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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.

Upcoming Course

Early registration is open! Water Recirculation Aquaculture Systems presented by Freshwater Institute staff will cover the fundamentals of design and management of water recirculation aquaculture systems. The course will be offered in Shepherdstown, WV 17-20 Nov 2014.

Click here for the course agenda, registration and logistics information..

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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

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