Welcome to the Bard Water Lab
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The Bard Water Lab, located on Bard’s Annandale campus, is a student-run, community-centered laboratory devoted to bringing water science to water communities. We leverage the interdisciplinary platform of Bard’s unique Environmental and Urban Studies Program to bring social and political issues together with scientific study to create effective solutions to complex environmental issues relating to water. We study water in all its phases, liquid, gaseous, and solid, as we expand watershed-level management thinking to include the concept of airsheds, which requires a better understanding of the interconnectedness of watersheds across the water landscape.
In December of 2017, the Hudson River Watershed Alliance awarded Bard College with the Watershed WaveMaker Award for its role in the start of the Saw Kill Watershed Community and the Bard Water Lab. View the Daily Freeman's article here.
This work is possible thanks to generous support from the Hudson River Foundation, the NYS Environmental Protection Fund (DEC HREP), the Bard College Environmental and Urban Studies Program, the Bard College Office of Sustainability, and the Red Hook Conservation Advisory Council.