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.

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The agenda, list of attendees and presentations now available here for the International Summit on Fish Farming in Land-based Closed-Containment Sept. 4-6, 2013 in Shepherdstown, WV. The fifth in the Aquaculture Innovation Workshop series attracted a global audience of 140 representing more than a dozen countries. 

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