Working Waters is a science-based initiative dedicated to ensuring safe water for whole ecosystems: people, plants, and animals. We partner with water managers and other stakeholders to research, plan, incentivize, and implement actionable strategies to heal damaged habitat and protect healthy landscapes.

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The Drinking Water Providers Partnership makes its 2017 award recommendations.

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Working Waters is committed to restoring nature’s ability to provide safe water for our families, our communities, and our environments.

Working Waters:

  • Are resilient in the face of climate change
  • Provide for people, wildlife, and future generations
  • Take advantage of natural processes to reduce dependence on expensive infrastructure
  • Are a lynchpin of healthy ecosystems
Source Water

Source Water

The Source Water program helps municipalities that rely on surface water to capitalize on the world’s most sophisticated engineer: nature. Unlike conventional water system infrastructure like dams and chemicals, functioning natural landscapes can provide clean, plentiful drinking water in ways that save money while generating additional benefits, like improved fish runs and flood control.

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Freeways for Fish

Freeways for Fish

Over the past decade, Geos Institute’s Freeways for Fish program has successfully restored fish access to 1,200 miles of the Rogue River and its tributaries. By removing outdated infrastructure, restoring water flow, and installing new green infrastructure systems, the Rogue River Basin is now better prepared for the impact of climate change on water systems.

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