clean water

"There is no American that should have to worry if the water coming out of their tap is safe. This is a basic American right." - Collin O'Mara, President & CEO of NWF

Flint Leaders to Congress: We Are Not Disposable People

Anytime you can’t turn on your faucet, it’s a crisis. Anytime people are scared of water, it’s a crisis. Anytime people are questioning their health and what’s happened to them …

The Flint River provided drinking water for over a year, corroding aging pipes and leaching lead into the drinking water. Photo by George Thomas/Flickr

City of Flint Needs Our Help

Amidst this Congressional inaction, the federal emergency declaration authorizing the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide resources and support for Flint expires on August 14, 2016. This means the state …

Algal blooms are a recurring problem in Florida. Here, algae coats a marina in 2012. Wikimedia photo.

Sportsmen To Congress: Protect America’s Everglades

The scene in South Florida this summer sounds like one out of a horror movie, but it’s all too real for Florida’s residents, sportsmen, and wildlife. Thick, smelly layers of …

Mother and son at the Philadelphia Water Works

Five Places to Escape the Democratic National Convention

Philadelphia residents are accustomed to the flows of tourists visiting the city’s historic sites and scenes, and the upcoming Democratic National Convention is sure to draw thousands of visitors to the storied …

Florida Alligator Flickr

How Congress Can Transform Water Resources Planning

Great blue heron flying over Texas waters. Photo by Sudha Kankipati, National Wildlife Photo Contest

Texas Water Conservation Scorecard

Flying over Bombay Hook, DE. Photo by Kim Taylor, National Wildlife Photo Contest

Top Six Reasons to Invest in the Delaware River Basin


Water Quality Problems in America’s Heartland

Before Flint, many people did not think twice about the safety of their drinking water. However, the Flint crisis has focused attention on old contaminated pipes rather than the source …

A manatee nurses her calf in the warm waters of the Three Sister's Spring. Photo by John Muhilly.

Clean Water Rule Safeguards Streams

Small streams eventually become big rivers. That’s the commonsense principle behind the new Clean Water Rule, which will restore Clean Water Act protections to smaller streams and nearby wetlands. This …

Taking Flight For Water

Voices from the Field: Sportsmen Speak Out This week the National Wildlife Federation, Trout Unlimited, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, and Izaak Walton League are hosting sportsmen and outdoor business leaders …

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