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

  • 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

  • Data Visualization Tools: Google Data Studio

    Program: Water Science
    Resource Type: Webinar

    This web training will introduce participants to Google Data Studio, a free service that allows users to easily create and host live data dashboards, reports, and other data visualizations on your website. The training will cover how to access, format,… View Resource

  • Data Products and Vizualization Tools

    Program: Water Science
    Resource Type: Webinar

    River Network, Academy of Natural Sciences, and Stroud Water Research Center introduce options for data products and visualization tools available to the Delaware River Watershed Initiative. In this introductory webinar, you’ll learn about ANS’ availab… View Resource

  • Webinar: Communicating the State of Your River – Basin Report Cards & the Swim Guide

    Program: Strong Organizations & Leaders, Water Science
    Resource Type: Webinar

    In this recorded webinar, we present two different approaches to clearly communicate the state of your river and basin with various stakeholders, including recreational users. River Basin report cards can descrie the health and state of waterways to th… View Resource

  • Webinar: Creating Partnerships to Promote Citizen Science and Advocacy

    Program: Strong Organizations & Leaders, Water Science
    Resource Type: Webinar

    Many organizations in urban waters settings are working on similar initiatives to restore and protect water resources. An abundance of water quality data is oftentimes collected and reported on independent websites, with data and information used to ad… View Resource

  • Webinar: Protecting Southeastern Freshwater Biodiversity

    Program: Water Law & Policy, Water Science
    Resource Type: Webinar

    A New Study to Develop Regional Conservation Priorities and Identify Needed Management and Policy Actions The Southeastern United States is a global hotspot of freshwater biodiversity, supporting almost two-thirds of the country’s fish species, over 90… View Resource

  • Webinar: Water Quality Portal Data Discovery Tool

    Program: Drinking Water, Water Science
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    The Data Discovery Tool is a free open-source, downloadable tool that can interact with the Water Quality Portal to retrieve and explore water quality monitoring data. The tool automatically downloads data from the Portal, does some preliminary QA/QC,… View Resource

  • Webinar: Crowdsourcing Water Quality Data through Mobile Apps

    Program: Water Science
    Resource Type: Webinar

    Monitoring of our waterways is critical to identify issues of concern, to evaluate restoration projects’ success, and to gauge changes over time. New technologies are continually shaping the way we collect data, providing water quality monitors with ne… View Resource

  • River Voices January 2017: Integrated Water Management

    Program: Water Law & Policy, Water Science
    Resource Type: Publications, River Voices

    Table of Contents Integrated Water Management—How We Got Here and Where We’re Headed by Lynn Broaddus San Francisco’s Non-Potable Water Program: From Pilot to Policy by Paula Kehoe Smart Water Management Supports People and Nature Thriving Together by… View Resource

  • River Voices Oct 2016 Issue: Science for River Advocates

    Program: Water Science
    Resource Type: Publications, River Voices

    Table Of Contents Landscape and Social Principles Related to River Restoration by Robert Naiman, Courtland Smith, and Bruce Rieman Dancing with Scientists to Protect Rivers by Mary Freeman New Approaches and New Platforms Catalyzing Environmental Resto… View Resource

  • Webinar: Creative Partnerships in Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring

    Program: Water Science
    Resource Type: Webinar

    This webinar was sponsored by the Urban Waters Learning Network and recorded on July 25th, 2013 Description: How can creative partnerships help you establish or grow your volunteer water quality monitoring effort? This recorded webinar provides an over… View Resource

  • Webinar: Water Quality Monitoring for Impact and Engagement

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

    This webinar was sponsored by the Urban Waters Learning Network and recorded on April 8, 2015 Description: In this recording, Stacey Eriksen reviews EPA resources available to support volunteer monitoring programs and outlines considerations in creatin… View Resource

  • Science Module: Environmental Flows and Water Security

    Program: Water Science
    Resource Type: Tools and Templates

    Today’s rivers experience a wide variety of anthropogenic stressors. Roads, rooftops and development in our urbanized areas cause increased runoff and reduced recharge for groundwater, while numerous dams, reservoirs,  and water withdrawals, alter our… View Resource

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