How Restoring Rivers can Make us More Resilient

Climate change will fundamentally impact our streams and rivers in ways that threaten species, ecosystems, and communities. In the Northwest region, we are already concerned that increased rain and flooding in the winter, coupled with decreasing summer streamflows and smaller mountain snowpacks, will significantly change our rivers’ systems in the coming years and decades.  That… Read more »

American Rivers and NHA Pleased to Host Workshop on Climate Change and Hydropower

Washington, DC — American Rivers and the National Hydropower Association (NHA) are pleased to host today’s joint workshop, “Climate Change and Hydropower Management: Is Existing Science Useful Yet?” The event features representatives from scientific organizations, conservation groups, industry, academics, and regulators.  Topics include: An Overview of Science and Regional Impacts Models and Approaches Using Climate Projections… Read more »

Senate EPW Committee Takes Important Step Towards Climate Legislation

Washington, DC –– The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee today approved the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act (S. 1733). The president of American Rivers, Rebecca Wodder, made the following statement: “The Senate took an important step today towards passing vital climate legislation that will strengthen the economy, protect communities, and secure clean… Read more »

Today, Act for the Climate

With the national spotlight focused on health care for much of the year, you’ll be forgiven if you’re not up to date on the latest global warming news in Congress. But after months of behind-the-scenes negotiations, momentum has been gathering in recent weeks. Now’s the time to start tuning in. On this International Day of… Read more »

Our Capitol Hill Briefing on Climate Change

It’s been a big week for American Rivers and our work to help communities prepare for the impacts of climate change. Last Thursday we released a new report, Natural Security: How Sustainable Water Strategies are Preparing Communities for a Changing Climate, which details solutions that have already been implemented across the country and are making… Read more »

American Rivers names GA’s Clayton County one of nation’s top ‘water wise’ communities

Washington, DC – American Rivers today named Clayton County, Georgia as one of the nation’s top “water wise” communities protecting clean water and public health with innovative green solutions. The county was chosen for its innovative water recycling system. The report, “Natural Security: how sustainable water strategies are preparing communities for a changing climate,” comes as… Read more »