Bard Water Lab

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The Bard Water Lab,
located on Bard’s Annandale campus, is a student-run, community-centered laboratory devoted to bringing water science to water communities. We leverage the interdisciplinary platform of Bard’s unique Environmental and Urban Studies (EUS) Program to bring social and political issues together with scientific study to create effective solutions to complex environmental issues relating to water. We study water in all its phases—liquid, gaseous, and solid—as we expand watershed-level management thinking to include the concept of airsheds, which requires a better understanding of the interconnectedness of watersheds across the water landscape.

In December 2017, the Hudson River Watershed Alliance awarded Bard College a Watershed WaveMaker Award for its role in establishing the Saw Kill Watershed Community and the Bard Water Lab. This work is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Hudson River Foundation, the NYS Environmental Protection Fund (DEC HREP), the Bard College EUS Program, the Bard College Office of Sustainability, and the Red Hook Conservation Advisory Council.
 

Saw Kill 
 

Saw Kill  

The Saw Kill Watershed Community started its water-quality monitoring program in May 2016 and collects samples on a monthly basis from 14 sites along the Saw Kill. To learn more about the Saw Kill Watershed Community, visit their website

 


Roeliff Jansen Kill

Roeliff Jansen Kill

The Roe Jan Watershed Community started its water-quality monitoring program in May 2016 and collects samples from May through October on a monthly basis from 16 sites along the Roeliff Jansen Kill. To learn more about the Roe Jan Watershed Community, visit their website.