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Water Quality in the Raritan River Basin

Every Drop Counts: Locally Driven Policies to Help Improve Water Quality in the Raritan River Basin

Edward Amador, Michael Freed, Christopher Gough, Zoe Linder-Baptie, Alexa Schatzmann, and Sarah Watson

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This report was commissioned by the Sustainable Raritan River Initiative to identify locally driven policies that can be implemented at the municipal level to improve water quality in the Raritan River Basin. The Sustainable Raritan River Initiative is a joint program of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and the School of Environmental and Biological Science at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. The Initiative “works with various stakeholders around the Raritan River Basin to balance social, economic and environmental objectives towards the common goal of restoring the Raritan River, its tributaries and its estuary for current and future generations,” according to its mission statement. The purpose of this document is to build on the work that has already been done to restore and protect the Raritan River Basin, particularly through assessing policy options for improving water quality.