2020 - 2020 Trends Report: Hope, With More to Do

In 2020, we released a follow up to the 2016 trends report, Our Water, Our Future: State of River and Watershed Protection. The results shared that 50% of respondents believed that conditions are improving for our nation’s waterways, an increase from the just 36% who held that belief in 2016. While this represented hope and great potential for unity, the report also stressed the continued need for river and watershed protection efforts to reflect the interests and the diversity of the communities being served. While women made modest increases both overall and in senior leadership positions across the water workforce, the 2020 report found that under 10% of positions were held by Black, Indigenous, and Other People of Color (BIPOC), a number that is largely stagnant from 2016.


Read the full report.