Sustainability @ New Jersey City University
Dr. Aaron Aska, Vice President and COO – Operations & Innovation


  • The Earth and Environmental Sciences (EES) department have conducted research projects related to urban sustainability, such as pollution of surface water, groundwater, and sediment in urban estuaries, as well as soil pollution in urban cities since 2015. Many of the students at NJCU majoring in Earth and Environmental Sciences actively participate in summer research and peer-reviewed journal publications related to urban sustainability issues.
  • Several undergraduate research projects on urban sustainability included the study of water and sediment pollution in the urban estuary of Hudson County. Pollution was the result of the discharge of treated wastewater from sewage treatment plants as well as combined sewer overflows (CSOs). New Jersey City University collaborates with Jersey City, as well as the local community, for better stormwater management.
  • Stormwater runoff is a major cause of water pollution in urban areas. Green infrastructure collects and manages stormwater runoff from streets, sidewalks, parking lots and rooftops and directs it to engineered systems to prevent stormwater runoff from entering the sewer systems. Green infrastructure includes rain gardens, bioswales, green roofs, and rain barrels.

The research information was provided by:

Dr. Hun Bok Jung
Professor in the Earth and Environmental Sciences department.



New Jersey City University is a current member of UArctic and joined in 2017. (Read more about NJCU and UArctic.)

For further Information, please contact Dr. John Donnellan (Chairperson of Department Management; Alternate Council Representative)