The New Jersey Center for Water Science and Technology (NJCWST) is dedicated to the study of water quality, pollution and technological solutions. Our dedicated team researches, monitors, and aids in the management of lakes, rivers, reservoirs, and other waterbodies throughout the state of New Jersey. We provide technical assistance to conservation groups, water managers, and municipalities in a continuous effort to keep our water safe for drinking and recreation, to ensure that our seafood is safe for human consumption, and to preserve native ecosystems and precious water resources. The NJCWST also enriches public outreach through environmental education sponsorships for K-12 students, as well as the general public.
NJCWST houses a New Jersey State certified water analysis laboratory (#07105). We offer analysis of water quality parameters in potable and recreational waters including phytoplankton identification and enumeration, cyanotoxins, fecal indicator bacteria, macroinvertebrate identification, water and sediment nutrients and microbial source tracking. Our laboratory has worked with federal, state and local government agencies, drinking water purveyors, consulting firms, conservation groups, homeowners and university scientists.
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- Data Dashboard Created for Water Quality Testing Program ResultsPartners of the Traveling HAB Lab have been busy this summer monitoring water quality and harmful algal blooms across the state of New JerseyMonday September 11, 2023
- Citizen Science Program Kicks OffThe NJCWST’s newest program held recent activities which engage local communities to protect New Jersey’s water resourcesMonday May 1, 2023
- Assistant Director leads presentation on NAACC assessment resultsThe North Atlantic Aquatic Connectivity Collaborative (NAACC) focused on improving passages of aquatic and terrestrial habitats from Maine to West Virginia.Tuesday September 27, 2022
- Water quality at N.J. beaches has been remarkably good this year, data showsInstitute Director Dr. Meiyin Wu provides insight into the effects of the dry summer we've hadFriday September 2, 2022