Washington, DC – American Rivers today named Grand Junction as one of the nation’s top “water wise” communities protecting clean water and public health with innovative green solutions. The city was chosen for its embrace of healthy rivers as social, economic and recreational amenities. The report, “Natural Security: how sustainable water strategies are preparing communities for… Read more »
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.
Arnold, MissouriResidents of Arnold, Missouri located south of Saint Louis, near the confluence received $2 million in disaster relief following the Great Flood of 1993. After that flood the town implemented a voluntary relocation plan that reduced federal assistance to less than $40,000 when floodwaters returned in 1995. Cedar Falls, IowaAfter floods caused six federally-declared… Read more »
American Rivers is partnering with the Alliance for Water Efficiency and the Environmental Law Institute on a one-year project exploring the links between water efficiency and instream flows in the Colorado River basin. The project, funded by the Walton Family Foundation, will assess the individual water laws of each basin state to determine promising ways… Read more »
(April 2008) Fifteen years ago, in November 1992, 1,700 of the world’s leading scientists, including the majority of Nobel laureates in the sciences, issued an ominous warning to the world: “No more than one or a fewdecades remain before the chance to avert the threats we now confront will be lost and the prospects for… Read more »
Download the Full Report (PDF) Download the Executive Summary (PDF) Clean water is essential to our health, our communities, and our lives. Yet our water infrastructure – drinking water, wastewater and stormwater systems, dams and levees – is seriously outdated. In addition, we have degraded much of our essential natural infrastructure – forests, streams, wetlands,… Read more »
Read the full report (PDF) Introduction Few human actions have more significant impacts on a river system than the presence of a dam. As a result, dams occupy a central role in the debate about protecting and restoring our river resources. Many of the major environmental campaigns in the United States, and around the world,… Read more »
Washington, DC — Eight months after American Rivers named the Cache la Poudre one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers™ for 2008, American Rivers is calling on the Army Corps of Engineers to reevaluate the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Northern Integrated Supply Project (NISP/Glade) and include a study of the “Healthy Rivers Alternative”… Read more »