World Water Day Happy Hour at Hopworks Brewery

By Willamette Partnership Staff

 

Thursday, March 22, 2018, is World Water Day, a day dedicated to focusing on the importance of water as a global issue. As part of the Oregon World Water Day Campaign, Willamette Partnership’s Clean Water Team, Carrie Sanneman and Kristiana Teige Witherwill, share what drives them to fight for clean water. We’re also throwing a happy hour event! Come have a cold beer for clean water with us on World Water Day.

World Water Day Happy Hour

Thurs., March 22
Hopworks Urban Brewery ( 2944 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97202)
Starts at 4:30 p.m., Remarks begin around 4:45 p.m.
Facebook event page to invite friends

Bring your friends out to Hopworks Urban Brewery to have a pint for a good cause on March 22 for World Water Day. Willamette Partnership and Salmon-Safe will share a few words about how we’re helping cities and farms reduce water pollution and floods with solutions found in nature. Hopworks will donate a percentage of the proceeds.

Kristiana Teige Witherill and Carrie Sanneman

From the left: Kristiana Teige Witherill and Carrie Sanneman. / Willamette Partnership

 

A Message From Our Clean Water Team

“We fight for rivers, streams, forests, and floodplains because they are our original water infrastructure. Working alongside engineered water treatment systems, they provide the backbone of healthy, equitable communities, vibrant economies, and resilient freshwater and near coastal systems. But too often, our natural infrastructure becomes neglected once concrete and steel are in place. We’re working to increase investments in natural infrastructure that create better outcomes at a similar or lower cost.

“We need a future where rivers, floodplains, and forests can compete on an even playing field with concrete and steel for infrastructure investment, but we will only get there if our water infrastructure is grounded in watershed science, working across silos, and engaging in inclusive partnerships. That’s why we are working to remove the barriers to using nature-based solutions and making a strong business case for decision-makers and the public.”

 

Willamette Partnership Staff