Kenneth H. Klipstein

Director, Watershed Protection Programs

Telephone: 908-730-0270 ext. 222


Ken Klipstein is Director of Watershed Protection Programs for the New Jersey Water Supply Authority, having managed that program since March 2008. He manages the Authority's activities in source water and watershed protection in the Raritan River Basin and Manasquan River watershed, and also represents the Authority on various watershed and statewide public advisory committees. He holds a B.S. in Environmental Planning from Cook College, Rutgers University, and an A.A.S. in Civil Technology from the University of New Hampshire.

Prior to joining the Authority, Ken worked for 20 years at the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), where he most recently served as Bureau Chief for Watershed Planning in the Division of Watershed Management. In that position, Ken was responsible for overseeing the Departments watershed restoration and protection functions including administering the Federal Clean Water Act Section(s) 319(h) and 604(b) Grant Programs. Earlier in his career at NJDEP, Mr. Klipstein served as Assistant to the NJDEP Commissioner and Bureau Chief for Planning & Systems in the Site Remediation Program. Mr. Klipstein has served on many municipal boards in his home town of Tewksbury Township, including the Planning Board, Board of Health, Parks & Recreation Committee and Environmental Commission. He was also a commissioner on both the Lake Hopatcong Commission and the Greenwood Lake Commission for more than 7 years. He currently serves on the boards of the New Jersey Conservation Foundation, the Tewksbury Land Trust and the New Jersey Highlands Development Credit Bank.