Basins of Relations: A Citizen’s Guide to Protecting and Restoring Our Watersheds
3rd edition, 2018
by Brock Dolman and Kate Lundquist of the OAEC WATER Institute
“Now and in the future, nothing is or will be more valuable than pristine watersheds and abundant, pure water supplies.”
Basins of Relations: A Citizen’s Guide to Protecting and Restoring Our Watersheds has been our most popular WATER Institute publication since it was first published 10 years ago as the foundational curriculum for our Basins of Relations program that spawned countless grassroots watershed groups all over California. Today, it’s lessons are more relevant and urgently needed than ever.
Whether you are new to watershed awareness or are already a seasoned watershed policy maker, scientist or activist, this 24-page “hydrological literacy” primer can be used as an organizing tool for individuals and groups around the myriad issues facing our watersheds and the steps we can take to preserve them. This publication frames the historical context of past and present water issues and presents practical solutions on the home, neighborhood, and city/county scales as well as options for elected officials who are trying to meet Federal and state mandates on water conservation, stormwater issues and endangered species.
In this updated and expanded third edition, you will find a new cover photo, a section on the importance of keystone species, additional photos and graphics, updated web links, and new resources and book recommendations.
Interested in ordering multiple copies for your watershed group, classroom, or advocacy work? Contact the OAEC office at (707) 874-1557 x101 for bulk discounts on orders of 5 or more.
All proceeds go to support our work at the WATER Institute.