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The Source of the Amazon River at Risk Because of Dam Projects


By Bruno Monteferri, the Marañón Waterkeeper Photos by Ben Webb Two dam projects are planned for Peru’s Marañon River, a major tributary to the Amazon....

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...

Waterkeeper Documentaries for Time Indoors

  • 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...

Roger at the lagoon and beach in Todos Santos

Roger Herrera Tapia is Keeping the Watershed Clean in Todos Santos

  • By: Gary Wockner
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During my visit to Todos Santos in January of 2020, Roger Herrera Tapia was always smiling. It’s a miracle that he’s always smiling due to the amazing...

20 Dams Put Peru’s Heritage at Risk


By Ben Webb and Bruno Monteferri with Marañón River Waterkeeper Photos by Ben Webb The energy company that’s been planning the Veracruz dam on the...

Latin American Waterkeepers Tackle Climate Change

  • By: Rafaela Iturralde
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Leer en español “Climate change is a clear and dire threat to Latin America and the Caribbean. A threat in which the region has had little or no role...

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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...

9 Projects Preserving and Protecting your Waters

  • By: Guest Contributor
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By Georgia Lambrakis, Waterkeeper Alliance intern Whether it’s crafting policies to protect a waterway or advocating against a destructive development,...

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...

Protecting the Peruvian Amazon: Indigenous groups fight bad environmental impact assessments

  • By: Sharon Khan
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In northern Peru, a proposed massive project to dredge Peru’s four most critical Amazonian rivers, the Marañón, Ucayali, Huallaga, and Amazon, is threatening...

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Salmon Farming Stopped in Yelcho Lake, Patagonia Chile

  • By: Futaleufú Riverkeeper
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Nearly 10 months have passed since the community of Chaitén received an alert that fishing cages had been installed in Yelcho Lake with the purpose of...

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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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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In Awe of the Women of Waterkeeper Alliance

  • By: Guest Contributor
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By April Seymore, Executive Officer of Port Phillip EcoCentre/Port Phillip Baykeeper Feature image: The author (second from left) aboard the SV Pelican...