About Us

Working Waters helps communities in the Pacific Northwest and elsewhere provide clean, reliable supplies of drinking water as the climate changes. We work with local and national partners to shift freshwater management approaches from a focus on built structures like dams and culverts (“grey infrastructure”) to naturally functioning watersheds (“green infrastructure”). These “green infrastructure ” solutions can make community water supplies more stable, protect fish and wildlife, and save taxpayers money. Working Waters is an initiative of the Geos Institute.

The Working Waters Initiative is directed by Cathy Kellon. You can learn more about her and Working Waters in an interview with WeWork: In Oregon, a Commitment to Clean Water Shows What Happens ‘When We Invest in Nature’


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