The Southern California Coastal Water Research Project (SCCWRP) is an aquatic sciences research institute that works to improve management of aquatic systems in Southern California and beyond. Since its founding as an intergovernmental public agency in 1969, SCCWRP has been developing strategies, tools and technologies that the region’s water-quality management community relies on to more effectively protect and enhance the ecological health of Southern California’s coastal ocean and watersheds that drain to it. As an R&D agency, SCCWRP’s reputation is built on conducting research and translating this science into actionable guidance and recommendations that inform management decision-making and policy development.

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Mehinto, A.C., E. Darin, D.J. Greenstein, K. Wong. 2024. Screening for Emerging Contaminants in the Santa Ana Region. Technical Report 1358. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Hinds, J.B., T. Garg, S. Hutmacher, A. Nguyen, Z. Zheng, J.F. Griffith, J.A. Steele, A. Gonzalez Fernandez, K.C. Schiff. 2024. Assessing the defecation practices of unsheltered individuals and their contributions to microbial water quality in an arid, urban watershed. Science of the Total Environment

Rogers, J.D., F.D.L. Leusch, B. Chambers, K.D. Daniels, L.J. Everett, R. Judson, K. Maruya, A.C. Mehinto, P.A. Neale, K. Paul-Friedman, R. Thomas, S.A. Snyder, J. Harrill. 2024. High-Throughput Transcriptomics of Water Extracts Detects Reductions in Biological Activity with Water Treatment Processes. Environmental Science & Technology

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