Memorandum of Understanding Aims to Improve Water Quality

Nov. 12, 2014

The New Jersey Institute, Drexel University and Rowan University sign MOU


The New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Drexel University and Rowan University will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that facilitates research collaborations among faculty and students at the three institutions aimed at improving water quality.

The demand for water quality protections has grown in urgency with increases in the population and in industrial and agricultural operations. The number of new contaminants entering the water supply has been steadily growing, posing ecological and health risks to waterways and to communities dependent on them. The need to devise holistic solutions to these challenges is well recognized at NJIT, Drexel and Rowan Universities. Shared goals include the organization of key presentations on water, the joint offering of short courses on water that draw on expertise at the three institutions, and the establishment of a portal to facilitate communication between the faculties of the three institutions. The MOU also addresses methods for spurring economic growth through collaboration with Industry and the development of a skilled workforce in water technologies.