Connect and Support
Waterkeeper Alliance connects individual Waterkeeper organizations to each other and supports them by providing expertise in science, law, strategic planning and communications, increasing their effectiveness in courtrooms, town halls, classrooms, and in the media.
As a global grassroots movement, our annual conferences provide invaluable opportunities for Waterkeeper organizations to network and learn from each others’ challenges and successes, attend capacity-building and technical workshops, and draw insights and inspiration from world-renowned speakers such as Dr. James Hansen, Dr. Vandana Shiva and Erin Brockovich.
Between annual conferences, regional meetings afford Waterkeeper organizations the chance to develop regional advocacy strategies, share resources, and continue capacity building and technical learning.
Outside of annual conferences and regional meetings, Waterkeeper Alliance provides Waterkeepers with a wealth of resources, including a team of experts in environmental law, science and engineering, community organizing, communications, and capacity building to help in their advocacy efforts and organizational management and development. Whether it is assistance in drafting permit comments, reviewing environmental impact statements, prepping for a press conference, or developing strategic or small-business plans, our team draws on the experiences of fellow Waterkeepers and a network of outside specialists and authorities on water resource protection to further enhance and strengthen the effectiveness of our movement.
By working together, Waterkeepers around the world can more effectively address local threats to their waterways. The accumulated success of our movement adds to the strength of local action – polluters know that the entire Alliance stands behind each of our Waterkeepers. We are acting locally and organizing globally.