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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  • 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

  • Adapting Fundraisers to Virtual Events

    Program: Strong Organizations & Leaders
    Resource Type: Webinar

    COVID-19 forced many organizations to cancel or transition their annual fundraisers to online events. As you prepare for your own event, take an opportunity to hear from West Michigan Environmental Action Council and Cahaba River Society about their ow… View Resource

  • Building Online Connectivity

    Program: Strong Organizations & Leaders
    Resource Type: Webinar

    Learn about building online connections and a sense of community from experts across the country. On January 27, 2021, staff affiliated with Groundwork USA, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, Urban Waters Learning Network, and River Network shared how we… View Resource

  • Budgets in the Time of COVID

    Program: Strong Organizations & Leaders
    Resource Type: Webinar

    Organizations of all sizes faced challenges in 2020 and will likely feel the impacts in 2021 and beyond. In this River Network Roundtable, which took place on October 28, 2020, we discussed budget approaches to use to develop a base case and scenarios… View Resource

  • Cybersecurity During COVID-19

    Program: Strong Organizations & Leaders
    Resource Type: Webinar

    Did you know that over 90% of cybersecurity attacks begin with a phishing email? At a time when the workforce is transitioning to a virtual workspace, the number of phishing attempts have grown 667%! Are you feeling overwhelmed as your organization rel… View Resource

  • COVID-19 Safety Guidance for In-Person Events – How to Safely Clean Up Litter

    Program: Resilient Cities & Communities
    Resource Type: Tools and Templates

    As the public health situation and precautions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic evolve daily, and as more Americans become vaccinated for all in-person river cleanups or other restoration projects, River Network offers the following guidance. Most… View Resource

  • Canvassing 101

    Program: Water Law & Policy
    Resource Type: Tools and Templates

    Learn the basics of Canvassing, including effective strategies, a check list of must-bring items, staying safe, and COVID-19 recommendations.

  • Tools for Equitable Climate Resilience: Community-Led Research

    Program: Resilient Cities & Communities
    Resource Type: Tools and Templates

    With the support of the Kresge Foundation, River Network embarks on the journey of exploring climate resiliency strategies and equitable engagement of communities in climate resilience work. Here, you’ll find the second of a two-part toolkit presenting… View Resource

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