Addressing Challenges of Worsening Droughts & Floods
article published on World Water Day in the St.Louis Post-Dispatch includes quotes from a spokesperson for America's
Watershed Initiative and focuses on the challenges of managing large rivers and
their infrastructure — both "grey" and "green" -- when
faced with droughts and floods that are increasing in severity and frequency.
Calling for Integrated Approaches to Watershed Management
interviewing Great Rivers Partnership Director Michael Reuter, Bloomberg News published
an editorial calling
for a collaborative and integrated approach to the management of the
Mississippi River and its tributaries. The piece called out (and linked
to) America’s Watershed Initiative as a group that works "consensus
on the best, most scientifically sound ways to manage the network of
America’s Watershed Director Featured in “Our Mississippi”
Mississippi," a publication produced by the Army Corps of Engineers and
sent to some 250,000 partners and leaders within the Mississippi River Watershed,
featured a Q&A with TNC's
Jordy Jordahl, the
new director of America's Watershed
Initiative. Read it online here. (Page 4.)
Water’s ‘Fiscal Cliff’ No Pretty Waterfall
The St. Louis Post Dispatch recently published an op-ed with Great Rivers Partnership Director Michael
Reuter's byline. The piece likened a potential looming water crisis to the
fiscal cliff and called for the integrated management of and investment in our
large, working watersheds. It also highlighted the efforts of America’s
Working with Farmers for Cleaner Water
Conservancy is producing several videos that highlight work with farmers and
partners to keep valuable nutrients and soil on farm fields and out of streams.
As they are completed, the videos are being posted to nature.org/agri. Watch them online now.
Measurement Drives Success
From the fight against polio to fixing education,
what's missing is often good measurement and a commitment to follow the data.
We can do better. We have the tools at hand. Read an
article in the Wall Street Journal written
by Bill Gates.
NPR Covers America’s Watershed
Listen to NPR Host Neal
Conan discuss "Planning for a Sustainable Miss. River" on "Talk
of the Nation" after the 2012 Summit. Listen