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April 2017

Integrated Water Management Planning: A Discussion on Social Benefit Considerations

April 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

This fall, River Network held a series of webinars co-hosted by Urban Waters Learning Network to better understand Integrated Water Management (IWM) and share examples of communities that are implementing IWM practices to achieve the “triple bottom line” of environmental, social, and economic benefits. Webinar topics included an overview of integrated water management and sessions that examined how communities are responding to sewage pollution, water scarcity, and flood risk issues in ways that break down silos for how water is…

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May 2017

River Rally 2017!

May 8 - May 11

River Rally is a national conference that attracts hundreds of river and watershed protection enthusiasts and experts, conservation professionals, and thought leaders from across the country and the world to learn from each other, share what works, get inspired, and celebrate success. River Rally 2017 will take place May 8-11 at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids, MI. The program each year includes an average of more than 65 workshops, multiple keynote presentations, abundant networking opportunities, and fun…

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UWLN Forum Agenda & Scholarships Still Available

May 8 @ 10:00 am - 5:15 pm EDT
Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Grand Rapids, MI United States

River Rally is fast approaching and we look forward to seeing many of you there.  Click here to view/download the agenda for the Urban Waters Learning Forum (10am-5:15pm) scheduled for Day 1 (May 8th). The morning portion of the Forum (10-11:30am) will focus on Fostering Upstream/Downstream Connections. We will focus the afternoon (1pm-5:15pm) on facilitated networking opportunities, giving you each a chance to share your work and have deeper discussions around topics of your choice. During this portion, we’ll also present…

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DEI webinar series: The What, Why, and How of Relevancy, Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity

May 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

RSVP HERE   Webinar: The What, Why, and How of Relevancy, Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity (Part 1 of 2) Our work to protect and restore the rivers and other waters exists within the context of a society that is increasingly diverse. Nearly 40% of the U.S. population are people of color, and predictions suggest that by the mid-2040s non-whites and people of mixed-race will be a majority of our population. To remain socially relevant, our organizations should reflect the diversity…

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June 2017

DEI webinar series: Grappling with Unconscious Bias for More Inclusive Water Protection and Restoration (part 2 of 2)

June 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

RSVP HERE Webinar: Grappling with Unconscious Bias for More Inclusive Water Protection and Restoration (Part 2 of 2)   Join this River Network webinar, the second in a 2-part series.  This interactive 90-minute session will build on the first webinar, which will be recorded and available for viewing before June 1st. Session 2 will explore the concept of unconscious bias and how it prevents us from doing our best diversity, equity, and inclusion work. The presenters will examine bias through…

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