Written by Michael Reuter | December 3rd, 2013
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.
Written by Michael Reuter | September 16th, 2013
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.
Written by Giulio Boccaletti | July 19th, 2013
The world’s water crisis isn’t actually about water, says the Conservancy’s Global Freshwater Director. The crisis is really about us and our capacity to invest and manage water for the long term.
Written by Michael Reuter | April 25th, 2013
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.
Written by Jeff Opperman | January 29th, 2013
Get the skinny on mischievous monkeys, freshwater dolphins and travel in Southeast Asia from Conservancy scientist Jeff Opperman’s two children, who recently returned from a 1,500-mile journey down the Mekong River.
Written by Mark Tercek | August 10th, 2012
Protecting or restoring nature at places like Emiquon Preserve are smart investments that pay dividends for people now and for future generations.
Written by Charles Bedford | May 21st, 2012
The Mississippi and Yangtze rivers now have more in common than you might think. Charles Bedford explains how a new partnership is connecting China and the U.S.
Written by Michael Reuter | June 10th, 2011
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?
Written by Jeff Opperman | April 29th, 2011
A controversial decision to blow up a levee on the Mississippi and cause an intentional flood pits one state against another. Our Jeff Opperman looks at the science behind the battle.