February 2, 2012 —
WEST TRENTON, N.J. (Feb. 1) - The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) is pleased to announce that it has recently updated its web site, www.drbc.net , with a new look and organizational layout.
“We are extremely excited about the new web site,” DRBC Executive Director Carol R. Collier said. “The commission’s old site housed copious amounts of information, but navigating it was sometimes a challenge. The goal of this redesign was to continue to be a great resource for the public, but with a fresh look and enhanced functionality,” she continued.
The upgrade was performed by the New Jersey Office of Information Technology’s (NJOIT) Creative Services Unit. DRBC’s web site continues to be hosted by New Jersey.
“The commission’s communications staff worked closely with DRBC colleagues and NJOIT partners, suggesting design concepts and creating the new site’s architecture, as well as organizing and adding content to the new site,” Collier said. “We want to thank the NJOIT staff working on this project for their expertise, hard work, and patience.”
Along with improved navigation within the site, the redesign also provides the commission with additional outreach capabilities to help the public stay connected with DRBC. Individuals may sign up to receive periodic electronic updates on a list of topics that can be expanded over time. The public also can subscribe to a Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feed to be directly notified when news releases and other timely items are posted on the web site. These new features will help streamline information dissemination, allowing for increased sharing of DRBC news, programs, and activities. Other communication tools will be explored in the coming months.
The DRBC is a federal/interstate government agency responsible for managing the water resources within the 13,539 square-mile Delaware River Basin. The five commission members are the governors of the basin states (Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania) and the commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' North Atlantic Division, who represents the federal government.