News Archives - Waterkeeper


Recapping the 2023 United Nations Water Conference

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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The United Nations held its first Water Conference since 1977. Waterkeeper Alliance had an international delegation, including Mbacke Seck of Hann Baykeeper...

Who Is Waterkeeper: Gidon Bromberg, Jordan River Waterkeeper

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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The Jordan River runs for about 100 kilometers, from the Sea of Galilee to the Dead Sea, serving as a border between Israelis, Jordanians, and Palestinians....

Op-Ed: The Climate Crisis is a Water Crisis

By Marc Yaggi This week, many of us from around the world—including environmentalists, politicians, corporate leaders, and more— gathered at the United...

Waterkeeper Alliance Delivers Natural Water Systems Declaration to United Nations 

Today, as part of its participation in the 2023 UN Water Conference, Waterkeeper Alliance delivered a declaration on behalf of a global coalition calling...

Waterkeeper Alliance Applauds EPA’s Plan to Limit PFAS Contamination in Drinking Water 

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a new rule for regulating PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) in drinking water. The agency...

Waterkeeper Alliance and True Elements Announce Partnership to Support Watershed Health

New Partnership Aims to Support Citizen Scientists with AI tools and Build Trust in Water Quality Monitoring Across the Globe   True Elements, a pioneer...

Tell EPA to Reestablish CAFOs as a National Enforcement and Compliance Initiative

Every four years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets national enforcement and compliance priorities to focus its resources on the nation’s...

WATCH: Gan Riverkeeper in China Pilots Innovative Water Monitoring Solution

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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Gan Riverkeeper in China, along with their parent organization, has pioneered an innovate method for monitoring water quality in their local waterways. ...

In Response to Lawsuit, EPA Announces Timeline for First Revisions to Slaughterhouse Water Pollution Standards in Nearly Twenty Years

In a victory for clean water, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced its intent to publish updated water pollution control standards...

Tijuana Waterkeeper: Co-creating community science based solutions / / / Tijuana Waterkeeper: Construyendo Soluciones Colectivas Basadas en la Ciencia Comunitaria

  • By: Tijuana Waterkeeper
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The environmental complexity of issues to which waterways are exposed to in Tijuana requires more and better collaboration between stakeholders to co-generate...

Peconic Baykeeper

Who Is Waterkeeper: Pete Topping, Peconic Baykeeper

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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If New York’s Long Island is shaped like a fish, then the Peconic Bay and estuary are the space between the tail fins. The waterbody separates the north...

Waterkeeper Alliance Renews Call to Modernize Federal Rail Brake Systems Following Ohio Train Derailment

As a public health and environmental disaster unfolds following the derailment and explosion of a toxic-chemical cargo train in East Palestine, Ohio, advocacy...

Waterkeepers Meet in Bangkok for Regional Summit

  • By: Min Zheng
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The long awaited Asia Summit finally took place from January 20 to 25, 2023 in the heart of bustling Bangkok, Thailand. As the first summit of the new...

Waterkeeper Alliance Celebrates EPA’s Decision to Veto Pebble Mine and Protect Bristol Bay’s Irreplaceable Watershed 

Waterkeeper Alliance celebrates the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) release of its Final Determination for the Pebble Deposit, which...

Tell EPA to Adopt Strongest Possible Methane Regulations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed an updated draft rule to cut methane and other harmful pollutants from oil and gas operations...

Guayllabamba Waterkeeper

Guayllabamba Waterkeeper and the Ancestral Community Practice of Mingas

  • By: Waterkeeper Alliance
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Did you know that for many generations in the indigenous communities of the Ecuadorian highlands, when irrigation water is lacking, everyone is summoned...

John Peach

Who Is Waterkeeper: John Peach, Upper St Lawrence Riverkeeper

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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The St. Lawrence River is an international border, with Ontario, Canada on one side, and the U.S. state of New York on the other. It connects Lake Ontario,...

Maule Itata Coastkeeper and the Challenges of Water, Food, and Environmental Defense

  • By: Waterkeeper Alliance
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The Nace Project (Conservation R&D) Somewhat forced by the political-social circumstances in our country of Chile, a constituent process rejected in...

Waterkeeper Alliance Opposes Final WOTUS Rule

Marc Yaggi, CEO of Waterkeeper Alliance, released the following statement in response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s recent release...

Futaleufú Riverkeeper Advocates for Water Reserve Designation

  • By: Waterkeeper Alliance
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This year Futaleufú Riverkeeper celebrated ten years working to protect the Futaleufú River.  It’s been a long journey of ups and downs since we began...

Waterkeeper Alliance Fly -In

Waterkeeper Alliance Holds “Fly-Over” in North Carolina to Get Better Look at CAFO Crisis

Recently, Waterkeeper Alliance held a “Fly-Over” in North Carolina. With the help of South Wings, and accompanied by a half dozen other local...

Bahia de Banderas Waterkeeper Takes an Innovative Approach to Litter and Poverty

  • By: Waterkeeper Alliance
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Bahia de Banderas Waterkeeper, an affiliate of Waterkeeper Alliance based in Mexico, has introduced a Trash4Tokens program, which is a Preventative campaign,...

LETTER: Waterkeeper Alliance Urges EPA Administrator Regan to Quickly Address Widespread PFAS Contamination

EPA pressed to meaningfully address PFAS crisis after new study found 83% of the waters tested across the country were contaminated by dangerous PFAS chemicals...

Dive Into Democracy: 2022 Year In Review

Through our Dive Into Democracy blog and email series, we informed and engaged our U.S. audience on the most pressing clean water issues of the day. In...

Melinda Booth

Who Is Waterkeeper: Melinda Booth, Yuba River Waterkeeper

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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The Yuba River runs for about a hundred miles from its origins in the Sierra Nevada mountains near Lake Tahoe in Northern California downhill to the Sacramento...

Loreto Coastkeeper

Monitoring Water Quality With Loreto Coastkeeper

Eco-Alianza de Loreto started Loreto Coastkeeper program in 2012 and began analyzing water quality at recreational sites along the coast of the Loreto...

Bocas de Ceniza Waterkeeper and the Tough Path to Environmental Justice in Colombia

  • By: Liliana Patricia Guerrero Ramirez
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The values that inspire us at Bocas de Ceniza Waterkeeper and guide our actions are: justice, peace, equity and respect for Mother Earth (water, soil,...

Waterkeepers Chesapeake

Waterkeepers Chesapeake Meet in Pennsylvania for Regional Summit

  • By: María Victoria Díaz-González
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In late October, Waterkeepers from the Chesapeake region gathered at the Capital Retreat Center in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania to convene and learn from one...

EPA Must Use the Clean Water Act to Regulate Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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America’s food systems are today dominated by a handful of multinational corporations that employ industrialized methods to produce most of the meat...

Who Is Waterkeeper: Ted Evgeniadis, Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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The Susquehanna River is the longest river on the east coast of the United States. It runs for nearly 500 miles from Cooperstown, NY through the state...