Advocating a Modern National System of Ports & Inland Waterways
Our nation's waterways Keep America Moving, provide family-wage American jobs, support exports, and protect the environment. They relieve traffic congestion, are the most energy-efficient mode of surface transportation, and are vital to our agriculture, manufacturing and energy sectors.
The Fourth "R": RIVERS! Support Increased Funding for River Infrastructure
It's the fourth "R" - RIVERS! Its aging lock and dam infrastructure can't be forgotten among roads, rail and runways. Our waterways allow the nation's critical commodities - grain, coal, agricultural inputs, steel, petroleum products, chemicals, and aggregate materials - to be used domestically and to reach the export market in the safest, most efficient, most cost-competitive way.
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Help Waterways Council get the word out about the importance of waterway transportation and America’s lock and dam infrastructure. Share our TV commercial and other videos on your social media today!
Get Involved! Contact Your Legislators
Our D.C. fly-in is 24/7, 365 thanks to our website's Action Center. Contact your legislators and tell them locks and dams need attention.
18th Annual Waterways Symposium NOVEMBER 2-4, 2021
The preeminent waterways conference will be in St. Louis November 2-4, 2021. Join us for the 18th Annual Waterways Symposium!
WCI staff continues to telework for the foreseeable future in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. We are available by phone and email - please see the staff directory in the "About" dropdown menu.

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Your Voice is Needed! Tell Congress that Inland River Transportation Moves Products We Need and Use Every Day - Thanks to Lock and Dam Infrastructure!

Advocating a modern national system of inland waterway infrastructure & ports.