Beacon Institute

By April 9, 2014Links of Interest

Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries

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.

Beacon Institute implements its mission through a multi-disciplinary focus on science and technology, education and water policy. Teams of scientists and engineers, educators take an integrated, data-driven view of how communities and ecosystems interact to create new mechanisms through which humans can gain a more sophisticated understanding of rivers and estuaries for the benefit of public health, economic development, restoration of ecosystems and quality of life.