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In the Land of Milk and Honey

Climate Change & Rivers, Discover Rivers, Most Endangered Rivers, Protecting Rivers, Restoring Damaged Rivers, Water Supply
Yuma, Arizona, is the land of plenty for nearly all the leafy vegetables you enjoy in the winter months. For the people who work the fields, the Colorado River represents not only their livelihood but a deep, spiritual connection as well.... Read More

Beware the Wet Year

Most Endangered Rivers, Protecting Rivers, Water Supply
Now is not the time to forgo smart water management – conservation and innovative sharing are the key to long-range sustainability.... Read More

America’s Most Endangered Rivers Coming April 11

Most Endangered Rivers
It is almost time for American Rivers and partners nationwide to announce America’s Most Endangered Rivers ® of 2017 on April 11. American Rivers releases the report every year to shine a spotlight on urgent threats facing rivers and clean water. Ten rivers in the following states will be... Read More

Stand Up for the Great Lakes

Climate Change & Rivers, Water Pollution, Water Supply
The President's budget zeroed out the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Funding must be restored to protect and restore the Great Lakes, which provides drinking water for 30 million people. The International Joint Commission is seeking comment on their progress on protecting the Great Lakes until April 15, 2017.... Read More

Make America Flood Again…and Again…and Again…

Climate Change & Rivers, Floods & Floodplains, Restoring Damaged Rivers
What is the new normal? Even if climate change weren’t a reality, rescinding actions which are aimed at making Americans safer is simply bad economic policy.... Read More

A Natural Solution to Infrastructure Challenges

Climate Change & Rivers, Conserving Clean Water, Floods & Floodplains, Protecting Rivers, Restoring Damaged Rivers, Stormwater and Sewage, Water Supply
It’s time to think beyond traditional projects like pipes and tunnels, and incorporate natural solutions into our water infrastructure.... Read More

Where do we Stand after 50 Days of the Trump Administration?

Conserving Clean Water, Protecting Rivers, Water Pollution, Water Supply
The first 50 days of the Trump administration are moving towards making our rivers dirtier, depriving Americans of clean, safe drinking water, and ignoring public health and the well being of future generations.... Read More