Natural Security: How Sustainable Water Strategies Prepare Communities for a Changing Climate Download the Full Report (PDF) Download the Executive Summary (PDF) Learn about the 8 Highlighted Communities Learn about the Model Resilient Community Read Additional Community Profiles International Case Studies Congressional Briefing on the Report Federal Policy Recommendations Overview of Climate Impacts TAKE ACTION: Help Communities Prepare for a Changing Climate Watch… Read more »
Read the full publication Executive Summary American Rivers and the Washington Environmental Council (WEC) have developed this Instream Flow Tool Kit to assist citizens working to restore and protect river and stream flows. In the most basic sense, “instream flow” refers to the amount of water preserved in a river or stream to protect resources… Read more »
Read the full report (PDF) Executive Summary Over this long, blistering summer, Americans from coast to coast have been suffering through one of the worst droughts in decades. Many blame erratic weather conditions for water shortages, while others point to population growth. But that’s not the whole story. Another major contributor to our water problems is… 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!
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 »
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 »
American Rivers calls for water management overhaul, supports disaster relief on eve of Secretary Salazar’s visit to Fresno
Nevada City – American Rivers today called for fundamental changes to the way water is managed in the Sacramento-San Joaquin river system to improve conditions for farms, fisheries and the environment, on the eve of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s visit to drought-stricken Fresno. The nation’s leading river conservation organization also pledged to support disaster-relief efforts to… Read more »
Climate impacts report underscores need to protect, restore Southeast rivers and embrace water efficiency
Washington, DC – A national scientific report released by the White House on how climate change will impact water resources and other aspects of society underscores the need to prepare Southeast communities by protecting and restoring rivers and embracing water efficiency solutions, American Rivers said today. The report, “Global Climate Change Impacts in the United… Read more »