If we can have a smart grid for energy, why not a green grid for clean water? From ‘New York’s Green Grid’: “Planners wrangled natural streams into (eventually) rusty pipe systems. The city dredged so many swamps and poured so much as… Read more »
Katherine leads federal clean water policy work to reduce sewage spills and polluted stormwater runoff and to increase green infrastructure.
Katherine joined American Rivers in 2005. Prior to that she worked as a policy analyst for the legal think tank the Center for Progressive Reform, and as Director of Headwaters Conservation for the Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper in Georgia.
B.A. in Environmental Studies from Stanford University, M.S. in Conservation Ecology from the University of Georgia, and J.D. from the University of MarylandChattahoochee River
Blog Posts By This Author
For the last 10 years, Clean Water Act protections have been chipped away by confusing Court decisions and inefficient guidance that requires EPA staff to show over and over again what we know – that small streams are connected to big rivers! Tha… Read more »
Clean water is vital for public health. From the streams where we swim, the rivers where we fish and not to mention the water we drink. And yet, billions of gallons of raw and partially treated sewage flow into our streams, rivers and lakes every year…. Read more »
Floods, droughts, and now cholera? While we know that climate change will increase the frequency and severity of extreme weather, scientists report that this increase in extreme stormwater could “set the stage for a return of cholera to North Ame… Read more »
The clean water community lost a kind, innovative and dedicated colleague with the death of John Cromwell in December. I knew John for a relatively short time – we served together on an Aspen Institute panel on sustainable infrastructure over the… Read more »
One of the best things about winter is getting to curl up with a good book. So how about a good river read with your favorite kid… Here are some recommendations from some of our staff: For starters, there’s “Trout, Trout, Trout (a f… Read more »
Since 1970, when the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was created, we breathe cleaner air, drink safer water, and live in neighborhoods that are no longer contaminated by hazardous waste. Thanks to the passage of landmark laws like the Clean Air A… Read more »
High Demand for Innovative Water Infrastructure Investment: New Report Details Investment in Green Infrastructure and Water Efficiency
Since the stimulus bill passed almost two years ago, we’ve been closely watching spending of water infrastructure money, specifically the dedicated funding for green infrastructure, water and energy efficiency, and environmental innovation. Leadi… Read more »
Don’t you just hate it when… there’s raw sewage in your local rivers? Unfortunately, this is the case all too often with over 850 billion gallons of raw or partially treated sewage flowing into our streams, rivers and lakes every yea… Read more »
The “streamscape” of my childhood memories is one of fallen log bridges, hidden treasure, and secret trails. Although my local creek was hardly pristine, it was bordered by woods and filled with fish and tadpoles, a place where my friends a… Read more »