We are a network of people dedicated to providing robust, scientific information to support objective decision-making about water resources. We work in local places, from small watersheds to states and regions to raise awareness of the importance of our freshwater resources and the decisions that will affect those resources in the future. As the network grows, so too does our ability to see the connectedness of our communities and understand the water that connects us all.
Development of this network is led by The Nature Conservancy. However, the network is made up of many other people, organizations, and geographies that provide support, data, services, and feedback. If you would like to join the network by adding a geography, adding data, or engaging in the development of a custom analysis or application, please visit the Get Involved Page.
Scientists, researchers and modelers compile the best-available data and use it to better understand water resources.
As consumers of the scientific information, communities often drive the innovation and custom analyses that make this network useful for real-world decisions. In turn, well-informed communities become supporters of the network and advocates for decisions made about their watersheds.
Government agencies collect and publish massive amounts of data that are available for use in decision making. Much of the data that our scientists compile comes from these state and federal data sources.