Media availability: Toledo drinking water solutions

August 5, 2014

In the wake of Toledo’s drinking water crisis, American Rivers announced that Katie Rousseau, Director of Clean Water Supply for the Great Lakes Region, is available for media interviews to discuss clean water supply solutions. American Rivers is a national non-profit river conservation organization working to protect healthy rivers, restore damaged rivers, and conserve clean water.

Based in Toledo, Katie Rousseau helps urban communities better manage polluted runoff to safeguard water quality in local streams and lakes.

See Katie’s bio and recent blog posts.

Katie can meet reporters at local rain gardens, which American Rivers has helped create to filter and absorb polluted runoff. Rain gardens provide an appealing visual for cameras, and provide a tangible example of how communities can take action to improve clean water supplies.

American Rivers plays a lead role in protecting clean water and rivers in the Great Lakes region. Our report “Catching the Rain” identified solutions for protecting clean water. We have leveraged our research into community based demonstration projects in Toledo, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Chicago and Milwaukee.

  • Read “Catching the Rain”