The Senate just introduced their version of the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds (SRF) that provides funding for water infrastructure throughout the country. The bill is good in that it provides much needed money for our crumbling w… 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
I got to see a sneak preview of the PBS upcoming Frontline Documentary Poisoned Waters last week – the show airs this week and highlights some of the major threats to clean water and the Clean Water Act, looking especially at the Chesapeake Bay a… Read more »
Good thing that rivers don’t have to lose weight or else this would be pretty boring… In 2009, our rivers will face the same things we all will – a changing climate and a major economic recession, both of which will cause profound so… Read more »
Clearly, the first purpose of the stimulus package is to kick the economy back into gear. But as David Brooks points out in the New York Times, there is a cost to spending as quickly as possible: In a stimulus plan, the first job is to get money out t… Read more »
For clean water, I’m proud to be a Marylander, or is that a terrapin, or – well you get it. Back in 2007, Maryland passed the Environmental Site Design law, a proactive and innovative approach to controlling polluted stormwater runoff. The… Read more »
It was great to attend the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Hearing today because the Committee got a lot done in a short time. My personal favorite?? The Sewage Overflow Right to Know Act, which passed out of Committee unanimously, led by… Read more »
As I waded in Maryland’s South River with my dogs this weekend, I was once again glad to live in a state where sewage spills are required to be reported to the public. I don’t have to worry that my pups and I are swimming in sewage. If you… Read more »
We just released American Rivers eight point flood response agenda as recovery from the devastating midwest floods begins. As my colleague Will Hewes reports, sewage treatment is yet another flooding casualty: The flood waters that devastated the Midwe… Read more »
Have you heard a lot about unsafe tomatoes lately? I have – when I bought a sandwich the other day the cashier made sure to tell me that they were not serving any tomatoes. We’ve heard about it because the FDA and CDC have a system in place… Read more »
We’ve had some mighty storms in the DC area recently. Trees down, flooding, sewer overflows, power outages and the like. In developed areas, when it rains we usually lose most of our water as it is directed to storm drains and sent directly to ou… Read more »