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

September 15. EPIC launched the 2021 Water Data Prize. Inviting water utilities, tech startups, students or anyone with visualization and data tools that could help communities identify lead pipes and help families better understand whether and how they are exposed to lead in drinking water. 

September 2. EPIC presented our work related to the Consumer Confidence Reports at the 18th Annual EPA Drinking Water Workshop. EPIC staff currently serves on the EPA working group which will provide recommendations to EPA on the Consumer Confidence Report Rule revisions.

August 9. EPIC released a new report on the allocation of EPA's Drinking Water State Revolving Funds to communities across the nation. Coverage of the report by E&E News and Vox.

August 2. Our article on the poor accessibility of water utilities' consumer confidence reports (CCRs) based on an analysis of 270 nationally representative CCRs was published in Utilities Policy. An open-access summary version of the article is available on Global Water Forum. 

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.