By: TFN Staff

Water, water everywhere — and so many issues to consider.

Join us for two water-focused webinars this month that will delve into important issues facing communities across the country.

April’s  TFN Learning Network Webinar, Let’s Fix it Together: Effective Ways to Engage Your Community on Water Issues, takes place from  2 to 3 p.m. ET Wednesday April 11. (Register here!)

Community foundations across the country are increasingly engaging on a variety of local water issues, including aging water and wastewater systems, water and human health challenges, flooding and climate resilience, and disaster preparedness.

This learning webinar, organized by TFN’s Urban Water Funders, will feature work and insight from community foundations working in diverse regions, including participants in two community foundation initiatives housed at TFN: the California Community Foundation Water Initiative, which is coordinated by Smart Growth California, and the Philanthropic Preparedness, Resiliency and Emergency Partnership (PPREP), a cohort of community foundations in the Missouri River basin. This webinar will also feature the Great Lakes Community Foundation Water Initiative. Funders will discuss effective ways to engage their community on water issues, sharing success stories, lessons learned and opportunities for future improvement. The webinar will also include relevant information for national funders looking to support the working being done on a wide variety of water issues.

(Please register for this funder-only webinar by Friday, April 6, 2018 to be sure that you receive log-in details.)

A second webinar, Clean Water for Community Health and Justice, takes place from 3 to 4:15 p.m. ET Monday, April 16.
TFN is  proud to co-sponsor this webinar  along with the Biodiversity Funders Group, Environmental Grantmakers Association, and Health and Environmental Funders Network.

These are turbulent times, but some important progress is being made. New alliances across issues and geographies are forming and strengthening around the nation. The Clean Water for All Coalition brings together advocacy organizations with diverse backgrounds, from all levels of interest to protect and strengthen federal protections and funding for clean drinking water and healthy waterways. Likewise, the Health & Environmental Funders Network’s (HEFN) Drinking Water Group is an informal group of funders that is interested in improving children’s and communities’ environmental health, through a focus on access to safe, affordable, accessible drinking water, and continuing efforts to elevate philanthropic attention to drinking water issues.

Please join us for a conversation with colleagues and representatives of the Clean Water For All Coalition, HEFN Drinking Water Group and other groups for a review of the latest progress and targets for action to protect clean drinking water and healthy waterways for everyone.
Speakers include:
• Nancy Stoner, Water Program Director and Senior Fellow, Pisces Foundation
• Amy Panek, Senior Program Officer, Park Foundation
• Rosemary Enobakhare, Campaign Director, Clean Water for All Coalition
• Nsedu Obot Witherspoon, Executive Director, Children’s Environmental Health Network, and Clean Water for All Coalition Steering Committee member

Register for the  Clean Water for Community Health and Justice webinar here.