We build policies that deliver spectacular improvements

in the speed and scale of conservation



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Endangered Species

Fewer extinctions, more recoveries. A new generation of policies and practices can get us there.


All Americans deserve access to clean and safe water. Our environment needs clean water too.


Environmental markets, propelled by technology, can drive a new century of ecological restoration.


What's New

April 15. We launched the Lead-Free Water Challenge, a program for small municipalities and utilities, where we will provide technical assistance and resources, to help remove lead pipes. See press release. We are also hosting a webinar, "Tackling Lead Service Line Replacement in Small Municipalities" on April 15 at 1pm ET. Register here.

April 2. We released a statement on the water policy highlights of the Biden administration's infrastructure plan. Circle of Blue and E&E News interviewed EPIC staff for our insights on plan implementation and details.

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.

See an archive of earlier news items here.


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.