The Delaware River Basin

Shared water resources require shared responsibility.

WATER IS ESSENTIAL FOR LIFE.

We know this, right? But beyond drinking and washing at home, water’s bigger role is largely hidden from the general public. Most people aren’t aware we need water to cool facilities that power our homes, to carry ships filled with everyday items to our ports, to make quality medicines, and to sustain industries like recreation, brewing, and agriculture. From the bananas and coffee that fuel your morning routine to the energy that powers your nightlight, from the inspiration of the river on your morning jog to the car you use for work that was shipped by boat to our ports, water is behind most of our daily activities. It provides natural beauty that makes each community unique and welcomes visitors to explore our waterfront activities and shopping.

WATER IS AN UNSUNG HERO, BUT IT’S OUR TURN TO STEP UP AND SAVE THE DAY.

We can and must ensure that this essential resource is safe, clean, and plentiful for our great great grandchildren.

HERE ARE SOME FACTS ABOUT THE DELAWARE RIVER BASIN.

$15 Million

PEOPLE RELY ON DRB FOR DRINKING WATER

$20 Billion

ANNUAL ECONOMIC ACTIVITY

600,000 Jobs

JOBS SUPPORTED

4 States, 42 Counties, and 868 Municipalities

INCLUDED IN THE DRB

400 Types of birds, over 90 Fish species

RELY ON DRB FOR HABITAT

Catalyzing political will, amplifying social needs, and building innovative and informed collaborations are necessary to combat the visible and invisible forces that threaten the Basin’s vitality and ours.

How does water play an invaluable role in your life, business, or community? And how can you step up and protect this shared resource as we work together to build our shared future?