American Rivers invites you to a River Conservation Roundtable discussion we are co-hosting with the Hispanic Access Foundation during Latino Advocacy Week (LAW). The Roundtable discussion will take place on March 17th at 10 am MT. You can learn more and sign up for the event HERE. We’ve got an excellent panel of speakers lined up that will talk about the importance of rivers and water conservation in their communities (focused on both protection and restoration) and then there will be ample time for discussion and networking after the panel.
Here is a bit more about the event: The impacts of climate change are threatening all aspects of life, and communities across the country often experience these impacts through their relationship with water. Cities are struggling to do more with less water, forest fires are more destructive, and storms are triggering more life-threatening floods. In many ways, the American Southwest is the canary in the coalmine – its megadrought and unprecedented wildfires are critical problems facing us today and in the future. Meanwhile, funding through the recently passed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is available to support critical investments in water infrastructure, river restoration and flood protection, and land and water protection efforts like the Biden Administration’s America the Beautiful initiative are advancing. This Latino Advocacy Week roundtable, presented by Hispanic Access Foundation and American Rivers, will discuss how communities can identify the waterways important to them and develop river restoration and climate resiliency projects that serve their communities and protect our precious water resources.