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Celebrating 45 Years of the Clean Water Act

Today marks an important anniversary not only for waterways across the United States, but for the health and wellbeing of all who reside here. On October 18, 1972, the Clean Water Act became law. In light of current threats to the Act, the 45th anniversary of this crucial law provides a unique opportunity to reflect ...

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Swimming 24 Miles for Clean Water in Iraqi Kurdistan

In September, in the midst of major political campaigning in Iraqi Kurdistan for an independence referendum, Waterkeepers Iraq was quietly conducting a swimming expedition to promote clean water. With seven water advocates and a small staff from a local television station on board, three swimmers completed the first ever attempt to swim the entire distance ...

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Hawai‘i and China Connect on Maui

This summer Green Zhejiang, the parent organization of Qiantang River Waterkeeper, once again brought a group of students to Hawai‘i to explore its culture and environment. Unlike the past two trips, this time a local Waterkeeper – the first of its kind in Hawai‘i – was there to accompany the Green Zhejiang’s Nature Expedition Team. ...


Waterkeepers Fighting Harmful Algal Blooms From Coast to Coast

By Kai Olson-Sawyer | This post originally appeared on the Ecocentric blog and is reprinted with permission. America’s waterways are as different and unique as its geography and people. From small streams, rural ponds and pocket wetlands to mighty rivers, great lakes and massive estuaries, the United States depends on the wealth of these waters for its public health and ...


Bagmati River Festival 2017 — Collaborating to Bring Relief to Flood Victims of Nepal

By Sanu Maiya Maharjan, Friends of Bishnumati, Bagmati River Waterkeeper Affiliate A festival with a purpose — Nepal Waterkeepers bring relief to victims of the floods that affected nearly half of the country’s districts. On August 19, more than 7000 people gathered on the bank of the Bagmati River to celebrate the Bagmati River Festival ...


Words to Live By: My River, My Pride

On August 13th in Lucknow, the capital city of Uttar Pradesh, India, a group of over 30 volunteers and several civil society organizations joined forces to save the Gomti River by founding the My River, My Pride river cleanup campaign. Having been robbed of its health by dams, invasive species, and trash, the Gomti needs ...


Oh Great Spirit: The Big Island Needs Our Help!

Great spirit, I’ve had it Bring me back to the nomadic Way of weaving through the damage Mindful, stay mindful Great spirit, for my sisters Let me be a flowing river Flood the banks, the rocks that bind her Carry, I’ll carry — “Great Spirit,” Nahko and Medicine for the People Traveling around the Big Island ...


A Bright Future for Bhutan

“Where we live must be clean, safe, organized, and beautiful, for national integrity, national pride, and for our bright future.  This too is nation building.” – His Majesty, The King of Bhutan The Kingdom of Bhutan possesses incredible natural resources like rushing waters, green forested land, and crisp mountain air.  An ethic of natural resource ...

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From Xiang to Yangtze, Watchers of the Chinese Rivers

By Cheng Sun, Xiang River Waterkeeper 2,295 years ago, the patriotic poet Yuan Qu committed suicide by drowning himself in the Miluo River after being unfairly accused of treason. People rushed to search for his body but did so in vain. Fearing the body might be eaten by fish, they tossed rice balls into the ...

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Oyster Reef Restoration in Liaodong Peninsula

By Zhipeng Wang and Shengwei Zeng of Black Reef Coast Waterkeeper In December 2015, Sirui Wang,  Black Reef Coast Waterkeeper and long-time environmental advocate, initiated a discussion on how to solve ocean pollution with his colleagues Jing Zhu, Wenting Qiu and Shengwei Zeng. Utilizing their collective knowledge, they found that oyster reefs play a great ...