Dam Alternatives

What Are the Alternatives to Damming Rivers? The era of widespread construction of large dams for the most part ended in the 1960s and ‘70s.  Or so we thought.  Recently, numerous proposals for new dams have emerged, mostly in the name of improving water supplies strained by urban growth, a desire to irrigate more cropland,… 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 »

From Drought to Deluge: American Rivers responds to extreme Southeast weather

Atlanta – Floodwaters overwhelmed parts of the Southeast this week, killing eight people and destroying property throughout the region. The floods came as the region was getting over a historic two-year drought. American Rivers urged officials to act swiftly to help the flood victims and released a set of broad recommendations to help protect communities… Read more »

How Sustainable Water Strategies Prepare Communities for a Changing Climate

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 »

Paving Our Way to Water Shortages: How Sprawl Aggravates the Effects of Drought

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 »

Natural Security Report

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.

Water crisis featured on Daily Show with Jon Stewart

    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!  

Daily Show this Thurs: Can Jon Stewart make the water crisis funny?

        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 »