Local Health Departments
Southern California Coastal Water Research Project (SCCWRP) conducts environmental research assessing the condition, and factors that affect the condition, of Southern California's coastal environment. SCCWRP develops solid scientific foundations for coastal environmental management in Southern California. SCCWRP was formed in 1969 to address the effects of discharges to the Southern California coastal environment. Since that time, the agency has become a recognized leader in coastal environmental research on the sources, fates and effects of contaminants. SCCWRP conducts studies in coastal watersheds, estuaries, wetlands, and marine waters with a focus on microbiology, water quality, fish, invertebrates, algae, ecological processes and seafood contamination.