Freshwater Institute logoFrom our campus in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, we combine applied research, engineering and economic development skills to show how freshwater resources achieve economic and environmental goals.

We work with government, industry, nonprofits and individuals to shape sustainable, environmentally responsible solutions to water resource management. Our team is known for academic productivity, professional leadership and consulting creativity.

The Freshwater Institute is an internationally recognized program of The Conservation Fund. For more than two decades, we have been one of the nation’s premier research and development facilities dedicated to sustainable water use and reuse.

Workshop News

#AIW6 was convened in Vancouver, BC October 27-28, 2014 with partners Tides Canada and the Atlantic Salmon Federation. Get the program and all the workshop presentations.

And save the date for our next Aquaculture Innovation Workshop to be held in Shepherdstown, WV  14-16 October 2015.

Best Choice

Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch program has top-ranked Atlantic salmon farmed in land-based closed containment RAS as Best Choice.

Read the Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS) Farmed Atlantic Salmon Seafood Watch Report

Read our media statement.

Learn More

Hear what leading aquaculture scientists and experts are saying about the Institute