Past Event

Endangered World Rivers and Deltas: Where the Rivers Flow in the Cycle to Revitalize the Oceans

Jason Rainey,  Executive Director, International Rivers,  Winner of the 2013 Mac
Wed, Apr 30 2014 - 6:00pm

Steven Goldbeck, Chief Deputy Director, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission; Former Co-chair, San Francisco Estuary Project's Dredging and Waterway Modification Committee 
Kimery Wiltshire, CEO & Director, Carpe Diem West 
Jason Rainey (pictured), Executive Director, International Rivers; Winner, 2013 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions

International rivers and their deltas are vulnerable to flooding, water intrusion, drought and severely damaged ecologies. Deltas are the critical point where the rivers flow in nature's cycle to revitalize the oceans and earth. Join two distinguished experts for a discussion of the damage and destruction to the world's deltas. Learn what the international Delta Alliance and their partners are doing to restore major rivers and deltas, including the Nile Delta, Yangtze Delta and the Mississippi Delta and hear what International Rivers and their partners are doing to protect the world's great rivers from the current surge of large dam construction, which threatens the health and productivity of deltas from Africa to Latin America to Southeast Asia.