Newark DIG: Doing Infrastructure Green

Citizens, Nonprofits Collaborate on Storm Water Management

To address the issue of potential flooding in Newark during heavy rains, a newly released video captures the efforts of a coalition of 14 civic, academic, and service organizations to educate the city’s residents on ways to better manage storm water runoff. The video, Newark DIG: Doing Infrastructure Green, interviews City of Newark Director of Water and Sewer Utilities Andrea Hall Adebowale, Newark’s Chief Sustainability Officer Nathaly Agosto Filiόn, and other Newark DIG representatives to learn about Newark’s sustainable approach to improving the quality of water for its citizens and diminishing the threat of flooding. Funded by a grant from the Victoria Foundation, the video is produced and directed by Scott Morris, who recently completed the one-hour documentary, Saving the Great Swamp: Battle to Defeat the Jetport, which was broadcast on PBS.

The video is 4:40 minutes.

Appearing in the video are:
Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka
Nathaly Agosto Filiόn, Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Newark
Andrea Hall Adebowale, Director of the Department of Water and Sewer Utilities, City of Newark
Jeanette Mitchell, Climate Organizer, Clean Water Action
Christopher Watson, Environmental Commissioner, City of Newark
Dan De Nose, Principal and Chief Executive Officer, D.M. De Nose

Video credits:
Producer/Director -- Scott Morris
Video Editor -- Sonia Schnee
Cinematographer -- Roger Grange
Sound Recording -- J.C. Schlageter
Executive Producer -- Susan Haig