Alabama Water Rally!
March 15 - March 17
Alabama Water Rally 2024
Alabama’s annual gathering of clean water advocates
March 15 – 17 | Camp McDowell in Nauvoo, Alabama
REGISTRATION OPEN NOW!
Full Scholarships Available!
WHAT TO EXPECT AT WATER RALLY 2024
Speakers & Workshops | Training Sessions | Deep Dives Into Trending Topics | Art Breaks | Networking & Celebrations
Sally Bethea, former Chattahoochee Riverkeeper and now celebrated author of Keeping the Chattahoochee, will provide our keynote address
Dr. Emily Grubert, civil engineer and environmental sociologist at Notre Dame, will address the nexus between water and energy and how we may see a just energy transition in our future
PLENARY AND SESSION TOPICS INCLUDE:
Bacteriological Water Monitoring with Alabama Water Watch! Click here to register (registration for this is separate from Water Rally)
Deep Dive into using State Revolving Funds (SRFs) to tackle wastewater issues
Chandler Mountain SAVED: A Success Story, with the Community Members Who Saved Their Land
An Intergenerational Conversation about Climate Change
Creating Comradery Over Dinner, with scientists, advocates and artists
Dismantling the System … As You Work Within It
Talking to your Legislators is Not As Hard As You Think!
Constructed Wetlands for Wastewater Treatment: A Nontechnical Overview
Planning What To Do In Case Your Leader is Hit By a Bus
Anti-Racism Training (see below for more on this!)
Outdoor Recreation and Greenway Partnerships
Sunday Morning Choose Your Own Art Adventure
OTHER FUN THINGS HAPPENING AT ALABAMA WATER RALLY:
River Celebration Awards!
Sunday Art Stations!
Live Music from the Yellow Dandies!
Sally Bethea (author and former Chattahoochee Riverkeeper)
Camille Bennett (Project Say Something)
Sarah Diefendorf (The Capacity Collaborative)
Bradley Davidson (Conservation Alabama)
Michele Forman (Southern Exposure Films and Catalyst Films)
Dr. Emily Grubert (University of Notre Dame)
Greg Guthrie (Geological Survey of Alabama)
Henry Hughes (Friends of Shades Creek)
Joseph Jenkins (Conservation Biologist)
Kathleen Kirkpatrick (The Capacity Collaborative)
Ben Lyon (Save Chandler Mountain)
Dr. Jillian Maxy-Brown (University of Alabama)
Elaine McCarty (The Capacity Collaborative)
Victoria Miller (Alabama Rivers Alliance)
Evan Milligan (hip hop artist)
Justinn Overton (Coosa Riverkeeper)
Carlee Sanford (Ruffner Mountain, Jefferson County Greenways Commission)
Ankur Shah (Huntsville Environmental Coalition)
William Strickland (Mobile Baykeeper)
Fran Summerlin (Save Chandler Mountain)
Daniel West (Geological Survey of Alabama) (invited)
Vickey Wheeler (friends of Big Canoe Creek)
ABOUT THE ANTI-RACISM TRAINING
Our country was financially and culturally built with the foundation of anti-Black racism. Nowhere is that more evident than in the disproportionate environmental injustices facing communities of color all across our nation and our state. The legacy of anti-Black racism continues to shape our culture. Anti-racism training helps participants process the root causes of systemic racism and inequities. The only way to work towards an equitable future is to understand the nuances of anti-racism. It is important for all people, especially advocates for change, to understand the nuances of anti-racism, and intersectionality.
Training Topics Include:
Anti racist policy advocacy
Navigating whiteness in political spaces
A NOTE FROM ARA: We are proud to be able to offer this professionally facilitated anti-racism training to all Water Rally attendees. No matter how big or small your organization or group is, and no matter your role (staff, board member, volunteer, etc.) all attendees will benefit from this highly valued training. Thanks to sponsors, we are so excited to be able to offer this training at no extra cost to you within your registration.
ABOUT 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. Water Rally is the premiere educational, networking and celebratory event for community and watershed-based organizations as well as individual Alabamians interested in #CleanWater and the protection of all our waterways. The conference moves to different regions of the state each year so that it is accessible to communities and groups from all parts of Alabama. In 2024, we return to Wonderful Wonderful Camp McDowell.
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Thank you so much to our 2024 Water Rally sponsors!
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