Alabama Rivers Alliance is a statewide network of groups working to protect and restore all of Alabama’s water resources through building partnerships, empowering citizens, and advocating for sound water policy and its enforcement.

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Jack West
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Resources from Alabama Rivers AllianceAll resources

Collections › Videos   9/30/2021

Heal The River

Comments & Filings › Laws, court cases, and filings › Sample pleadings   8/16/2021

Motion to Intervene & Comments on Draft Supplemental EIS on the Coosa Project

Comments & Filings › Laws, court cases, and filings   4/23/2021

Office of Public Participation Comment

Presentations and trainings › Videos   5/11/2022

Pairing Hydro & Batteries

Presentations and trainings › Videos   10/27/2020

Water is Life: Hydropower in Alabama


News and updates from Alabama Rivers AllianceAll news


Jack’s Spring Policy Update

POLICY UPDATES from Alabama Rivers Alliance Spring has more than sprung, and Alabama is buzzing with another regenerative season. Our native Oakleaf hydrangea is flowering, the turtles are basking in longer days of sunshine along our river banks, and we hope you’re flourishing right along with Alabama’s flora and fauna. I got to revel in […]


Alabama Water Rally 2022: Registration Open Now!

Reuniting for Clean Water in Alabama! In celebration of  25 years of the Alabama Rivers Alliance and 50 years of the Clean Water Act, we invite you to REUNITE with us at Camp McDowell March 25 & 26. After two years of virtual gatherings, we are so excited to get back together in person as […]


Jack’s Winter Policy Update

POLICY UPDATES from Alabama Rivers Alliance Leaves have fallen, special legislative sessions have come to an end, and as we enjoy the holidays, I give thanks for the restorative powers of Alabama’s marvelous creeks, streams, rivers, lakes and bays. Last month, I was generously gifted a visit to the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge on […]


ARA’s Executive Director’s Testimony to the EPA

On September 2, ARA’s executive director, Cindy Lowry, submitted verbal comments at EPA’s Public Hearing Revising the Definition of “Waters of the United States”. Click here to watch a recording of the hearing [link coming soon!] My name is Cindy Lowry and I am the Executive Director of the Alabama Rivers Alliance, a statewide nonprofit […]


Alabama River Journey 2050 by Scot Duncan

Join the journey with our friend Dr. R. Scot Duncan as he takes a trip down the Cahaba River in 2050. “[ARA’s Water is Life Zoom Talk] exercise inspired me to share a vision of how I hope our rivers—and our state—will be late in my life. Our rivers today are wonderful, and they provide […]


Water is Life series with ARA + partners!

We invite you to join us each Tuesday from noon – 1 pm for the Water is Life Zoom Talk series! We highlight the role that water plays in our lives throughout Alabama and we share how you can participate in the efforts to protect water. You’ll hear from our partners across the state, and […]


SCOTUS Ruling Makes Clear That Alabama Must Develop a Water Plan

SCOTUS Ruling Makes Clear That Alabama Must Develop a Water Plan By Cindy Lowry, executive director, Alabama Rivers Alliance Click here to read this op-ed published on on April 7, 2021. — Last week, on April 2, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously that Florida did not make the case that Georgia’s water use […]


Winter Policy Update from Jack West

POLICY UPDATES from Alabama Rivers Alliance We’ve almost made it to the end of 2020! What a year. This was not a year that “flew by,” and it showed us, painfully at times, how much our health and safety depends on clean water.  Despite the year’s disruption and disturbance and discomfort, we have stayed focused […]


Summer Policy Update

SUMMER POLICY UPDATES Greetings from the “new” Policy and Advocacy Director at Alabama Rivers Alliance! My name is Jack West, and I started this exciting new chapter right before COVID-19 took hold, so I haven’t yet met as many of you in person as I would like to, but I’m thrilled to be on board. […]


Damming of Alabama’s Coosa River Highlighted in International Report

In honor of World Water Day*, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has released a report, Seven Sins of Dam Building, to highlight the detrimental impacts that building dams has on our precious freshwater resources.  The sole case study highlighted from the United States in the report is the damming of the Coosa River in Alabama. According to […]