7 p.m. Feb. 20, Sacred Waters Screening, Warnell 2-100. The event will open with a showing of a film by student Elijah Dwoskin, followed by an award-winning short film “Sacred Waters.” Attendees will then hear from Dr. Rhett Jackson about the hydrological implications of the Twin Pines mining proposal. The screening is free but with limited space, so signing up will guarantee entry.
35th Annual Red Clay Conference, Feb. 10. The conference, which will discuss climate change stakeholders and identify the legal tools they are using to combat climate change, will take place in the Larry Walker Room (4th Floor) of Dean Rusk Hall, from 9:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Click here to register. Attendance is free for all UGA students.
Upper Oconee Science and Policy Summit, Feb. 15. The summit will be held at the UGA Special Collections Library. Attendance and lunch are free. Register and submit proposals here. The deadline for abstract submissions is Jan. 31, 2023. There is no deadline for registration. The event is hosted by The Upper Oconee Watershed Network and sponsored by the UGA River Basin Center, UGA Office of Sustainability, Athens-Clarke County Stormwater Management Program and the Athens-Clarke County Water Conservation Office.
Longleaf Pine and Water Research Forum March 1 to 2, Sewee Visitor and Environmental Education Center, Awendaw, SC. The Longleaf Alliance and partners from the U.S. Forest Service, The Jones Center at Ichauway, UGA, Phinizy Center for Water Sciences, and the Southeastern Partnership for Forests and Water are bringing together natural resource professionals, researchers, and experts to gather research happening across the range of longleaf pine and to work collaboratively to synthesize the state-of-the-science regarding the interactions of longleaf pine forests and water resources in the southeastern U.S., identify major uncertainties, and understand the application of tools for water resource assessment with respect to longleaf pine forests. The eventual desired outputs from the meeting, for those that would like to join the writing team, are papers synthesizing water use by longleaf forests and modeling applications for assessing water resources in longleaf forests. Register here by Feb. 20.
Georgia Water Resources Conference, Thurs. March 30 to Fri. March 31. Since 1989, the biennial Georgia Water Resources Conference has provided an open forum for the discussion of current water policies, research, projects and water management in Georgia. Join us for the next conference in March at the Georgia Center, and register here by Feb. 3 to take advantage of early registration pricing.
The first Sea Grant Blue Carbon Law Symposium, Wed. May 17 to Thurs. May 18. The meeting will convene legal scholars, ESG investors, conservation finance and carbon registry specialists, coastal region decision-makers and scientists, to co-create a whole-field understanding of the role and opportunity for coastal blue carbon investment. Learn more here.