Great Lakes Drinking Water Advocates Database

Welcome to River Network’s Great Lakes Drinking Water Advocates Database! This database features nonprofits and community organizations throughout the Great Lakes region working on drinking water issues. Search for advocates by state, issue expertise, programmatic focus, or contact name. We hope you will use this directory to make connections, build coalitions, and effectively partner with one another.

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If your organization is not yet included, please fill out this short survey to be added to the database and use it to update any information.

Join our Drinking Water Access Exchange to share resources and connect further with your peers.

Featured Organizations

Learn about these organizations’ successes in advancing clean drinking water for all through interviews with key staff.

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Listen to the May 2024 Meet Your Network interview with Chrystopher Garzón, Water Policy Analyst at Alliance for the Great Lakes or read the transcribed interview here.

It’s more than just policy research and analysis – it’s a lot of organizing. It’s a lot of relationship building and maintaining in order to move the needle.”

Explore the Database:

The database features organizations from each Great Lake state (and a few from Canada)- search by state tab below. Click on a contact name to view email address, and make sure to scroll to the right to view an organization’s programmatic focus, their issue areas of expertise, and their current campaigns/priorities related to drinking water. If your organization isn’t featured or if you want to update your information, fill out this form.