Fresh Waters

Welcome to for ecologically sustainable water management.

This site is dedicated to spreading the word about insights, tools, and approaches that help meet the challenges of freshwater biodiversity conservation.

The Nature Conservancy believes that human needs for water can be met while sustaining healthy freshwater ecosystems. The Conservancy’s response to this challenge is to advocate Ecologically Sustainable Water Management (ESWM) — the compatible integration of human and natural ecosystem needs. This term represents both a goal and a framework.

ESWM is vital for the future and for our kids and kids kids.  In a world that is pushing 7 billion people and natural supplies running on fumes it is important we start the innovative and necessary plans for clean fresh water.