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2017 Capitol Meeting, Washington, D.C.



FEMA Policy Recommendations Press Conference

SEPTEMBER 14, 2016         Natchez, MS

2019 Annual Capitol Meeting, March 5-7, Washington, DC

2018 Capitol Meeting, March 6-8, Washington, DC

2018 Annual Meeting, September 18-20, Quad Cities

MRCTI Mayors unveiled their $7.93 billion dollar Infrastructure Plan for the Mississippi River, which will create 100,000 new jobs and generate $24 billion. 

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Mayors of MRCTI gather to announce Disaster Preparedness Request, Clean Water Alliance with Walmart Stores, Inc., and River Economy Partnership with U.S. Dept. of Transportation.

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Mississippi River Cities & towns initiative 5th annual meeting

SEPTEMBER 13-15, 2016   Natchez, LA

Join the Mayors of the Mississippi River for their 5th Annual Meeting

Featured Events

  • Expanding Geotourism on the Mississippi, sponsored by Delta Regional Authority

  • Session on Climate Change Impacts and Responses

  • Building City Fiscal Sustainability Session, Sponsored by MRCTI Corporate Advisory Board

Key focal points

  • Secure clean water for the future

  • Make the River Valley more disaster resilient

  • Host launch of National Geographic's tourism effort for the Mississippi River Corridor



Sustaining the World’s Food-Producing River Basins, Paris

DECEMBER 8, 2015     Paris, FR

 Climate change presents one of the greatest threats to meeting the world’s near-term food demand.

Therefore, mayors of the Mississippi River, in partnership with the United Nations Environment Program, Royal Kingdom of the Netherlands, the International Society for River Science, and ecoAmerica are conducting global river talks with representatives from foodproducing river basins to begin an international river sustainability agreement to maintain the world’s food security in the face of climate change. The talks will take place throughout the COP with results being announced December 8, 5:45pm inside the U.S. Center.


Introductions (moderator): Mayor Chris Coleman, Mayor of St. Paul, MN

What’s at stake and the major components of an international River Sustainability Agreement: Roy Buol, Mayor of Dubuque, IA

Managing our water toward sustainable agriculture: Dr. Anne Schulte-Wulwer-Leidig (invited), Secretary General, International Commission for the protection of the Rhine

What the Agreement can achieve: Mr. Jean-FranÇois Donzier (invited), Executive Director, International Network of Basin Organizations

Moving Forward: Patricia Beneke, Director and Regional Representative for North America, United Nations Environment Program

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