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 by July 10.

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.

Photo by Vanessa Velazquez.

On May 25, 2023, the US Supreme Court issued their ruling in the Sackett vs. EPA case. With this ruling, the Court has delivered a catastrophic blow to our ability to protect our waters from pollution and climate disasters, undoing protections that have safeguarded our communities and waters for over 50 years. The likely impact is that more than half of our nation’s remaining wetlands are now unprotected from destruction and pollution. 

Learn more, including what you can do.


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.