In honor of World Rivers Day Sept. 25, ESRAG is teaming up with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to offer a webinar on strategies to support healthy watersheds and clean rivers. Adopt-A-River for Sustainable Development is an effective way for Rotary clubs to catalyze community and stakeholder action to protect, restore, and sustain rivers and freshwater ecosystems from the mountains to the ocean. Adopt-a-River combines UNEP's global mandate and technical expertise with Rotary's global reach and community partnerships, to raise public awareness and inspire collective action to reduce chemical pollution, raw sewage discharge, and solid waste, including plastic, before it arrives in the ocean. Watershed restoration is a climate solution, due to the role of forests and wetlands in sequestering carbon. As the Little Akaki project in Ethiopia illustrates, Adopt-a-River projects also promote peace by reducing conflict. River projects are more successful through building partnerships with all stakeholders: residents, businesses, industry, government at all levels, Rotary Clubs, and NGOs. Join us and invite your Rotary and Rotaract friends to learn how your club can be part of the Adopt-A-River program to protect the waterways in your region and around the world. Register at this link in advance for the webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.