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    A Freshwater Story Interactive

    Earth is a water wealthy planet, but only a tiny portion of its water is available to support people and aquatic species. Learn more about how much freshwater there is, and where it's found.

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    Parting the Waters Photo Gallery

    Water has always been precious in this arid region, but a six-year drought and expanding population conspire to make it a fresh source of conflict among the Israelis, Palestinians, and Jordanians vying for the river's life-giving supply.

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    Drinking Water and Sanitation Quiz

    For much of the world, drinking a glass of water is not as easy as filling up at a water cooler or even the kitchen sink.

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    Silent Streams Photo Gallery

    Freshwater animals are vanishing faster than those on land or at sea. But captive-breeding programs hold out hope.

In the Field

Help Save the Colorado River

You can help restore freshwater ecosystems by pledging to cut your water footprint. For every pledge, Change the Course will restore 1,000 gallons back to the Colorado River.


Freshwater Advocates

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    Sandra Postel

    Sandra is a leading authority on international freshwater issues and is spearheading our global freshwater efforts.

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    Jonathan Waterman

    He's paddled the Colorado River from its headwaters to the delta, in an effort to bring awareness to this mighty river at risk.

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    Osvel Hinojosa Huerta

    For more than 15 years, Osvel Hinojosa Huerta has been resurrecting Mexico's Colorado River Delta wetlands.

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