Our Work

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We invite you to explore the focus of our work at River Network. We envision a future of clean and ample water for people and nature, where local caretakers are well-equipped, effective and courageous champions for our rivers. Our programs concentrate on these three most important ingredients for healthy rivers: clean water, ample water, and strong champions. Explore what we do in detail through the links below, and join us on the journey to reach this vision.

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Clean Water

Despite great advances in water pollution control, over half of our nation’s surveyed waters are of “poor” condition and cannot support healthy aquatic life. We support clean water efforts by catalyzing policy change, providing science support, and facilitating networking and learning opportunities for the river and watershed community

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Ample Water

Although much of the water that is withdrawn from rivers or other water sources is returned after use, some is consumed and never returns. In the U.S., nearly one in ten watersheds is stressed because consumption exceeds supply. We support ample water efforts by catalyzing policy change, providing science support, and facilitating networking and learning opportunities for the river and watershed community

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Strong Champions

Supporting local champions has always been at the heart of our work. Strong champions for our rivers come in many forms, from coalitions, to small and large organizations, to the leaders and members of these groups. We support strong champions in the river and watershed community through leadership development consulting, organizational assessments, and networking and learning opportunities