News & UpdatesRecent updates from America’s Watershed Initiative.
Rainy Shorey, a 16-year veteran of Caterpillar, Inc., with “lean master black belt” experience in organizational management and a strong supply chain background, was elected this week as chairperson of America’s Watershed Initiative, a non-profit based in St. Louis and serving as a voice of the Mississippi River and its basins.
America’s Watershed Initiative (AWI), the only nonprofit organization working across the entire Mississippi River watershed and across all sectors—including conservation, agriculture, navigation and recreation, enters 2022 with a new Board of Directors Executive Team in place.
As 2021 comes to an end, we want to take a moment to thank you for your partnership with America’s Watershed Initiative. It has been an exciting year as we wrapped up our latest Mississippi River Watershed Report Card, listened and learned from you about a next generation report card and initiated and contributed to several new projects described below.
America’s Watershed Initiative (AWI) has released its second Mississippi River Watershed Report Card, resulting in a grade of C- for the entire watershed, which covers more than 41 percent of the continental United States and 31 states.
America’s Watershed Initiative (AWI), a collaboration among hundreds of business, government, academic, and civic organizations to find solutions to the challenges facing the Mississippi River and the more than 250 rivers that flow into it, announced Kim Lutz as its new Executive Director.
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 agriculture and industry, and the world’s largest inland navigation system.