River Network envisions a future of clean and ample water for people and nature, where local caretakers are well-equipped, effective, and courageous champions for our rivers.


River Network is exploring climate resiliency strategies and equitable engagement of communities in climate resilience work. As part of this work, we’re thrilled to release a new Leadership Development toolkit, an essential tool for addressing the diverse risks posed by climate change. Through this toolkit, we hope to build the capacity of organizations to serve as catalysts in supporting members of their communities stepping into leadership roles, as well as engaging them meaningfully in defining the scope of local climate change risks and impacts, and formulating and implementing equitable solutions alongside key partners.

Download the toolkit.

Meet Your Network

Meet the heroes safeguarding water for our families and communities. We invite you to get to know some outstanding water champions taking action for clean water and healthy rivers from coast to coast. Get to know our network.


River Network stands in solidarity with the Black community and believes all people have a right to clean and safe water, and the right to feel safe everywhere. We are committed to inclusion as one of our core values and to promoting a sense of belonging for all, regardless of race. We encourage you join us in learning to recognize and to challenge the ways in which racism, inequality, and privilege intersect with our work in conservation and commit to sharing resources that help us all be catalysts and partners in building a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive movement for our nation’s waters.

Click here for a living, evolving library of EDI resources.

Map: Who Protects Water?

River Network’s searchable water protectors map helps communities and local water supporters connect. Search it, link to it, share it, and embed it on any website! (If your water organization is not already on the map, sign up for a free River Network membership to be included.)