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America’s Watershed Initiative (AWI) is a collaboration working with hundreds of business, government, academic, and civic organizations to find solutions for the challenges of managing the Mississippi River and the more than 250 rivers that flow into it. Learn MoreReport Card

America’s Watershed Initiative (AWI) is a collaboration working with hundreds of business, government, academic, and civic organizations to find solutions for the challenges of managing the Mississippi River and the more than 250 rivers that flow into it.

Only by working together—coordinated, focused and for the long term—will we make meaningful progress to raise the grades for America’s Watershed, for our future, and for our children’s future.

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America’s Watershed Initiative Report Card

The Report Card measures six broad goals for America’s Watershed – Ecosystems, Flood Control & Risk Reduction, Transportation, Water Supply, Economy, and Recreation. The Report Card measures how well we are currently meeting each one of these goals, using real data and relevant information that was identified by experts in these fields. Over time, as we adapt our management strategies for the Mississippi River watershed, the Report Card can track our progress in achieving our objectives.

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Recent Updates from
America’s Watershed Initiative

AWI Casebook Released

AWI Casebook Released

The waters of the Mississippi River Watershed come from thirty-one states and two provinces in Canada. These waters power our country! This fourth largest watershed on Earth, the Mississippi River Watershed provides drinking water for millions of people, water for...

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Frank Morton Named AWI Executive Director

Frank Morton Named AWI Executive Director

After a careful search, America’s Watershed Initiative is pleased to announce that Frank Morton has been named Executive Director. In this role, Frank will use his interest and experience in all aspects of the Mississippi River Watershed to support AWI’s mission of...

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