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Unified Water Study

Launched by Save the Sound in 2017, the Unified Water Study: Long Island Sound Embayment Research (UWS) is a groundbreaking water quality monitoring protocol developed so groups around Long Island Sound can collect comparable data on the environmental health of our bays and harbors. Historically, the monitoring work is conducted by different groups with different monitoring approaches making it difficult to accurately compare water quality conditions in the Sound’s many inlets. By standardizing the protocol, the UWS will deliver more reliable data to further our understanding of the health of Sound which, in turn, will inform and support our actions to preserve and protect it.

Representatives of all of our UWS partners at the 2019 Unified Water Study Summit at Earth Place in Westport, CT

Find out more about the Unified Water Study

Volunteer for Water Quality Monitoring

Partner Groups

Ash Creek Conservation Association
Bronx River Alliance
Clean Up Sound and Harbors
Coalition to Save Hempstead Harbor
Connecticut River Conservancy
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County Marine Program
Derecktor Shipyards
Friends of the Bay
Friends of the Farm River Estuary
Group for the East End
Harbor Watch
Interstate Environmental Commission
Maritime Aquarium of Norwalk
New England Science & Sailing Foundation
River Advocates of South Central Connecticut
Salonga Wetland Advocates Network
Save the River — Save the Hills
Save the Sound
Setauket Harbor Task Force
Soundwaters
Town of Darien
Town of Fairfield — Conservation Dept.
Town of Stratford — Conservation Dept.