Water is Life series with ARA + partners!

Join us the second Tuesday of each month from noon – 1 pm for the Water is Life Zoom Talk series! We highlight the role that water plays in our lives throughout Alabama and we share how you can participate in the efforts to protect water. You’ll hear from our partners across the state, and leading experts in water protection. We even have a few river and Alabama history lessons thrown in! The Alabama Rivers Alliance and our partners are always thinking about clean water and we know it means many things to many people in Alabama, that’s why we launched our new Water is Life webinar series on Rivers of Alabama Day in 2020!


Water is Life: Forever Chemicals with Ryan Anderson (SELC) and Eric Reidy (ADEM)

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law has provided significant new funding for water infrastructure in Alabama, including dedicated funds for water utilities to address emerging contaminants in our drinking water. These funds are being distributed through the Alabama Department of Environmental Management. The most urgent emerging contaminants in our drinking in Alabama are PFAS/PFOS also known as “forever chemicals” and EPA is currently proposing new stricter standards for these chemicals in drinking water, but where are these chemicals coming from and are government agencies also working to prevent any more from getting into our waterways? Join us Tuesday, May 9 at noon as we discuss the challenges facing our waterways in Alabama from forever chemicals and the latest efforts by ADEM, EPA and advocates to address these challenges.




Watch any of the past Water is Life Zoom Talks either by clicking here or by selecting from the pull down menu in the player below.