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Promoting Integrated Water Management in the Great Lakes

American Rivers

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Addressing the Freshwater Challenge
  • Grant Amount $300,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2018–April 30, 2020
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus Illinois, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Wisconsin

About this grant

American Rivers is a leading national voice on healthy rivers and plays a key role in helping cities and communities, both within the Great Lakes basin and nationally, address clean water challenges. With prior Mott support, the grantee’s Great Lakes program has pivoted from focusing on water resource protection and restoration to advancing solutions to protect drinking water and a more holistic approach to using, treating, delivering, cleaning and managing water resources. (This approach is referred to as Integrated Water Management.) This renewal grant will complete a citizens guide to drinking water in the Great Lakes, connect professional nongovernmental organization leaders with community leaders to address drinking water challenges, and connect regional leaders (bigger nongovernmental organizations and smaller community groups) with national policy discussions around protecting water for people.