Water Infrastructure Events

Water Infrastructure Events

Below is a list of upcoming meetings and events related to water infrastructure. If you have an event you’d like included, please email latia@freshwaterfuture.org.

3/7/2018: Great Lakes Days

During this two day convening (March 7-8 2018), events will feature dialogue on Great Lakes priorities by regional leaders and members of Congress who play a critical role in shaping Great Lakes policies. Meetings will offer an opportunity for Great Lakes stakeholders to convene with colleagues and share perspectives on important Great Lakes issues.

Join Freshwater Future and others from across the Great Lakes region as we continue to address issues of common concern, develop shared solutions, and collectively advance an agenda to protect and enhance the region’s economic prosperity and environmental health.

Where: 1177 15th St NW, Washington D.C 20005 – The Madison Hotel

Click here for the most up-to-date agenda : GLD Agenda 2018


3/19/2018: All About Water 2.0: Infrastructure Through the Water Access and Health Lens

Lawyers, community leaders, activists, environmental practitioners, political figures, and non-profit leaders from across the State of Michigan and broader Great Lakes region will convene to discuss current policies impacting water infrastructure, drinking water access, and its community-wide health implications.

Where: Wayne County Community College Northwestern Campus – Larry K. Lewis Education Building

*Please note that due to limited space, this is a invite only event. If you are interested in attending All About Water, please contact Latia Leonard at latia@freshwaterfuture.org 

3/22/2018: World Water Day

World Water Day focuses attention on the importance of universal access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) facilities in developing countries. The day also focuses on advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. World Water Day is held every year on March 22. This year’s theme is “Nature for Water”.

Want to celebrate World Water Day in your community? Search for local events to participate in here: http://worldwaterday.org/events-map/

6/15/2018: Allied Media Conference

Join us for the 20th annual Allied Media Conference: June 15 – 17. Held every summer in Detroit, the conference brings together a vibrant and diverse community of people using media to incite change: filmmakers, radio producers, technologists, youth organizers, writers, entrepreneurs, musicians, dancers, and artists. The conference features over 300 hands-on workshops, panels, film screenings, Detroit tours, art and music events, strategy sessions, karaoke, bowling, collaborative art and more.

The conference provides focus in the form of tracks, practice spaces, and newtork gatherings. A Track is a series of sessions connected by a shared theme.   A Practice Space is a hands-on open studio space dedicated to a creative practice. A Network Gathering is a day-long mini-conference convened by a local or national network on the Thursday of the AMC.

Where: Wayne State University – Student Center and various other campus buildings

For more information on AMC 2018 featured Tracks, Practice Spaces, and Network Gathering, click here.



7/20/2018: Great Lakes Relay

The Great Lakes Relay is an annual event sponsored by the Lakeshore Striders Running Club, that started in 1992. The relay is a three day long event (July 20 – 22, 2018). The race benefits Michigan Special Olympics. The course is approximately 270 miles. On behalf of the Great Lakes Relay, the Lakeshore Striders Running Club has made previous donations totaling over $100,000 to the following charities: MSO, MITCA, Turning Point, Oakland University, Hoeft State Park, North Higgins Lake Park, Mio/Ausable Schools, Grayling Schools, Rogers City Schools, and scholarships to HS Senior CC Runners.

10/16/2018: Healing Our Waters (HOW) Great Lakes Restoration Conference

Each year Healing Our Waters–Great Lakes Coalition brings together a diverse group of more than 400 people from throughout the Great Lakes region to attend the Great Lakes Restoration Conference. This year’s conference provides a 2-day forum for participants to learn about current Great Lakes Restoration issues, network at the largest annual gathering of Great Lakes supporters and activists, and develop strategies to advance federal, regional and local restoration goals.

We’ll add details and registration information as they’re announced.

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