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A house boat on Dongting Lake.

Life on a Boat on Dongting Lake


By Katherine Olson, Communications Associate with Waterkeepers China Many environmental organizations know the importance of getting youth engaged with...

A finless porpoise looks up from the water.

Searching for the world’s only freshwater porpoise


By Katherine Olson, Communications Associate with Waterkeepers China As the motorboat skims across the surface, Dongting Lake lake stretches infinitely...

River Patrol at Your Fingertips: Exploration that Transcends Time and Space


Written and photographed by Gan River Waterkeeper Translated by Katherine Olson, Waterkeepers China Communications Associate Originally published by the...

Forest protectors of Tongbai Mountain, the birthplace of the Huai River


By Waterkeepers China Communications Associate Katherine Olson When Yalun, the program director for Upper Huai River Waterkeeper in China, told me we’d...

Eagle-Eye View: Innovative applications for river protection


By Dan Liu, Gan River Waterkeeper Gan River Waterkeeper is in constant pursuit of innovation. Traveling 550 miles, the Gan River is the longest river in...

Angels in the Courtroom


To celebrate the first anniversary of its historic legal victory against a tannery operation that had been illegally dumping its sludge in nearby farmlands,...

For Time Indoors | More Waterkeeper Content!

  • By: Julia Widmann
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Wondering how you can stay in the fight for clean water from indoors?  If you can, consider donating to your local Waterkeeper. Nonprofits depend on events...

Our Work Continues

  • By: Ellen Simon
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In the face of the global coronavirus pandemic, Waterkeeper Alliance is making plans to continue our important mission-driven work, strengthening and supporting...

A Courtroom Win for Qiantang River Waterkeeper

  • By: Min Zheng
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When China’s environmental laws changed in 2015, allowing nongovernmental organizations to sue polluters on behalf of citizens, Qiantang River Waterkeeper...

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River Protectors Swim Across the Qiantang

  • By: Guest Contributor
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Colorful Body-Painted River Protectors Celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China By Green Zhejiang, reposted with...

Cleanups: Opportunities for Policy Solutions

  • By: Ellen Simon
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Waterkeepers have made cleanups into an opportunity for face-to-face advocacy on issues such as plastic bag bans and alternative bag fees.  The message:...

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Local Efforts to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle in Vietnam

  • By: Guest Contributor
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By the Centre for Social Research and Development, parent organization to Huong River Waterkeeper  Plastic pollution in our oceans is a major global problem...

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Joint Action in China During Spring Fishing Ban

  • By: Dongting Lake Waterkeeper
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By Dongting Lake Waterkeeper staff, translated by Waterkeepers China Communication Associate Katherine Olson China’s second-largest freshwater lake...

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How the Clean Water War is Won: Waterkeeper Alliance and Culture Trip Introduce “Waterkeeper Warriors”

  • By: Waterkeeper Alliance
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The Waterkeeper Warriors campaign features photography of waterways around the world and the Waterkeepers who defend them, with stories voiced by Alec...

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3 Projects Making Strides in Human Health and Education

  • By: Guest Contributor
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By Georgia Lambrakis, Waterkeeper Alliance intern As we reflect on 20 years of our fight for drinkable, fishable, swimmable water, we celebrate the strides...

13 Restoration Successes

  • By: Guest Contributor
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By Georgia Lambrakis, Waterkeeper Alliance intern As Waterkeeper Alliance celebrates 20 years of fighting for drinkable, fishable, swimmable water, we’re...

15 Pollution-Prevention Victories

  • By: Ellen Simon
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Waterkeepers defend their waterways against every source of pollution, whether it’s toxic arsenic from a mine, oil that’s mixed into stormwater, or...

Earth Day: Our Growing Water Crisis and the Water Warriors Fighting it

  • By: Marc Yaggi
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When millions of people flooded the streets 49 years ago for the first Earth Day, they were making a path, a path that thousands of local activists have...

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Community Nature Preserve Furthers Protection of Nujiang Golden Monkeys in Gaoligong Mountains

  • By: Guest Contributor
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Written by Dianwu Fang, Xingyun Lake Waterkeeper; translated by Waterkeepers China Communication Associate Katherine Olson In June of 2018, after an intensely...

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20 Years of Clean Water Wins

  • By: Marc Yaggi
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Today, on World Water Day, I can’t help but reflect on the billions of people around the world without access to clean and safe water. But there’s...

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China NGO Develops First Grassroots-Level Environmental Standards for Chemical Industrial Parks

  • By: Waterkeepers China
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By Katherine Olson, Waterkeepers China Communication Associate In alliance with various partners such as the Alibaba Foundation, SEE, and the Ford Eco...

Qiantang River Waterkeeper Leads Students on SDG Discovery Tour in Cheongju, South Korea

  • By: Guest Contributor
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Reported by Katherine Olson, Waterkeepers China Communication Associate February 8 to 15, Qiantang River Waterkeeper led a group of students on an in-depth...

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The Green New Deal: What Does it Mean for Water?

  • By: Marc Yaggi
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By Marc Yaggi and Gabrielle Segal With 2018 being the fourth-hottest year on record, and 18 of the 19 warmest years on record having occurred since 2001,...