America's Waterways - on the airwaves!
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.
Get Connected!
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.
Save the Date! 20th Annual Waterways Symposium
Join us at the preeminent conference on inland waterways issues - the Waterways Symposium! Join us for our 20th year anniversary November 13-15 in New Orleans!
Award Winning Public Education
Our TV commercial, "America's Waterways" won a 2022 Reed Award from Campaigns & Elections! Best TV ad for public affairs, Infrastructure category
20 Years of Successful Advocacy
Celebrating 20 years in 2023!

For two decades, WCI has been the leading advocate for improving the reliability and efficiency of America's inland waterway navigation infrastructure. We've been the respected voice on the importance of locks and dams to Congress, the Administration, and media. Take a look at 20 years of success on our timeline.

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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.