We build policies that deliver spectacular improvements
in the speed and scale of conservation
March 1. We released a report highlighting accessible and easy to understand design options for water quality reports.
February 26. We published an article in the American City and County highlighting the stories of small communities working toward lead pipe removal. Our interviews with civic leaders from these communities are captured here, as well as a call for greater oversight of lead testing in California's school.
February 1. We released a report on improving endangered species mitigation.
January 15. Five design submissions were awarded the Water Data Prize. Discussions with utilities, state agencies, and EPA are ongoing to incorporate these design elements in water utility communication.
See an archive of earlier news items here.
LEADING WITH HEAD AND HEART
An effective organization revolves around values that define its character and culture. These are ours.
Speed. When the planet's on fire, rapid innovation is better than slow and steady.
Pragmatism. We focus on ambitious but achievable solutions and believe that compromise and progress is more effective than purity and stasis.
Wall-less. Innovation happens more in places without hierarchies and where every person and every idea gets respect. We do that.
Honesty. We will acknowledge our efforts that work and those that do not, and we will not withhold innovation for political reasons.
Empathy. People who live in the landscape where conservation occurs need to be listened to and respected as residents. Their ideas and values have often gotten too little respect.
Prosperity. We are committed to environmental progress and to prosperity for people because the most enduring and exceptional outcomes require both.