Preparing for the Impacts of Climate Change

Water levels at a record low on the Colorado River at Hoover Dam | vnvlain

The impacts of climate change will hit rivers and river communities first and worst, in the form of increased droughts, floods, and waterborne diseases.

Along with decreasing global warming pollution, protecting and restoring rivers must be part of the solution. Healthy rivers boost community safety and security, building resilience against these impacts and helping communities thrive in the face of a changing climate.

American Rivers is shining a national spotlight on how global warming is threatening river health, clean water, and water supplies, and we are promoting 21st century green infrastructure solutions that protect communities and enhance health, safety and quality of life. 

American Rivers is also working at the local, state, and federal levels to implement policies that will prepare people, rivers, and wildlife for climate change.

Find out more about the impacts of climate change on rivers by downloading our latest research report, Weathering Change.