The Backward River playlist

music playlist curated by The Backward River team to inspire you to reclaim your water and reimagine a thriving Chicago Area Waterway System.

Freshwater Lab media

Watch videos, read articles, listen to podcasts and more created by Freshwater Lab members and affiliates

Gen Z Environmental Justice Leaders

Gen Z climate justice leaders heighten our awareness of the magnitude of the climate crisis and the burden thrusted upon local communities

The Water Chronicles

A podcast hosted by Becky Lyons where we unearth people’s stories of their relationship with freshwater.

The River Speaks

Hear each branch of the Chicago River speak candidly about their personal experience and learn firsthand from the water about what life is like.

Moving Forward with the Chicago River

Rachel HavrelockCitlalli Trujillo and Erika Chavez discuss the past, present and future of the Chicago River with MWRD Commissioner Eira L. Corral Sepúlveda

Militarizing Rivers

A conversation about engineered waterways and the crumbling infrastructure that transforms rivers into pipelines

Freshwater Media Festival

Explore the politics of freshwater and reimagine its revolutionary potential