From Cities to Suburbs to Farms: How Innovative Water Management Helps River Health

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The Delaware River has made significant improvements in water quality and health from the 1950s when it had numerous dead zones, unable to support fish or other wildlife. Thanks to efforts from watershed partners throughout the region, the Delaware River is now a thriving river. It remains the longest free-flowing river in the eastern U.S., with the most extensive National Wild and Scenic protection of any watershed in the country.

In this second episode of a four-part webinar series celebrating American Rivers 2020 River of the Year, Delaware River, Jen Adkins, director of clean water supply at American Rivers, interviewed a panel of experts to learn how natural and green infrastructure are paying off for the health of the Delaware River. Panelists included:

  • Michele Adams, founder and principal, Meliora Designs.
  • Lia Mastropolo, associate director of urban stormwater, American Rivers.
  • Matt Ehrhart, director of the watershed restoration, Stroud  Center.
  • Peter Howell, executive vice president of conservation capital and research programs, Open Space Institute.

Thanks to our presenting sponsor: Pennsylvania American Water

Recording of all episodes in the four-part series will be archived on the press release page announcing the series.