Certificate Recipients Aim to Make a Splash in Water Conservation, Environmental Justice

River Management Society presents 2022 River Studies and Leadership Certificates

The River Management Society (RMS) recently announced its 2022 River Studies and Leadership Certificate (RSLC) recipients: Virginia Commonwealth University graduate Sensairanay Duty-Stone of Richmond, Virginia, and Colorado Mesa University’s first RSLC recipient Sierra Lucero of Montrose, Colorado. This certificate, unique to RSLC institutions, is awarded upon completion of interdisciplinary coursework and a field-based practicum in river-based science, policy, conservation, education and recreation.

2022 RSLC Recipients

“We are extremely proud of Sensairanay and Sierra, and excited to welcome them to the growing cadre of RSLC alumni,” said RMS President Judy Culver. “We hope that their passion for riverine ecosystems and environmental justice continue to grow, along with the relationships they’ve developed as members of the river management community.”

Through the RSLC program, Lucero said she developed a more well-rounded, scientific outlook on the various facets of river management, ranging from hydrology to recreation. She hopes to work with the USDA Forest Service or another agency educating the public about the importance of water conservation. 

Duty-Stone discovered his love for the symbiotic relationship between communities and rivers while studying environmental science and international social justice. This inspired him to pursue a career where he can improve environmental justice outcomes internationally, hopefully working with the United Nations Environmental Program.

Visit https://www.river-management.org/river-studies-leadership to learn more about the RSLC or to inquire about offering the program at your university.

Published Aug. 8, 2022

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