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Improving Water and Sediment Quality

The Hudson River Foundation works to improve water and sediment quality, and advance progress toward fishable and swimmable waterways. The Foundation funds research to understand the mechanics of sediment transport and chemical effects of contaminants. The New York - New Jersey Harbor & Estuary Program brings together key agencies, utilities, environmental organizations and other stakeholders to document water quality status and trends to advance pollution reduction efforts across the bi-state waters of the estuary. Together, the information gathered can be used to help guide decisions on restoration and public access projects.

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Water Quality Work Group

The Water Quality Work Group helps facilitate communication and among parties working towards achieving the Clean Water Act’s goal of fishable/swimmable waters.

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Restoration Work Group

The Restoration Work Group develops and steers the habitat actions in HEP’s Action Agenda and recommends habitat restoration and research projects for by HEP and others.

Climate Change and the Sensitivity of the Estuary to Nutrient Pollution

Robert Howarth, Dept. of Ecology and Environmental Biology, Cornell University

Linking Sediment Transport in the Hudson from the Tidal River to the Estuary

David Ralston, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution