Did you know that deforestation affects an ecosystem's ability to provide clean drinking water to the people who live there? Or that the location of a dam could determine the survival of migratory fish?
This interactive feature lets you explore the different threats that have an impact on watersheds around the world—and the strategies the Conservancy is using to address them. Click on the illustration above to actually see how different changes, such as the building of a dam, can affect a freshwater ecosystem.
In addition to learning about the different strategies the Conservancy uses to mitigate the impacts to threats such as invasive species, increasing water consumption, and agricultural runoff, you can read examples of how the Conservancy is implementing these strategies all over the world.
Q&A with Lindsay Chadderton
Reduced Water Consumption
Colorado River, CO and Murray Darling River, Australia