Turn on a faucet – and forget about it. Too many people do. At Binghamton University, we’re aware that water is a precious resource. Our Center for Integrated Watershed Studies does just that by paying close attention to all of the factors that affect our watersheds – the regions through which streams and rivers flow.
Whether from a biological, geological, geographic, economic or societal standpoint, humans and the decisions they make have a profound impact on our watersheds. We bring together people from all these fields of study to help in watershed management.
Our Nature Preserve underscores the University’s commitment to preserving our watersheds and the environment. The 182-acre site includes a 20-acre wetland and provides incredible opportunities as a teaching lab to faculty, students and the community. Geologists and biologists conduct research on groundwater tables, amphibians and ecosystems – and that’s just a sampling of the work happening in the Nature Preserve.
So, promise to not leave your faucet running, and we’ll deal with the larger issues of protecting our water and the environment.
Last Updated: 10/17/12