Environmental Working Group
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) uses research, education, communication, and advocacy to help people make more informed choices, and to push the government toward healthier policies. They’ve recently launched an initiative to protect drinking water from farm pollution, creating healthier conditions for millions of people.
Highlights of EWG’s projects thus far include their work to:
- Assemble water testing data from over 50,000 utilities to create a national Tap Water Database that people can use to learn about contaminants in their drinking water and learn what they can do to protect themselves.
- Launch a Farming and Tap Water resource that includes reports, maps, infographics, and action alerts to build pressure for better policies and programs to protect source water.
- Build a team of experts in remote sensing to reveal what measures farmers are taking to cut pollution from their fields.
- Highlight the connection between farm runoff and toxic algae blooms.