FreshwaterInstitute

Aquaculture & Water Quality

By the Numbers:
In the next 40 years, humans will need to produce more food than they did in the previous 10,000 put together.

The U.S. now imports over 93% of its edible seafood supply.
The mission of The Conservation Fund has always included land and water conservation.  Through the Freshwater Institute program that water element sharpens to focus through science, technology and consultation.

By 2050 we are challenged to double the global food supply.  The Freshwater Institute specializes in the production technology and design of aquaculture systems; and in solutions to the water quality constraints and impacts presented by our farms and communities.  We share what we learn through science publication and targeted workshops.  We partner with clients to achieve the complementary goals of environmental sustainability, human health and economic vitality.


Featured Projects

Improving the Sustainability of Land-Based Closed-Containment Systems

Improving the Sustainability of Land-Based Closed-Containment Systems

Research at The Freshwater Institute focuses on developing and improving technologies to enhance the sustainability of the modern fish...
The Freshwater Institute Partners with Wegmans Food Markets

The Freshwater Institute Partners with Wegmans Food Markets

The Freshwater Institute, a program of The Conservation Fund, is one of the nation’s premier research and development facilities dedicated...
Woodchip Bioreactor Research and Consulting

Woodchip Bioreactor Research and Consulting

The Freshwater Institute Bioreactor Project At The Conservation Fund Freshwater Institute, we have invested significant effort into research on the...

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Assessing Green Infrastructure in West Virginia

Assessing Green Infrastructure in West Virginia

Jefferson County, West Virginia, confronts haphazard growth that disrupt normal ecosystem functions and community vitality. The continued protection of the...
Conservation Priority Mapping in West Virginia

Conservation Priority Mapping in West Virginia

West Virginia Conservation Action Plan The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) developed the WVCAP as a framework...
Denitrification

Denitrification

At The Conservation Fund Freshwater Institute, we have a major interest in denitrification technologies that reduce nitrate pollution in...
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