Weekly Wave: Perspectives Heard at the WRRC 2021 Conference
September 03, 2021
Weekly Wave, vol. 9, no. 24, Water Resources Research Center, Tucson, AZ, September 03, 2021
“Greetings. It’s a good day,” said a speaker at the WRRC 2021 Annual Conference, Tribal Water Resilience in a Changing Environment, held August 30 – September 1. Attendees from throughout the state, country, and world tuned in to hear from conference speakers, who spoke movingly about water and Tribal resilience. Comments honoring the late Rodney “Rod” Blaine Lewis, to whose legacy the conference was dedicated, underscored his profound impact on his contemporaries and the generations who benefited from his leadership. As one speaker observed, he “bent history to justice.” With this legacy in mind, conference participants extended an understanding of Native experiences, perspectives, and wisdom on water resilience and how to achieve it. Recordings of each session and speaker slides, where available, are posted to the conference website. The following quotations give but a sample of the richness of conference commentary. Check future editions of the Weekly Wave for more information on the Rodney Blaine Lewis Scholars Award and more of what was shared at the conference.