Michael Reuter , The Nature Conservancy’s Director of Freshwater for North America, has focused his career on the management of large freshwater systems for both people and nature. He has been especially interested in ways to improve decision-making in these complex and economically important systems by involving the people and companies who depend on them for drinking water, production of food and fiber and energy, flood management, transportation, and recreation. Reuter's Midwest background has also shaped his interests and expertise in the area of sustainable agriculture, especially with regard to large commodity crops such as corn, soy, wheat and cotton. Follow Michael on Twitter @michaelareuter.
Food. Water. Energy. All this situated within some of the most beautiful, productive and diverse ecosystems on the planet. That's Brazil. And who can make the decisions to integrate all these needs and make wise decisions to shape the world? Brazilians, of course. More
With colossal dams interrupting the Yangtze River, it's easy to say the river is gone. But large rivers are more resilient than that and what we do now will be invaluable for the many rivers around the world facing their own uncertain futures. More
George C. Grugett helped bring forth the "room for our rivers" approach to managing our water resources -- and it's one that should be used more often. More
The current flooding of the Illinois River is a stark reminder that we need to stop being reactive and start being proactive when it comes to investing in flood management. More
Thousands of lives and billions of dollars in infrastructure were spared during this year's record floods along the Mississippi. But are we prepared for the more severe floods of the future? More
Managing the Mississippi River for people and nature presents enormous challenges -- and smarter conservation can play a huge role, says the Conservancy's Michael Reuter. More
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