The Water We Share

Thousands of years ago, glacial seas cover the Lehigh Valley, infusing the land with minerals, nutrients and life forms. The water these glaciers left behind slowly carved out our land, […]

Thousands of years ago, glacial seas cover the Lehigh Valley, infusing the land with minerals, nutrients and life forms. The water these glaciers left behind slowly carved out our land, creating the waterways that now traverse the Valley. Since humans have arrived, these creeks, streams and rivers have continued to change. Like the imprint that water makes on our land, our own history is being etched on the water. “The Water We Share” is a four-part documentary on the many ways in which water has shaped the Lehigh Valley’s history.

The Price of Progress: Learn how the rivers and streams of the region have affected inhabitants of the Lehigh Valley, from the paleo-Indians to the early European settlers to the Industrial Revolution and on up to today.


Learning From The Water: The water has shaped us, but our actions have also shaped it. Discover the steps that Lehigh Valley residents are taking today to help clean up water problems left over from past industrial and municipal waste.


A Return To The Rivers: More and more people are returning to the waterfront as the Lehigh and Delaware Rivers become increasingly cleaner. Find out what promises improved waterways hold for the economy, recreation and civic pride.


Making It Last: As the population of the Lehigh Valley grows, steps must be taken to preserve clean drinking water for future generations. Learn what steps residents are taking to both protect the water and educate young people about its importance.