Island Press Field Notes blog

Island Press Field Notes

By David F. Coursen / On June 24th, 2019

Clean water and safe drinking water are basic human needs, and access to them should be everyone’s right. America’s people and its environment deserve no less.

By ThienVinh Nguyen / On June 6th, 2019

Fred Tutman is the Patuxent Riverkeeper, one of a global network of 343 people who advocate for individual rivers. He’s also the nation’s only African-American Riverkeeper.

By Laurie Mazur / On June 4th, 2019

As risk of floods increases, so does awareness and determination among flood survivors, who are no longer simply victims, but an ever-growing constituency for change.

By Dave Evans / On June 3rd, 2019

A personal reflection on the importance of the Clean Water Act — and why the Trump Administration’s proposal to dramatically reduce its scope is so destructive.

By Chrishelle Palay / On April 24th, 2019

Natural disasters are sometimes seen as great levelers, affecting rich and poor alike. The reality is different.

By Jada Mosley / On April 12th, 2019

Plastics have transformed every aspect of our lives. Yet the very properties that make them attractive spell disaster when trash makes its way into the environment.

By Mary Ann Dickinson / On April 1st, 2019

Our lawns guzzle too much of it. There’s a lot we can do to reduce outdoor water use without losing the landscapes we enjoy.

Photo credit: Fountain by Flickr.com user Nicola

By Chidinma Onuoha / On March 22nd, 2019

Author John Fleck discuss the role water plays in the West and adaptable community efforts that can be used for a changing environment. 

By Rebecca Wodder / On March 18th, 2019

Learning from Singapore's holistic approach to water sustainability.

By Jada Mosley / On February 22nd, 2019

This edition of The Great Lakes Water Wars is an engrossing, essential book for readers of the first edition and new readers alike.  

Pages