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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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: Resilient Cities & Communities, 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. Pulse aquí para descargar el documento en español.

  • 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

  • Making the Case for Equitable Water Infrastructure Investment, Repair, and Upgrades

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

    Do you want updated drinking water and wastewater treatment plants and pipes, more rain gardens to reduce stormwater pollution and flooding, and opportunities to restore local rivers and floodplains? Do you want these infrastructure investments to crea… View Resource

  • Using “Waste in Our Waters: A Community Toolkit for Aquatic Litter Removal”

    Program: Resilient Cities & Communities
    Resource Type: Webinar

    “Waste in Our Waters: A Community Toolkit for Aquatic Litter Removal” is a step-by-step guide for addressing litter in your community, both before and after it reaches your local waterway. River Network is proud to provide this free to access, easy to… View Resource

  • Waste in Our Waters: A Community Toolkit for Aquatic Litter Removal

    Program: Resilient Cities & Communities
    Resource Type: Publications

    Waste in Our Waters: A Community Toolkit for Aquatic Litter Removal is a step-by-step guide for addressing litter in your community, both before and after it reaches your local waterway.  River Network is proud to provide this free to access, easy to u… View Resource

  • Webinar: Understanding Gentrification and Displacement – The Path to Equitable Development

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

    This recorded webinar frames the topics of gentrification and displacement and provides an example of the types of multi-sector partnerships that urban waters practitioners can create to ease displacement pressures. Presenters Paulina Lopez and Robin S… View Resource

  • Webinar: Complex Problems, Collaborative Solutions — Playing Games for Better Water Management Outcomes

    Program: Resilient Cities & Communities
    Resource Type: Webinar

    Video gaming for water resource management? Gaming is one of the fastest growing entertainment industries in the U.S., with estimates that 42% of Americans play video games regularly. How can we harness this interest in gaming for better water manageme… View Resource

  • Webinar: Parks with Purpose: Community-Driven Green Infrastructure

    Program: Resilient Cities & Communities
    Resource Type: Webinar

    Green infrastructure projects have the potential to benefit both the environment and the community. Through their Parks with Purpose program, The Conservation Fund and partner organizations are designing and implementing green infrastructure in underse… View Resource

  • EPA’s Green Infrastructure Modeling Toolkit for Stormwater Management

    Program: Resilient Cities & Communities
    Resource Type: Webinar

    Green infrastructure (e.g., rain gardens, green roofs, porous pavement, cisterns) is becoming an increasingly attractive way to recharge aquifers and reduce the amount of stormwater runoff that flows, untreated, into wastewater treatment plants or wate… View Resource

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