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Preserving Our Water: How We Use the Delaware Watershed

Farm to faucet
Welcome to the Riverwalk along the Christina River in Wilmington. It’s one of many rivers, creeks and streams that make up the geology and the geography of the first state.
So when you think about water, do you wonder how our drinking water gets from its beginning to your home faucet? It takes a lot of coordination both in and out of Delaware.

The next generation
The work never ends when it comes to cleaning up our streams and water supply. Because change comes so slowly, most of us won’t reap the benefits in our lifetime. And if you think about it, the only way to ensure that happens is to focus on the next generation of water stewards who will continue the legacy of clean water.

Early settlers
The Delaware watershed covers New Castle County all the way to Lewes where the Delaware River opens to the Delaware Bay. Our friends at 302 Productions have profiled this area. It starts with the earliest European settlers.

First Person: Watershed projects
The Brandywine-Christina watershed spans three states and supplies drinking water to over half a million people in Delaware and Pennsylvania. A newly-released report highlights what projects are being carried out throughout the watershed to improve its overall health. Joining us to talk about some of the report’s findings is Martha Narvaez, a policy scientist at the Water Resources Center at the University of Delaware.

Newport Rowing Club
Water is vital for life, and keeping our rivers and streams clean is important not just for drinking, but also for recreation. Let’s head out on the Christina River with the Newport Rowing Club, and you’ll see how these students see the water in a different light.

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