River Network envisions a powerful and inclusive movement that ensures abundant clean water for all people and nature to thrive. We believe joy and hope for our planet flows through our rivers.

📣  River Network is honored and pleased to announce that, after a meticulous national search, Raj Shukla will be joining the organization as its next President and CEO. His first day will be Tuesday, June 20, and he will be working primarily from his home office in Madison, Wisconsin.

Raj is an innovator and leader in the realms of river and drinking water protection and water justice whose environmental background spans grassroots advocacy, corporate engagement, and online technology.


Join our team! We’re looking for an experienced candidate to oversee our work to increase access to clean, safe, and affordable drinking water nationwide by growing the capacity and connectedness of our network to advance equitable drinking water policies. Our ideal candidate understands and has experience working with nonprofit organizations and with under-represented groups, particularly racially and ethnically diverse communities.

Apply for the Drinking Water Program Director position.

Meet Your Network

At River Network, we believe that equitable and enduring solutions start with community. Meet just some of the network members working to ensure abundant clean water for people and nature.

Enjoying Alabama's Sipsey Fork Wild & Scenic River; Mvskoke lands. Photo by Maggie Johnston, Wild Alabama, 2021 funding recipient.

River Network and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) are excited to announce the fifth year of funding for nonprofit and tribal organizations working on or planning for stewardship activities on USFS administered Wild & Scenic Rivers and surrounding lands. We are offering a new category of awards this year, to support relationship building between orgs led by and/or supporting communities who historically lack access to outdoor education, recreation, and stewardship opportunities and USFS offices.

Learn more and apply for WSR funding.


Water advocates have an opportunity to influence how new and recurring federal water infrastructure funds are distributed and to reform how State Revolving Fund (SRF) programs operate. This first of its kind, definitive toolkit supports advocates who are seeking to better understand the SRF process, and aims to build their capacity to influence, improve, and access the process of securing funding for communities who need it most and have historically not been able to access SRF dollars.

Read more.