Greening Water Infrastructure
21st century solutions to protect clean water, health, and public safety
Sewage overflows. Leaky pipes. Failing levees. Unsafe dams. America’s water infrastructure is woefully outdated, and communities across the country are feeling the impacts.
American Rivers is leading the effort to transform our nation’s water infrastructure – our drinking water, wastewater, stormwater systems, and our dams and levees – and bring it into the 21st century. We advocate for green infrastructure solutions — for example, restoring floodplains instead of building taller levees, and embracing water efficiency measures instead of building costly and destructive new water supply dams.
These green solutions can effectively meet multiple needs, at lower cost, and help communities and rivers be better prepared for the impacts of climate change.
- The Value of Green Infrastructure: A Guide to the Economic, Environmental, and Social Benefits
- Natural Security: How Sustainable Water Strategies are Preparing Communities for a Changing Climate
- Greening Water Infrastructure: Background
- Greening Water Infrastructure in Our Work
- Clean Water Infrastructure Funding
- Permitting Green Infrastructure