Read the full report Introduction Decades of rapid development and suburban sprawl throughout Maryland have burdened the state’s rivers, lakes and coastal waters with increasing amounts of polluted stormwater runoff. In 2007, the state took a major step towards reversing this growing threat by passing a law requiring the use of Environmental Site Design (ESD)… Read more »
A 140 year old cast-iron water main broke today in Lower Manhattan, flooding buildings, up to four feet deep in some places. We’ve seen a number of water main breaks in the last several months (Washington, DC…Baltimore). There’s a trend here: our nation’s water infrastructure– our pipes, wastewater and drinking water systems, dams, and levees… Read more »
Over the course of the last year I had the opportunity to participate in the Aspen Institute’s Dialogue on Sustainable Water Infrastructure. Participants included representatives from public and private utilities, consulting firms, academia, government and the nonprofit sector. The final report “Sustainable Water Systems: Step One – Redefining the Nation’s Infrastructure Challenge” includes a number… Read more »
Because of a recent Supreme Court case, Coeur Alaska Inc. v. Southeast Alaska Conservation Council, a mining company will be allowed to dump toxic mining waste into a pristine Alaskan lake, killing all aquatic life. The Court relied on a Bush administration rule that says that “filling” a waterbody with waste and contaminated materials –… Read more »
Katherine Baer from American Rivers will participate in a Roundtable event today on the report at 12 noon. Visit http://www.aspeninstitute.org/events/2009/07/29/aspen-dialogue-sustainable-water-infrastructure-us for information on the event. Washington, D.C. – The nation’s clean water and public health and safety would be much better off with a water infrastructure system that incorporates green solutions, according to a new report… Read more »
Narrated by Tom Brokaw and produced by The History Channel, this video highlights American Rivers history, successes and goals.
In our new report, Natural Security: How Sustainable Water Strategies are Preparing Communities for a Changing Climate, we name eight of the nation’s top cities that are using green solutions to prepare for the droughts and floods that are coming with climate change.
American Rivers science advisor Robert Glennon talks with The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart about the nation’s growing water crisis and his new book “Unquenchable“ Watch the entire show!
Washington, DC — American Rivers today applauded Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) for introducing legislation that establishes a Water Trust Fund to invest in fixing the nation’s outdated drinking water and sewage treatment systems. The bipartisan legislation, the Water Protection and Reinvestment Act (H.R. 3202), establishes a $10 billion annual fund for repairing America’s aging pipes… Read more »
Tune in to The Daily Show this Thursday, July 16 to watch American Rivers science advisor Robert Glennon discuss America’s growing water crisis and his new book, Unquenchable. From Island Press: Robert Glennon captures the irony—and tragedy—of America’s water crisis in a book that is both frightening and wickedly comical…. Read more »