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Detroit, MI, May 20-24, 2018

Award nominations due March 15th!

The Society's journal Freshwater Science is published quarterly. See the current issue and featured article (free). 

Our Mission

The Society for Freshwater Science (SFS) is an international organization whose members study freshwater organisms, biotic communities, physical processes that affect ecosystem function, linkages between freshwater ecosystems and surrounding landscapes, habitat and water quality assessment, conservation and restoration.

SFS fosters the exchange of scientific information among its membership, and with other professional societies, resource managers, policymakers, educators, and the public.

SFS advocates for the use of best-available science in policymaking and management of freshwater ecosystems. 

Become a Member

Membership in SFS provides numerous benefits. Learn more about how membership can benefit you, how the Society benefits everyone, and consider joining or donating today.

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