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July 20, 2020
waterloop #38: Fay Hartman on Rivers as Economic Engines

Fay Hartman is the Conservation Director of the Colorado River Basin Program at American Rivers. In this episode Fay talks about the federal government’s history of investing in river and water projects that damage rivers and perpetuate injustices ...


Fay Hartman is the Conservation Director of the Colorado River Basin Program at American Rivers.

In this episode Fay talks about the federal government’s history of investing in river and water projects that damage rivers and perpetuate injustices against people of color and low-income communities. She discusses how rivers are powerful economic drivers, particularly through recreation and tourism, and that restoration results in job creation and economic growth. Amy says that American Rivers is calling on Congress to invest $500 billion over 10 years to improve water infrastructure, modernize flood management, and revitalize watersheds.

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