Fish, birds, and other wildlife depend on clean water, just as people do.
NRDC works with government agencies, businesses, and local communities to develop strategies that protect and restore important waterways. We help growing populations and economies secure the water supply they need without draining nearby rivers, lakes, and streams—ensuring that there is enough water flowing to keep these ecosystems intact and healthy.
What We're Doing
Diverting water for cities and agriculture has put our ecosystems at risk. We help develop strategies for keeping our rivers and lakes healthy while providing adequate water supplies for growing populations and economies.