Reliable Supplies of Clean Water for Communities

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We all need clean water.

There’s no substitute. But our nation’s finite water supplies are under increasing stress from the needs of our growing population, development, energy production, irrigated agriculture, and the challenges brought by climate change.

As the source of water for many of our communities, rivers flow right through the center of the water supply issue. American Rivers is working to secure reliable and predictable clean water supplies for communities and the rivers on which they depend.

We advocate at the national, state and local levels for water efficiency and low impact supply solutions that provide cheaper, faster, and more reliable water than costly and harmful new dams and other short-sighted water storage projects. And we work to protect the water flowing in rivers, so that it can continue to nourish our communities for years to come.