The Stanford Beach Water Quality Monitoring Project


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Volunteers from your community

are helping scientists study water quality on your local beach!

Researchers from Stanford University are studying water quality at California beaches and they are recruiting volunteers to help collect data this winter. The objectives for this research are to improve understanding—and eventually management—of coastal water quality.

Study Goal

To understand how runoff entering the ocean from coastal communities moves and mixes. This is important because it will help us improve how we manage runoff and coastal water quality, protect public health, and keep the environment healthy. But in order to gather the data we need to answer our questions, we need help! We are excited to be working with citizen scientists to collect the necessary water samples—we couldn't do it without you!

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The Stanford Beach Team

Ali is the project leader and a professor at Stanford University's Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering.

Dan is a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford and a lecturer in the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences.

Wiley is a water quality engineer and a PhD student. He works with Ali.

Study Info

The project is supported by the National Science Foundation's Early-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) Program.

This study and its procedures have been reviewed and approved by the Stanford University Institutional Review Board, which protects the rights and welfare of participants and ensures that research is conducted with the highest level of integrity.

If you are not satisfied with how this study is being conducted, or if you have any concerns, complaints, or general questions about the research or your rights as a participant, please contact the Stanford Institutional Review Board (IRB) to speak to someone independent of the research team at (650)-723-2480 or toll free at 1-866-680-2906. You can also write to the Stanford IRB, Stanford University, 3000 El Camino Real, Five Palo Alto Square, 4th Floor, Palo Alto, CA 94306.

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