Urban Waters

The Urban Waters Cycle

Urban Waters: A Cycle of Change

The Urban Waters Program is anchored in a simple cycle of change: linking water quality improvements to self-determined community priorities generates broader support and sustains the long-term efforts needed to restore urban water quality. The program strives to create a "virtuous cycle," as illustrated by the image below, which connects people to their urban waters and engages them in restoration, generates new momentum for urban water quality restoration efforts, and improves the surrounding neighborhoods and communities. 

Image text of the urban waters cycle: Improve water quality. Connect communities to waterways. Revitalize communities. Engage people in restoration.