Pollution & Environmental Concerns

Clean Water Act Owner’s Manual

Arguably no environmental law has had as sweeping of an influence on our daily lives and health than the Clean Water Act. Yet the success of the Act depends largely on citizen understanding, engagement and action.

The Clean Water Act online course is designed to give you options about how to learn about and use the Clean Water Act based on your own interests. The course is a companion to River Network’s book, The Clean Water Act: An Owner’s Manual. The book and the course is structured to help you:

  • Isolate specific problems

  • Identify possible solutions

  • Develop and leverage existing programs

  • Build effective outreach tools

The goal is to understand a) the laws established to protect our diverse waters, and b) the power people must exercise this knowledge.