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New Jersey Center for Water Science and Technology

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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Dr. Meiyin Wu
Director, New Jersey Center for Water Science and Technology
Montclair State University
Center for Environmental and Life Sciences 100
Montclair, NJ 07043 USA