Bloustein students outline flood mitigation plan for Milltown, Lawrence Brook Watershed

December 13, 2012

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MILLTOWN — The Borough Council was offered an extensive, in-depth flood mitigation plan at its Dec. 10 meeting. The presentation was not offered by an engineering firm, but by 12 graduate students from Rutgers University’s Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, who had worked on this plan since September. The presentation covered flood plain management, stormwater management, transportation, economic development and funding.

Judy Shaw, a senior research specialist with the Bloustein School and director of the Sustainable Raritan River Initiative, said she began discussions regarding the borough’s flood problems with Mayor Eric Steeber after Tropical Storm Irene.

“I had the pleasure of working with Mayor Steeber and we had some long conversations about the shifts that are going on in the field of engineering and planning about how we’re trying to use mitigation as a strategy to reduce the risk in communities such as Milltown,” Shaw said. “So we offered to do a studio for Milltown.”

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