Mission and Background


The Foundation is committed to providing balanced information regarding the use of water as a renewable energy resource in the Northwest.


All segments of the public have become increasingly concerned with the costs and benefits of operating hydroelectric facilities. Environmental impacts, operational issues, economic needs, preservation of benefits such as flood control and recreation, and an increasingly complex regulatory and legislative atmosphere contribute to a public often lacking the clarity and information needed to make informed choices.


By working with the general public, opinion leaders, teachers, school age children, and other interested groups, the Foundation provides balanced information which can help them make informed choices. Anyone interested in water and energy issues may purchase materials through the Foundation.

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