Alabama Water Rally

Registration open now! Click here to register today!

Registration open now! Click here to register today!

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Please register by Wednesday, March 1!

 Click here to apply for a scholarship to Water Rally.

Click here to nominate a River Hero and for more information on the River Celebration Awards. 

Click here to see and/or download the 2017 Alabama Water Rally agenda!


Alabama Rivers Alliance will be celebrating our 20th year anniversary at the Alabama Water Rally in 2017. We wholeheartedly want you there to help us celebrate our past successes as a river movement, while we collaborate on how to best defend our rivers now and for years to come. 


Interested in becoming certified as a water monitor? Our partners at Alabama Water Watch are offering a FREE Bacteriological Water Training right before Alabama Water Rally kicks off on Friday, March 17 from  12 pm – 4 pm! Click here to learn more and to reserve your spot today!

Thank you to our sponsors for helping us bring Water Rally to everyone!

Mark and Maggie Johnston | Cameron Vowell

What is Alabama Water Rally?  

Alabama Water Rally is the annual conference of the Alabama Rivers Alliance. This is the premier educational and networking and celebratory event for Alabamians interested in #CleanWater and protection of all our waterways. The conference moves to different regions of the state each year so that it is accessible to citizens from all parts of Alabama. In 2017, we will be celebrating our 20th year anniversary and will return to our first location — wonderful, wonderful Camp McDowell.

Who attends Alabama Water Rally?

Each year Alabama Water Rally brings more than 100 individual attendees from a variety of backgrounds together to share, network, and learn — and celebrate our 132,000 miles of rivers and streams. Participants include protectors of our rivers, community leaders, students interested in environmental advocacy, agency employees, teachers, elected officials, scientists, lawyers, engineers, concerned citizens, nature lovers, and other eco-minded folks. You’ll mix and mingle with attendees who all want to work together to #DefendRivers.


What happens at Alabama Water Rally?

Alabama Water Rally participants receive professional development training from experts on the newest ideas and innovations in science, community organizing, advocacy work, campaign development, strategic planning and environmental policy work. It’s a great opportunity for professional development as well as a chance to commune with eco-minded people to socialize, celebrate our victories, share our challenges, and have a fantastical time. Days are packed with informative education sessions and each night features entertainment, live music and a spirit of celebration.

River defenders at Alabama Water Rally 2016 in Mobile, Alabama.


Questions? Please contact Martha Hunter at mhunter (at) or at 205-322-6395.