Tennessee's Water Blueprint

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RCWA is a signatory to this comprehensive report. Tennessee's Water Blueprint will be presented to our legislators and used as an educational tool in schools or by community organizations. One of the major goals of the Blueprint coordinators is to emphasize the importance of caretaking for our water resources from a local and State perspective. This is a beautiful publication and can be a great way to share your concerns with others.

Funding for Tennessee's Water Blueprint was provided by the Charles Stewart Mott
Foundation and the World Wildlife Fund. For more information about the project, or to become a signatory, visit

 Excerpts from teh publication:

All human societies are based on water and on the processes of the natural world—processes that are often hidden from view, but are critical to maintaining our health and prosperity. Only 1% of the water on earth is liquid freshwater, our most essential natural resource, and it must be protected for future generations."

"The water in Tennessee’s streams and river systems belongs to all of us. We all use clean water. We want to have enough for all our needs—for drinking, for farming,for fish,wildlife, and recreation. Industry requires water,and our state uses water to produce power. Our personal health and the economic health of our state depend on an abundant supply of clean water." 

Belgard Environmental
Center for Holistic Ecology
Conservation Fisheries, Inc.
Cumberland Green Bioregional Council
Cumberland River Compact
Friends of Radnor Lake
Dodd Galbreath, Executive Director, Institute for Sustainable Practice, Lipscomb University
Green Living Journal
Harpeth River Watershed Association
Harpeth Valley Utilities District
Ijams Nature Center
Land Trust for Tennessee
Metro Water Services (Nashville)
Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davison County, Tennessee
Mississippi River Corridor - Tennessee
The Nature Conservancy - Tennessee Chapter
National Parks Conservation Association
Obed Watershed Community Association
Outdoor Chattanooga
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility
Richland Creek Watershed Alliance
Southern Environmental Law Center
Stones River Watershed Association
Tennessee Association of Utility Districts
Tennessee Chapter of the Sierra Club
Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning
Tennessee Clean Water Network
Tennessee Conservation Voters
Tennessee Environmental Council
Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation
Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association
Tennessee Wildlife Federation
Veolia Water North America
Water Authority of Dickson County
Whites Creek Watershed Association
Wilson County Water Group
Wolf River Conservancy
World Wildlife Fund

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