Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Registration Open For Virtual Sessions! 18th Chesapeake Bay Watershed Forum Nov. 3-5

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay is now accepting registrations for 10 selected virtual sessions of the 18th Chesapeake Watershed Forum to be held November 3-5.  [In-person registration is sold out.]

This year's theme is Private Investment In Sustainable Partnerships To Achieve Clean Water Goals.

This watershed-wide event reaches over 400 restoration and protection practitioners to inspire and empower local action towards clean water. 

The Forum shares successful tools and techniques, offer lessons and learnings from on-the-ground work, build capacities of local organizations, foster partnerships, educate on new initiatives and emerging practices, network with others, and celebrate our successes.

Consumer demand and preference help drive private sector priorities and investments. An increasing number of consumers seek to lead an ethical and sustainable lifestyle reflected in the products they consume and economies they support. 

As a result, an increasing number of partnerships between the private and the non-profit, governmental, academic, and other sectors have formed to respond to consumer demands around sustainability, conservation, and local community investment. 

In the Chesapeake Bay watershed, we see these partnerships act by adopting and promoting clean water and climate-resilient best practices, greening supply chains, investing in green economies in marginalized communities, reducing carbon footprints, and more.

This year’s Forum will highlight examples of successful, sustainable, and equitable examples of such partnerships. We are particularly interested in partnerships where there is investment of corporate resources, private dollars, and/or impactful business policy changes. We are further interested in how these partnerships reckon with and address historic injustices and are proactively working with under-resourced stakeholders.

We will showcase pathways for accessing new or existing partnerships of different sizes and scales, from landscape-scale restoration efforts with international corporations to local, community-based systems and endeavors. 

Additionally, we will feature innovative solutions and new scientific approaches that drive these partnership efforts towards achieving ambitious sustainability goals.

Click Here for all the details and to register for the virtual sessions.

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[Posted: October 11, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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