Georgia Water Resources Conference

Since its inception in 1989, the biennial Georgia Water Resources Conference has provided an open forum for the discussion of water policies and management strategies within the state of Georgia.

In 2021, the conference featured 24 posters and more than 200 panel discussions and presentations and was attended by over 300 participants. Attendees were comprised of environmental and water professionals; local, state and federal agency representatives; watershed organizations; researchers, students, public service and faculty/extension agents and educators.

We look forward to gathering in-person again for the 2023 Georgia Water Resources Conference!

General Conference Information

This year’s conference will be held on Thursday and Friday March 30 and 31, 2023, at The Georgia Center for Continuing Education, 1197 S. Lumpkin St., Athens, GA 30602.

This conference is a collaborative effort: it’s hosted by the River Basin Center, funded primarily by the Georgia Water Research Institute, and it’s fueled by the innovative work of our sponsors and participants.

Steering Committee

Ben Emanuel, American Rivers
Cody Hale, Nutter and Associates
Chris Manganiello Chattahoochee Riverkeeper
Jenny Pahl, Corblu Ecology Group
Will Pruitt, Kleinschmidt Associates
Mark Risse, GA SeaGrant
Eric Somerville, USEPA
Elizabeth Sudduth, Georgia Gwinnett College
Pam Burnett, Georgia Association of Water Professionals
Brian Bledsoe, Institute for Resilient Infrastructure Systems
Anna Truszczynski, Department of Natural Resources
Brock Woodson, UGA Engineering
Daniel Calhoun, US Geological Survey
Steve Golladay, Jones Center at Ichauway
Katherine Atteberry, ARC/Metro Water Planning District
Gail Cowie, Albany State University
Aris Georgakakos, Georgia Institute of Technology
Erin Lincoln, TetraTech
Luke Pangle, Georgia State University
Rena Peck, Georgia River Network
Jim Renner, Chemours
Jill Stachura, Brown and Caldwell
Charles McMillan, Georgia Conservancy
Doug Oetter, Georgia College and State University
Lori Visone, CDM Smith

Technical Committee

Sarah Buckleitner, UGA Institute for Resilient Infrastructure Systems
James Deemy, College of Coastal Georgia
Todd Rasmussen, UGA Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
Seth Wenger, River Basin Center, Odum School of Ecology
Cheryth Youngmann, Conference Coordinator, River Basin Center and Odum School of Ecology

Conference Sponsors

Geosciences Department