River Rally

River Rally is heading to Washington, DC! Join us June 4-7, 2022.

Hosted annually by River Network, River Rally provides an inspiring and energy-infused touchpoint for nonprofit groups from across the US and beyond, as well as for agency and foundation representatives, industry innovators, philanthropists, academics, students, and community leaders. We bring thought leaders and practitioners together to accelerate progress towards an equitable and sustainable water future.

After two years of virtual gatherings, River Rally, the nation’s largest annual conference for water professionals, is in-person once again for 2022. We’ll gather along the banks of the Potomac River in our nation’s capital to mark the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, one of the most comprehensive environmental statutes in the United States. The River Rally 2022 program will feature speakers celebrating this and other clean water victories and center equity across all topics, while illuminating today’s most urgent challenge: climate change.

Plus, join River Network and American Rivers on June 7-8 for Action Day for Clean Water & Rivers! Learn more on the Rally Program page.

COVID-19 Update: At this stage, we are planning for an in-person River Rally event in Washington, DC. At this point in time, we expect to require vaccinations for all attendees as well as masking when indoors. Throughout the planning process, we will continue to monitor public health guidelines and best practices to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect our community, making additional adjustments as necessary.



River Rally 2022 information coming soon!


Explore the 2021 program. See the program


Corporations, local businesses, and foundations are invited to join us as a River Rally sponsor.
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River Rally 2019 attendees. Photo by Benjamin Colon.
Thanks to generous supporters, we can provide support to water leaders around the US each year! The scholarship application period will open in February 2022.

Registration Info & Important Dates

February 1, 2022: Registration, scholarship applications, and Emerging Leader self-nominations open.

March 15, 2022: Scholarship and Emerging Leader deadline.

April 15, 2022: Deadline to book hotel rooms at discounted rate.

June 4-7, 2022: See you at Rally!

More dates and details to come. Sign up here to stay up to date.

See What Rally’s Like!

Curious about Rally? Approximately half of River Rally registrants each year are attending for the first time. We provide a welcoming space for newcomers to get to know our network and eagerly greet those who have attended before as old friends. To learn more about the Rally experience, click here and see what you’ve been missing!

At this time, it is so difficult to feel connected to your colleagues and to your community. [River Rally] offered opportunities not just to learn, but to connect with people, acknowledge the crises impacting our society, and think through ways to incorporate these needs into our work.”

-Anna Killius, James River Association, Virtual River Rally 2020 participant

Recent River Rally Sponsors & Supporters

Collabe image of company logos including American Rivers, American Water Works Association, Anheuser-Busch Foundation, Bridgestone, The Coca-Cola Co., The Kresge Foundation, LItterati, Mott Foundation, NACWA, The Nature Conservancy, Osprey Initiative, Patagonia, Pradco, The Trust for Public Land, Walton Family Foundation, Water Foundation, Wild & Scenic Film Festival.