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Water quality is a missing puzzle piece to successful ocean conservation efforts, given its impacts on ocean health and public health. Roughly 80 percent of the world’s wastewater is discharged—untreated or only partially treated—into our lakes, rivers, streams, and the ocean.

The Water Quality Hub features resources to help the ocean conservation community make the important connections between water quality and the durability and success of many ocean conservation objectives—including fisheries health, the protection of marine habitats, coastal resilience, public health, and environmental justice. These resources are designed for new entrants and seasoned practitioners alike to better understand the vital connections between water quality and ocean health, promising solutions at hand, and opportunities for active engagement.

Explore ways to connect the dots between water quality and the success of ocean conservation initiatives.

Featured Articles

This section includes an orientation on the threat of impaired water quality, interviews with thought leaders, insights from leading research studies, and frameworks for action. We encourage new entrants and seasoned practitioners alike to learn more and explore emerging insights from the field.

Research Selections

Resource Library

Explore our curated collection of relevant published studies and reports on water quality and ocean health.

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