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WASHINGTON WATER TRUST

Washington's Water:
What's at Stake?

In a time when our water supply is decreasing while the demand for it is increasing, our rivers and streams are at great risk unless we do something about it. Washington Water Trust is dedicated to securing abundant and clean freshwater for Washington’s people, communities and environment for generations to come.

What We Do

Our mission is to protect and restore healthy rivers and streams across Washington so that fish, farms and communities can thrive for generations. We craft smart, collaborative solutions to our freshwater challenges that will withstand the test of time in our rapidly changing world.

Our Focus Areas

We focus our work in the following four areas:

  • Helping Rivers Flow
  • Reconnecting Water in the Landscape
  • Planning for Future Water Use
  • Developing Alternative Water Sources

Our Approach

Collaborative
We engage all water users for collective buy in

Creative
Our team crafts smart, evidence-based solutions

Transformative
We create lasting change for a rapidly changing world

Washington's Freshwater

Is There Enough?

Commonly thought of as a water-rich state, Washington's freshwater resources are at risk from past mismanagement, climate change, and increasing demand. The good news is we are doing something about it.

Our Impact

Since 1998, we have worked across the state from the San Juan Islands to the Palouse restoring water to thousands of river miles in more than 50 rivers and streams.

See Our Impact

You can help Washington's beautiful rivers and streams flow full and cool tomorrow and into the future

One-time Donation
Recurring Donation
Vehicle Donation
How To Support Us

News + Events

Understanding and Monitoring Drought in Washington

The Washington State Department of Ecology monitors developing drought conditions each year. They use information such as snow pack accumulation, precipitation, temperature, and historic and current weather patterns to assess drought conditions statewide. However, it's not just the state that monitors drought conditions, the public can play an important role as well.

Join us for a free online event to learn how recycled water can play a role in saving salmon in the Sammamish and beyond

Did you know recycled water is used in other states as a sustainable irrigation source for edible food crops but it is not yet widely being used for the same purpose here in Washington? Join us for a free online event on April 7th to learn how we are exploring recycled water as a food crop irrigation source in the Sammamish Valley and how it could lead to helping salmon in the Sammamish and beyond.

WWT raises $17,000 through Wild & Scenic Film Festival thanks to fantastic support from donors!

THANK YOU to everyone who tuned into our 7th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival on November 10, 2020. The online event turned out to be a great success with 140 households tuning in from around the country and helping us raise $17,000 to restore cool, clean freshwater to Washington's rivers in streams!