Water policy

Freshwater works with elected officials and government leaders to promote sound public policy that protects and preserves lakes, rivers, streams and aquifers. Our grounding principle is that restoring or mimicking natural landscapes is key to replenishing groundwater and protecting surface water.

Legislative Focus - Nitrate in drinking water
Legislative Focus - Bonding for Public Facilities Authority

Current policy work


Our published research informs elected officials, state agencies, citizens and others about critical surface water and groundwater issues.

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We conduct independent research, publish reports and promote public policy that protects and preserves clean, sustainable water.

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We often deliver presentations to government staff, concerned citizens, emergency response managers and water professionals. Please email freshwater@freshwater.org.