Water is Life Community Conversations: Black Warrior and Cahaba Watersheds


Alabama Rivers Alliance, with support from the US State Department’s Citizen Diplomacy Action Fund and in partnership with local community groups, is hosting a series of events celebrating Alabama’s exceptional freshwater resources.

Alabama is blessed with more than 132,000 miles of rivers and streams that provide a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities and are home to the greatest freshwater biodiversity in the country, including more species of turtles, crayfish, snails, and mussels than any other state. Over heavy hors d’oeuvres and delicious beverages, and with a collection of watershed stakeholders, including state legislators and NGOs, we will discuss opportunities to protect and celebrate Alabama’s freshwater resources and to promote safe and healthy outdoor recreation in our waters.

We hope you’ll join us on Wednesday, October 25 for an in-person Water is Life: Community Conversations! RSVP to us by Monday, October 23 by replying here or by calling 205-322-6395 ext. 1004.


*SPECIAL NOTE*: Join us a little early at 5 pm for a private behind-the-scenes tour of the World of Water with Erik Lizee, Vice President of Exhibits, Facilities & Planning for the McWane Center. This exhibit provides a fascinating glimpse into our planet’s marine and freshwater life, combining land and water environments to showcase the incredible biodiversity that exists in and along our waterways.


PARKING DETAILS: Park in the attached parking deck on Level C, and enter through the Special Event Doors. Tour will begin very close to 5 pm.