We Are Rivers
By Conversations about the rivers that connect us
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To further the conversation about the value and complexity of rivers, American Rivers launched our podcast series, “We are Rivers: Conversations about the Rivers that Connect Us.” “We Are Rivers” takes it’s listeners on a journey to tell the stories of rivers and the important relationship they have with us. It explores the culture and history of the west and our nation by talking with adventurers, writers, water experts, and artists about their connection to rivers, and how they impact their lives. The podcast series covers a wide array of topics across the Colorado Basin and other rivers across the country. American Rivers protects wild rivers, restores damaged rivers and conserves clean water for people and nature. Since 1973, American Rivers has protected and restored more than 150,000 miles of rivers through advocacy efforts, on-the-ground projects and an annual America’s Most Endangered Rivers® campaign. Headquartered in Washington, DC, American Rivers has offices across the country and more than 250,000 members, supporters and volunteers. Annemarie Lewis writes and hosts our American Rivers podcast series, "We Are Rivers," while attending college in Colorado Springs. She started making podcasts about water conservation while in high school and plans on, "Living a life full of water conservation advocacy." Her hobbies include backpacking, climbing, river running, and amateur piano playing. Rivers connect us to each other, nature, and future generations. Find your connections at AmericanRivers.org, Facebook.com/AmericanRivers and Twitter.com/AmericanRivers.
||CleanEpisode 13: Flames and Flows - How Wildfires Impact Healthy Rivers||Over 110 wildfires have burned more than 1.8 mill…||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: How Colorado Water Law Affects You and Our Rivers||Water in the west is inherently complicated. A co…||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: How Water Management and Flexibility Can Save the Colorado River||In this episode of We Are Rivers, we explore the …||6/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: Securing Arizona’s Water Supply is a Team Effort||Arizona is a renowned leader in water management,…||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: 5,000 Miles of Wild®||In this week’s episode of We Are Rivers, we descr…||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: Why Wild? The Importance of Wild and Scenic Protections||Amidst the largest dam building era in the United…||1/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Reflections on 2017||As the end of 2017 inches closer, staff at Americ…||12/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: The Big Picture of Colorado’s Water Plan||In 2015, Colorado took a big first step towards p…||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Glen Canyon – Tough Decisions surround a Colorado River Flashpoint||Glen Canyon Dam, and by extension the reservoir i…||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Beauty And Risk In The Grand Canyon||The Grand Canyon is one of our greatest symbols o…||9/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Turning Towards Solutions||"Turning Towards Solutions" builds upon our previ…||8/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: The Law of The River||More than a century ago, populations across the w…||8/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: The Value of Rivers||“The Value of Rivers” explores the value rivers h…||7/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPreview: We Are Rivers||“We Are Rivers” explores how our rivers are manag…||7/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
We Are Rivers is an eloquently detailed podcast reviewing the past, present, and perspective futures of rivers focusing on the political and ethical conversation surrounding the Colorado River Basin. Tackling some of the hard conversations between environmental concerns and resource management this podcast is a dose of reality about an unstable future.
Way too Western
Overall very good, but far to Western focused. There are other important watersheds besides the Colorado. There are issues affecting just as many people in the Southeast. Though nationwide groups don’t give as much attention to the South in all ways, so it’s not surprising.
Just discovered this podcast and am nearly all the way through all 12 episodes created to date. I enjoy the mix of historical background, politics, personal story, and activism. Though it may lean a little to the conservationist side (which speaks to me), it’s generally unbiased and provides a god comprehensive viewpoint. Would love to learn more about other river basins going through the same struggles.