The Science of Sustainability

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Surface Water

Of all the water on the water planet, only .01% flows fresh on the surface. How should we manage the resource that quenches the thirst of trees, grasses, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, and 7 billion people?

The System of Surface Water

The System of Surface Water

Explore the ribbons of rivers that crisscross the U.S. and deliver drinking water to more than 117 million people every day.

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Navigate a Watershed

Navigate a Watershed

Learn how the physical, chemical, and biological systems within watersheds work together to create a continuum of resilient interconnected ecosystems.

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Follow That Nutrient

Follow That Nutrient

Find out how watersheds spiral nutrients in and out of the river basin, feeding a vast food web in the process.

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A Watershed Moment

A Watershed Moment

Watch as a university rises to the challenge of caring for the water that cycles through campus.

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