The Report wants to include as many voices as possible. The Report began by tracking information from state agencies, but there are many organizations that have valuable information to share about water resources. You can see who is included in the Report here. @WatResReport follows all of the organizations that are included in the Report. If you want your organization to be a part of the Report, it can be. The Report currently has three categories of organizations: agencies, NGOs, and private organizations. Information about how to get listed in the Report is provided below based on what category your organization fits into.
The Report began by looking for the relevant environmental regulatory organization for each of the 50 U.S. States. If the Report identified an active Twitter account for each such organization, it was added to the Report. Since then the Report has identified other state governmental organizations that tweet about water resources. Despite our efforts the list is not comprehensive, and there are certainly lots of government organizations that have valuable information to share.
If you want to get listed you should tweet @WatResReport. The information associated with your Twitter handle will be enough for the Report to verify that your organization is a governmental organization. It may take a couple of days for the verification to be completed, but the Report will reply to your tweet when your account is a part of the Report. Be sure to read the Tips section below to see how to make sure your tweets make it into the Report.
The Report began following governmental organizations largely because they are relatively easy to identify and verify, but NGOs also have valuable information to share, and the Report is a great way to do that. The Report is actively looking for NGOs to be included in the Report. We are particularly interested in organizations that are focused on a single watershed or waterbody. State agencies often highlight different water bodies at a high level, but organizations with a smaller geographic focus have a wealth of useful knowledge to share and participation from these groups only makes the Report stronger.
If you want to get your NGO included in the Report, you should tweet @WatResReport. From there we will send you a message and establish direct private communication. Verification of NGOs and related Twitter accounts is more difficult than governmental organizations, so we will require additional information from you prior to your NGO getting listed in the Report. It won't take much, and the Report will benefit from your participation. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
The Private category of the Report includes for-profit companies and industries that may have an interest in sharing their work related to water resources. The Report is a great vehicle to demonstrate to a large audience what your company is doing to protect, restore, and understand water resources. Being a part of the Report allows your company to map projects alongside information from governmental organizations and NGOs about what is going on in the environment. You can use it to celebrate successful projects, provide perspective on complicated issues, and demonstrate your commitment to protecting water resources.
If you want to get your NGO company included in the Report, you should tweet @WatResReport. From there we will send you a message and establish direct private communication. Verification of private organizations and related Twitter accounts is more difficult than governmental organizations, so we will require additional information from you prior to your organization getting listed in the Report. Getting your private organization listed in the Report is a form of advertising, and we will work with you to develop an agreement that is appropriate for your organization.
As the owner and operator of the Water Resources Report, Hodge.WaterResources, LLC reserves the right to remove organizations or refuse the inclusion of organizations that would result in offensive content being a part of the Report. Your organization will be removed/refused from the Report if your Twitter timeline includes content that promotes: hatred, violence, harassment, racism, or sexual, religious, or political intolerance. Your organization will also be removed if your Twitter timeline includes content that is likely to shock or disgust, is exploitative or appears to unfairly capitalize at the expense of others.
The Water Resources Report is meant to be a platform for learning what is happening with water resources. That may include strong opinions. Don't be a jerk and your organization can be a part of the Report.