UGA’s Lipp named Georgia Power Professor

College of Public Health professor and affiliate Erin Lipp has been appointed to the Georgia Power Professorship in Environmental Health Science. The professorship was created, with support from Georgia Power Company, to recognize excellence in environmental health science research and mentorship.

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Thompson to lead new Land Conservation Clinic

Steffney R. Thompson will lead the School of Law’s new Land Conservation Clinic (a refocused version of the Environmental Practicum). The clinic will be an interdisciplinary collaboration between the law school and Odum School of Ecology working at the nexus of law, science and policy to support and expand conservation efforts across Georgia and the Southeast.

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Booming populations, rich freshwater diversity, and water scarcity: the common challenges of the towns along the I-85 corridor

The towns that line the I-85 corridor from Atlanta to Raleigh have several commonalities: burgeoning populations, reliance on small rivers and tributaries for water supply and waste disposal, and some of the richest freshwater aquatic biodiversity on the planet. These commonalities lead to shared problems. A team of University of Georgia researchers, from the Institute for Resilient Infrastructure Systems and River Basin Center recently published a paper that gets at the heart of this issue.

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