2024 Convening: Rooting in Place

From March 5 to 8, more than 50 Water Equity & Climate Resilience (WECR) Caucus core members and allies convened on the traditional homelands of the Houma, Choctaw, and Chitimacha peoples — now known as New Orleans, Louisiana. This year’s annual gathering, anchored by PolicyLink and co-hosted by The Water Collaborative of Greater New Orleans, marked a significant moment for the Caucus reaffirming its commitment to Southern perspective and lived experience in shaping its collective water work nationwide.

Grounded in the work of southern water justice organizing, Caucus members engaged in site tours focused on the intersection of water, climate, and justice and delved into interactive sessions to identify interventions to address the root causes of water and climate inequities. 

Learn more about the convening and the Caucus approach to regional organizing by downloaded the full convening summary.