The Decentralized Water Policy Council (DWPC), a project of OAEC and the California Onsite Water Association, was one of three finalists in the Imagine… Read More >
Community resilience depends on healthy relationships with our watersheds. Through a practice we call "Conservation Hydrology," you can create and install water management systems that restore and protect watersheds. Learn about our Conservation Hydrology demonstration site for design inspiration!
The WATER Institute supports students, landowners, watershed advocates, land managers, land-use professionals agency staff and policy makers to become water-literate environmental stewards. You too can increase your community's watershed literacy by drawing from our many resources.
Viewing your watershed as a shared "basin of relations" allows you and your neighbors to truly define the boundaries of your community and to organize around meaningful issues of lasting local social security.
Brock Dolman in a salmon suit testifying to the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors on behalf of Totem Salmon. Read his speech.
We are perched on the tipping point of a "watershed moment." Considering the importance of water, we all need to be involved in the politics of water resources.
Lasting change ultimately occurs in the arenas of politics and democratic decision-making. Learn how the WATER Institute is changing the rules through our Bring Back the Beaver Campaign and agricultural water work.