Expedition Blue Planet 2010: North America
Follow the Expedition Blue Planet crew as they explore critical water issues across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. The expedition will tour more than 14,500 miles in a biodiesel tour bus converted to serve as a “rolling Calypso” for daily production and Web broadcasting of films, photos, and findings. In addition to filming a range of critical water issues on the Colorado River, the Gulf Coast, the Tennessee Valley, the Great Lakes, and Chesapeake Bay, Expedition leader Cousteau and her Expedition team will stop in 20 communities along the route to host watershed action days.
Leading water experts—from American Rivers, India's Centre for Science and Environment, and more—share stories about restoration and conversation projects around the world.
Everyday wonders reflect the primacy of water. Read more from National Geographic magazine about water's critical role in the health of humanity and the planet.
National Geographic's freshwater initiative is a global effort to inspire communities to conserve water and restore rivers.
The average American lifestyle demands 2,000 gallons a day to support, with 70 percent of that going to support our diets—more than twice the global average for daily use.
Change the Course Infographic
Check out this infographic and learn how you can conserve water and save the Colorado River, as well as other freshwater ecosystems.
Sandra is a leading authority on international freshwater issues and is spearheading our global freshwater efforts.
He's paddled the Colorado River from its headwaters to the delta in an effort to bring awareness to this mighty river at risk.
For more than 15 years, Osvel Hinojosa Huerta has been resurrecting Mexico's Colorado River Delta wetlands.