Resource Library

Welcome to the River Network Resource Library!

Search through hundreds of publications, recorded webinars, newsletters, tools, and templates to support your water work. Explore by a specific program (our priority areas) or resource type. Not sure what program or type to use? Just enter what you’re looking for into the search bar: “strategic planning,” “State Revolving Fund,” “data collection.” The resources included here are intended to help you advance your work and spark innovation and new ideas.

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  • Water & Equity Mapping Tools

    Program: Resilient Cities & Communities, Water Law & Policy, Water Science
    Resource Type: Tools and Templates

    We depend on accurate and pertinent information to address environmental pollution and issues of environmental justice to improve both public health and the health of our waterways. Data helps answer questions like: Does your community suffer from chro… View Resource

  • Farm Bill Conservation Programs

    Program: Healthy Rivers in Agricultural Landscapes, Water Law & Policy
    Resource Type: Tools and Templates

    A very brief Farm Bill history 1933: the first Farm Bill passed as part of the New Deal. 1985: Title II, which includes all conservation programs, was added. Reauthorization occurs every five years. The next Farm Bill will take shape in 2023. Conservat… View Resource

  • Multi-Stakeholder Collaboratives – Better Practices for Facilitation and Coordination

    Program: Strong Organizations & Leaders
    Resource Type: Webinar

    Leading and coordinating a multi-stakeholder collaboration takes special focus and skill. Join us for two highly interactive, 90-minute trainings led by Institute for Conservation Leadership (ICL) focused on facilitating productive virtual meetings, ma… View Resource

  • Trash to Action: Using Trash Data to Take Informed Action for Your Waterways

    Program: Resilient Cities & Communities, Water Science
    Resource Type: Webinar

    Trash is one of the most visible and abundant forms of pollution that our waterways and communities face today. Trash is a water quality issue, yet it is rarely treated as such. Who wants to swim, paddle, fish, or live near a waterway lined with trash?… View Resource

  • The Fundamentals of SRF Administration & Influencing Equitable Infrastructure in Your Community

    Program: Drinking Water
    Resource Type: Webinar

    The Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds (SRFs) form the largest source of federal funding for water infrastructure, and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act allocated historic levels to both SRFs. Watch our 3-part training series… View Resource

  • Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Resources

    Program: Drinking Water, Water Law & Policy
    Resource Type: Tools and Templates, Webinar

    View the Peer Call “What’s in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act for Water” Part 1 here: Slides: What’s in the Bills? IIJA + Build Back Better Act – Julian Gonzalez, EarthJustice Infrastructure Implementation- Becky Hammer, NRDC Natural Flood M… View Resource

  • State Revolving Funds Resources

    Program: Drinking Water, Resilient Cities & Communities, Water Law & Policy
    Resource Type: Tools and Templates

    To join the SRF State Advocacy Forum, reach out to Sheyda Esnaashari, Drinking Water Program Director, at sesnaashari@rivernetwork.org The Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds (SRFs) form the largest source of federal funding for water… View Resource

  • SCW Virtual Workshop Series: Diversion Assessments

    Program: Healthy Rivers in Agricultural Landscapes
    Resource Type: Webinar

    Participants explored the reasons diversion assessments are important to the SMP/IWMP process. SMP leaders from the Yampa and Mancos Rivers presented their varying approaches to diversion assessments. Phil Brink and Nicole Seltzer’s slides Gretchen Ran… View Resource

  • Stream Management Plans in Colorado: Progress at Five Years

    Program: Healthy Rivers in Agricultural Landscapes
    Resource Type: Publications, Reports

    Stream Management Plans (SMPs) are a priority in Colorado’s 2015 Water Plan, which calls for 80% of locally-prioritized streams to have a SMP by 2030. In 2021, River Network and the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) compiled the accomplishments… View Resource

  • Building Blocks of Trust: Creating Authentic and Equitable Relationships Between Community Organizations and Water Utilities

    Program: Drinking Water
    Resource Type: Publications, Reports

    Want to know how to build strong relationships with your local water utility for clean and safe water? Learn from successful partnerships around the country in our report with WaterNow Alliance, Building Blocks of Trust: Creating Authentic and Equitabl… View Resource

  • Essential Learning Series: Effective Organizations

    Program: Strong Organizations & Leaders
    Resource Type: Webinar

    Start a new chapter for your organization by going back to the basics. River Network is excited to make available our acclaimed training series: A Recipe for Effective River and Watershed Organizations. The series is designed to help executive director… View Resource

  • Strategic Planning in 15 Minutes or Less

    Program: Strong Organizations & Leaders
    Resource Type: Webinar

    River Network staff will guide you through some key aspects of strategic planning in this four-part series. Short and impactful, with each episode under 15 minutes to easily fit into your schedule, we’ll review what’s included in a strategic plan proce… View Resource

  • Fostering Community Leadership: Hear from the Network

    Program: Resilient Cities & Communities, Strong Organizations & Leaders
    Resource Type: Webinar

    In November 2020, River Network published “Fostering Community Leadership,” part one of a two-part toolkit series on Equitable Climate Resilience. Since then, we’ve been working with local organizations to develop their own leadership development progr… View Resource

  • Tips for Reviewing and Commenting on the State Integrated Report Under the Clean Water Act

    Program: Drinking Water, Water Law & Policy
    Resource Type: Publications

     The Clean Water Act (CWA) requires that each state establish water quality standards to meet the goal to “restore and maintain the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the Nation’s waters” (33 U.S.C §1251(a)). The water quality standards la… View Resource

  • Putting Data to Action: Community Science, Partnership, and Advocacy for a Healthy Schuylkill River

    Program: Resilient Cities & Communities, Water Science
    Resource Type: Webinar

    Join River Network as we learned how Bartram’s Garden staff, high school interns, and volunteers have worked together to use their water quality data, primarily collected for public boating safety, to advocate for action at the state level. In this web… View Resource

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