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Kathleen John-Ader, an assistant professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture was awarded the 2017 Award of Excellence from a national society for a project that analyzed the climate and topography of Norway.
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Landscape Architecture professor at Rutgers wins prestigious award

A Rutgers University assistant professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture was recently recognized with a 2017 Professional Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). When looking at climate and environmental issues, thoughts on what role landscape architecture might play are not at the forefront of most people’s thoughts.

This year, the local New Brunswick community celebrated World Water Day by testing the water from the Raritan River.
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Rutgers community recognizes World Water Monitoring Day for the 1st time ever

Last week, both Rutgers University and the City of New Brunswick joined the global community to contribute to the good health and sustainability of the Raritan River in observance of World Water Monitoring Day. On Monday, local- and school-age volunteers gathered to collaborate on a water monitoring expedition of the Raritan River. World Water Monitoring Day is an annual, global initiative urging communities around the world to test the quality of their waterways and encourage water protection. The event was organized by local nonprofit Lower Raritan Watershed Partnership (LRWP), along with Rutgers University’s Raritan Scholars and Rutgers' Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program members. This year is the first time that New Brunswick’s Raritan River participated in the initiative, joining a group of over 75,000 protected bodies of water and a cohort of over 100 other participating countries worldwide. “It’s sort of like a mini Earth Day almost, but just curated towards water,” said School of Environmental and Biological Sciences junior and Raritan Scholar Quentin Zorn. “It brings the community together and gets us all thinking about how humans, in general, can treat the environment better.”  The most important thing about volunteering, he said, is being able to join with others to discuss the effects humans have on the environment. The event took place at Boyd Park in New Brunswick and it featured art created by local artists from the litter found at previous cleanups held by the LRWP.

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