River Management Roundtables

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Each month, the River Management Society hosts virtual conversations with professional river, greenway, and water trails leaders, planners, and managers whose community, region, state and federal river will benefit from the experiences of peer-to-peer sharing. Our goal is to facilitate an open forum to support your work managing rivers. We work together to tackle common issues by asking questions, sharing solutions and building comradery. 

These conversations are held virtually on the second Tuesdays of the month from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. ET. Links to register are sent out via the RMS News Digest and RMS social media (@rivermgtsociety).

Suggest a topic or present!

We invite suggestions for topics that are relevant on your river and in the broader river management community. If you'd like to suggest a topic or are interested in presenting, please reach out to Angie Fuhrmann at training(at)river-management.org.

Upcoming River Management Roundtables

  • August 13, 2024 - Protecting Endangered Fish AND Free-flowing Rivers (Register)

Past Roundtables

Watch recordings of past roundtables on the River Training Channel.

  • July 9, 2024 - Setting Course for a Water Trails Community (Recording)
  • June 11, 2024 - Belonging, Participation, and Teamwork on your River Trip? There's an app for that! (Recording)
  • April 9, 2024 - River work is "people" work. What skills do you need to be effective? (Recording)
  • March 12, 2024 - The role of water quality monitoring in effective river management (Recording)
  • Feb. 12, 2024 - Rivers now have rights in your backyard! (Recording)
  • Jan. 9, 2024: The State of Water Trail Programs, Take 2 - Moving Forward! (Recording)
  • Dec. 12, 2023: The State of Water Trail Programs (Recording)
  • Nov. 14, 2023: Exploring the new National Wild and Scenic Rivers System website (rivers.gov) (Recording)
  • Oct. 10, 2023: Engaging Hispanics and Latinos on Your River (Recording)
  • Sep. 12, 2023: Fish Barriers and Free-flowing Rivers: Challenges of Native Fish Recovery (Recording)
  • August 8, 2023: Working with Indigenous Lineal Descendants (Recording)
  • July 11, 2023: Who and what are SOBA and NASBLA, and why is RMS inviting you to meet them? (Recording)
  • May 31, 2023: AAPIs on the river and their sense of place (Recording)
  • May 9, 2023: Benefits of Flow Management (Recording)
  • April 11, 2023: River-related Non-profit Stewardship: How do groups stay relevant and healthy when competing for the same resources? (Recording)
  • March 14, 2023: Woody Debris: Good, Bad or Both? Who is responsible for their impact on habitat, infrastructure and public safety? (Recording)
  • Feb. 14, 2023: Your River, Team and Workspace Culture: what has changed? (Recording)
  • Jan. 10, 2023: Considering ‘Climate Refugia’ an Outstandingly Remarkable Value on Wild and Scenic Rivers (Recording)
  • Nov. 22, 2022: The African American Heritage Water Trail: Connecting Communities to Rivers (Recording)
  • Nov. 8, 2022: Talking Trash: Approaches to intercept and remove ocean-bound plastic and debris (Recording)
  • Oct. 25, 2022: "We are here for you." Removing barriers to outdoor life experiences (Recording)
  • Oct. 11, 2022: What Does ADA for River Access Really Mean? (Recording)
  • Sep. 27, 2022: Increasing the Relevancy of Rivers to Diverse Visitors: Adaptations for how we communicate (Recording)
  • Sep. 13, 2022: The State of Adaptive Paddling: a Veteran Equipment Designer’s Perspective (Recording)
  • August 23, 2022: From the Mouths of Moms: Balancing Riverwork vs. Homework (Recording)
  • August 9, 2022: The Inadvertent "Trashing" of River Experiences (Recording)
  • July 26, 2022: History of racism and the effect on black participation rates in water-based outdoor recreation (Recording)
  • July 12, 2022: Must-have River Management Resources for 2022 (Recording)
  • June 28, 2022: Get Involved with Latino Conservation Week (Recording)
  • May 26, 2022: All‐Forward: Sexual Harassment in the Whitewater Rafting Industry
  • May 10, 2022: Hetch Hetchy Reservoir Forecasting and Planning: Information and Techniques for Addressing Multiple Management Objectives and Variable Conditions (Recording)
  • April 26, 2022: Intergenerational Workgroups: Vive La Difference!
  • April 12, 2022: What Does Waterway Management Mean, and Why Is It So Complex? (Recording)
  • March 22, 2022: Fostering Respect for Indigenous Cultural River Uses: Acknowledgement & Reciprocity in Action (Recording)
  • March 1, 2022: A Final Step Looms for the Largest-Ever Dam Removal (Recording)
  • Feb. 22, 2022: Land Acknowledgements: Purpose, Practices, and Perspectives (Recording)
  • Feb. 8, 2022: Water trail maps: what makes them great, and how yours could be better! (Recording)
  • Jan. 25, 2022: Building Teams – Adding expected awareness to technical skills in your workplace environment (Recording)
  • Dec. 14, 2021: Paying for Human-Powered River Access: the Debate Continues (Recording)
  • Nov. 23, 2021: Want to end sexual harassment on rivers? Begin with river professionals.
  • Sep. 27, 2021: Communicating Successfully - Practicing in different or unfamiliar situations (Recording)
  • Sep. 14, 2021: New Best Practices (Recording)
  • Aug. 24, 2021: Exploring Cultural Values - The 5 Elements of Change 
  • July 27, 2021: Appreciating Differences - There's a Flip Side to Everything
  • July 13, 2021: User Capacity - Practices, Regulations, Tradeoffs (Recording)
  • June 22, 2021: Navigating Identity - Looking at How We Define Ourselves
  • May 25, 2021: Boating in blue jeans? Hiking in heels?! A discussion on understanding perspectives to empower river managers (Recording)
  • May 11, 2021: Messaging for River Users Who Ignore Signs and Drown (Recording)
  • March 9, 2021: States and Local vs. Federal River Management / Guidance – How have they resembled each other or not? (Recording)
  • Feb. 9, 2021: Managing User Conflicts: Separation, Changed Norms or Uneasy Truce? (Recording)
  • Jan. 12, 2021 - River Access for Non-traditional River Users (Recording)
  • Dec. 8, 2020: River Safety Planning for COVID-Inspired New Use (Recording)
  • Nov. 10, 2020: "Responding to the Ever-Growing Love for River Recreation" - River Access Funding, Partnerships and Grants (Recording)