can do to help improve health, access, stewardship, and restoration of waterways in New Jersey. Financial aid supports students, partners, professionals, and engaged community members who may not have access to funding or may have to take a day off from work or school to attend the conference.

Financial Aid is available at a first come – first serve basis. Those selected will be contacted by Pri Oliveira who will provide a discount code to use during registration.

Fill out the Financial Aid form here

Register by Purchase Order

Many municipalities’ staff register for our events using purchase orders. Here are some simple instructions on how to register by purchase order.

  1. Send Pri a scanned copy of the purchase order. Please make sure to add the names of all prospective registrants, their job titles, and their emails
  2. Use the ‘pay later’ option at checkout to bypass payment at registration. Once the PO is processed and we receive a check, the balance will be adjusted.
  3. Pri will send you a signed copy of the purchase order back.

Calendar Invite

Download a calendar invite for the 7th Annual Watershed Conference and upload it on to your calendar.



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