Faculty Advisor

Bergendahl, John Andrew

Faculty Advisor

Peet, R. Creighton


The Blackstone River watershed is being contaminated by point and nonpoint source pollution. The goal of this project was to provide recommendations that organizations can use to improve upon current efforts to fully sustain a healthy Blackstone River Watershed. Through archival research, interviews, and case studies, we identified challenges in current watershed management. Based on our findings, we recommended policy changes, a redirection of funding, pooled resources for larger scale watershed education, and expanded watershed activities for the public.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2011

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

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