2017 Georgia Water Resources Conference
Since its inception in 1989, the goal of the biennial Georgia Water Resources Conference has been to provide an open forum for the discussion of current water policies, research, projects, and water management in Georgia. Conference organizer Duncan Elkins and conference advisor Laurie Fowler oversaw the 2017 meeting in April, the first time the RBC has taken on a coordination role for the GWRC. This year’s attendance was up 14% relative to the last meeting, with an increase in both submitted abstracts and contributed sessions. We were pleased to have high-profile speakers for both plenaries and keynote addresses, which included Mary Walker, the Region IV director for the EPA, Rebecca Wodder, former president of American Rivers, Steve Golladay from the J.W. Jones Center for Ecological Research, and a legislative update from Russ Pennington of McGuireWoods Consulting.
The conference proceedings are currently undergoing peer review and will be posted here once approved.
For more information, see the conference website.