Alabama Water Rally 2019

CLEAN WATER COUNTS!

Alabama Water Rally 2019

March 15 – 17

Escape with us to Camp Beckwith in gorgeous Fairhope, Alabama

 

Water Rally is THE premiere educational, networking and celebratory event for all Alabamians interested in advocating for Clean Water and in the protection of all of Alabama’s waterways.

Whether it is bringing in new dollars for your local economy through ecotourism opportunities, preventing the need for increased treatment of drinking water by protecting source waters, or ensuring ample water is available for all our communities’ needs including pollution dissemination, growing food, and generating electricity – clean water counts as an integral part of Alabama’s economy.  Alabama Water Rally 2019 will focus on the economic benefits of clean water and the economic challenges that we face when clean water is not valued properly.

 

 

What is Alabama Water Rally?

Alabama Water Rally is the annual gathering of Alabama’s network of water advocates and allies hosted by the Alabama Rivers Alliance. This is the premiere educational, networking and celebratory event for community and watershed based organizations as well as individual 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 and groups from all parts of Alabama. In 2019, we escape together to Camp Beckwith in beautiful Fairhope, Alabama.

What happens at Alabama Water Rally?

Each year Alabama Water Rally brings more than 100 individual river defenders 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. 

 

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 hang out, celebrate our victories, share our challenges, and plan for the future. Days are packed with informative education sessions and each night features a spirit of celebration with live music, food & drink, and so much more. Escape with us!

Want to submit a proposal for a presentation?

If you are an expert on a particular topic that fits in one of these categories, we invite you to submit a presentation proposal to us. If you have someone in mind that you would like to see present on one of these areas, please share this with them and ask them to submit a proposal. We want to hear from YOUWater Rally registration fees are waived for presenters.  Lodging and travel assistance may be available on a case by case basis.

Alabama Water Rally presentations are typically 90 minutes and can include presentation, slides, group activities, and opportunities for participant Q&A. Presentations can be formal or casual, lecture or interactive. You may bring handouts, photos, stories and any other materials.  The best presentations incorporate some type of training or teaching that leaves participants with something they can take back to their community!

Presentation proposals due by December 1st.  Click here to submit.
Photos from Alabama Water Rally 2018 in Montgomery: