While most people ignore the tiny stream under the bridge they’re driving across, river scientists and road managers think a lot about these structures. When we are working to restore our rivers we are always talking about bringing together partners and increasingly those partnerships are broadening, particularly when we think about the nexus of roads and rivers.
In this report, Ceres and American Rivers join forces to highlight a range of innovative approaches to creating sustainable financing for our communities’ water systems. The report discusses specific actions that environmentalists, economists, water utilities, water users, financial institutions, foundations, investors and labor groups to create opportunities can adopt to improve predictable, secure revenue streams,… Read more »
Fishing the Upper Colorado | Sinjin Eberle In a recent 5280 magazine article, Kate Siber asked, “Can a Water Plan Actually Work”? At times she came close, but never really answered her own question. The answer is a solid “it all depends”. The Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) Director James Ecklund and his staff have put… Read more »
Today’s post is a guest blog by Craig Colten. Craig is professor of geography at LSU, Director of Human Dimensions at the Water Institute of the Gulf, and author of Southern Waters: The Limits to Abundance. I was driving across eastern Virginia toward the Dismal Swamp a couple of years ago, and I spotted yet… Read more »
Alexander Okonta with his sign after the installation | Karen Okonta & Clay Symington An important aspect of implementing green infrastructure in a community is education. The community needs to understand what it is, why it’s important, and what they can do themselves on a small residential scale to contribute to making green infrastructure a… Read more »
Cooper River | Michael Garrity A hot, dry summer and lack of winter snowpack are causing severe hardship for the Yakima River basin’s fish and farmers this year, but the basin’s long-term outlook just got a lot brighter. First, on the final day of June the Washington State Legislature agreed to allocate $30 million in… Read more »
From every corner of the state, people came together to hammer out goals and ideals, prioritize needs and wants, and think deeply about how we move together towards a collaborative vision of water in Colorado.
Whiskey is for drinking, water is for…cooperating? It doesn’t quite have the same ring as the famous phrase “whiskey is for drinking, water is for fighting,” often attributed to but likely never uttered by Mark Twain. But the sentiment animates American Rivers’ Most Endangered Rivers List of 2016. The #1 river on the list, the… Read more »
(Washington) — The final federal Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the Black Rock dam proposal was released today by the U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation. According to the EIS, none of the alternatives evaluated for the Storage Study proved economically justifiable based on the costs and benefits measured. The cost of the… Read more »
Columbia, SC – A hearing will be held tomorrow to address the concerns of American Rivers and the Coastal Conservation League over a recent water quality permit issued by the South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC). The groups said last month that DHEC isn’t doing enough to protect the health of the… Read more »