American Rivers produces reports, fact sheets, tip sheets and other types of publications to support researchers and practitioners in river conservation.

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Upper Flint River Resiliency Action Plan

Climate Change & Rivers, Most Endangered Rivers, Water Supply
American Rivers’ 2014 Upper Flint River Resiliency Action Plan aims to guide work by a variety of stakeholders to restore drought resilience to the upper Flint River system of west-central Georgia. It follows on discussions and efforts of the Upper Flint River Working Group and on the Running Dry... Read More

The Value Of Green Infrastructure

Climate Change & Rivers, Conserving Clean Water
Communities across the country are struggling to deal with the rising costs of controlling stormwater runoff and sewer overflows. Crumbling infrastructure and the expansion of hard surfaces such as pavement and roofs are sending polluted stormwater and sewage into surrounding waterways with increasing frequency. A changing climate defined by... Read More

Restoring Flows: Financing The Next Generation Of Water Systems – A Strategy For Coalition Building

Climate Change & Rivers, Conserving Clean Water, Water Supply
In this report, Ceres and American Rivers join forces to highlight a range of innovative approaches to creating sustainable financing for our communities’ water systems. The report discusses specific actions that environmentalists, economists, water utilities, water users, financial institutions, foundations, investors and labor groups to create opportunities can adopt... Read More

Natural Defenses: Safeguarding Communities From Floods

Climate Change & Rivers, Restoring Damaged Rivers
Increasing Flood Risk In A Changing Climate The impacts of our changing climate are becoming more apparent every day. In the first decade of the new millennium, extreme rainfall events, combined with changes in land use, have resulted in an increase in flood events and in an increase in... Read More

Money Pit: The High Cost And High Risk Of Water Supply Reservoirs In The Southeast

Conserving Clean Water, Water Supply
Securing reliable supplies of clean water for today and the future is a critical concern for communities across the country, and particularly in the Southeast, where communities are grappling with water scarcity issues more than ever before. This report documents the financial risks and water resource risks tied to... Read More

Hidden Reservoir: Why Water Efficiency Is The Best Solution For The Southeast

Climate Change & Rivers, Conserving Clean Water, Restoring Damaged Rivers, Water Supply
The Southeast United States faces unprecedented challenges to its water supply. Growing populations and the impacts of climate change are putting new strains on communities and their rivers. Our local leaders are facing the pressing question of how to ensure a clean, reliable water supply for current and future... Read More

Forests to Faucets

Conserving Clean Water, Water Supply
Forests and forested watersheds in the Southern Appalachian Mountains in the Southeastern U.S. are at serious risk due to development pressure from regional population growth, and as a result of land management practices. Compared to other regions around the country, the Southeast has some of the most vulnerable forests... Read More

Economic Value of Riparian Buffers

Conserving Clean Water
American Rivers With Economics Evaluation And Research Prepared By University Of Maryland Environmental Finance Center. American Rivers’ report, The Economic Value of Riparian Buffers presents research findings from the Environmental Finance Center at the University of Maryland to increase what is understood of economic values associated with the current... Read More

Drinking Water Infrastructure: Who Pays and How (And For What)

Conserving Clean Water, Water Supply
There is an increasingly urgent need for renewed investment in our communities’ water infrastructure. This need is driven by the unfortunate reality that for the many decades, funding to maintain water systems has fallen short of the cost of providing safe drinking water, sewage treatment and flood control. The... Read More