Rutgers Raritan River Consortium is a collaborative effort of the schools and departments on the university’s New Brunswick-Piscataway campus. The Consortium recognizes the critical value of the Raritan and its environs to the social, economic and ecological integrity of the region that Rutgers calls home. The Consortium is comprised of multiple schools, programs and departments of Rutgers University that have joined together to apply university-based educational programming and research to advance improvements in planning, policy and decision-making for a more sustainable Raritan.
- To utilize Rutgers’ proximity to the Raritan and its environs to inform university-based education, research and scholarship; and
- To apply Rutgers’ research, programming and resources through its stewardship, educational programs, technical assistance, research and assimilation of data, and collaboration with other Raritan partners to advance improvements in regional planning, policy and decision-making that positively affects the Raritan region and resources
The Consortium is organized as a “virtual” network throughout the university and is guided by a university-based steering committee and further advised by external partners and Raritan stakeholders.
By facilitating collaboration among Rutgers faculty, staff and students and engaging the greater Raritan community of businesses, municipalities, NGOs and other Raritan stakeholders, the Rutgers Raritan River Consortium will bring the university’s resources to bear to address concerns for the Raritan.
Read an expanded description of the Consortium here, and also visit the Rutgers Collaborative for Raritan Education and Observation to learn about this intra-university effort to enhance Raritan-based educational programming and research for faculty and students through access to a new laboratory vessel, interdisciplinary classes and projects, and shared data.