Public health is directly linked to clean watersheds and waterways. A majority of the world's people are dependent upon rivers, estuaries and their watersheds for survival, yet the supply and quality of these resources are vulnerable to complex human and natural impacts.

Clarkson University's Beacon Institute is working to gain a better understanding of how to protect rivers, estuaries and other important freshwater resources through collaboration, education and scientific research. As partnership is key to keeping pace with protecting rivers and estuaries locally and globally, the Institute welcomes your interest in new partnerships and projects.

The videos you see on this page highlight water-related research projects of Clarkson University and Beacon Institute. 

Emerging Contaminants

Invasive Species

Wetland Restoration