Georgia/Alabama Water Resources and Economics Conference

Laurie Fowler of the River Basin Center helped organize a special session on trans-boundary water issues at the 2017 Alabama/Georgia Water Resource and Economics Conference, held October 23-25 in Phenix City, Alabama.

(Where available, a PDF of the presentation’s slides is linked to the speaker’s name in the agenda below.)

Welcome and Objectives – Success Stories from Southeastern U.S.

Dr. Laurie Fowler, Director for Policy, River Basin Center, University of Georgia. Dr. Bennett Bearden, Director
of Water Policy and Law Institute, University of Alabama

Identifying Intersections to Form Innovative Partnerships for Source Water Protection

Braye Boardman, Founding Member of the Governors’ Savannah River Committee of Georgia and South
Carolina, Executive Director, Savannah River Clean Water Fund

The Catawba-Wateree River: Conflict and Collaboration in the Carolinas

Jeff Lineberger, P.E., Director of Water Strategy & Hydro Licensing, Duke Energy,
and Director, Catawba-Wateree Water Management Group

Ensuring More Efficient Agricultural Water Use Through Transboundary Cooperation

Dean E. Edson, Executive Director, Nebraska Association of Resources Districts

Panel Discussion on Common Successes/Transferability – Question and Answer Session

• Brian Atkins, P.E., Division Chief, OWR State of Alabama, ADECA
• Dr. Gail Cowie, Assistant Branch Chief, Georgia Environmental Protection Division’s, Watershed Protection
• Ben Emanuel, Director of Clean Water Supply Program, American Rivers
• Cameron Handyside, Research Engineer, Earth System Science Center, University of Alabama in Huntsville
• Brad Moore, President, Friends of Lake Eufaula
• Chad Taylor, ACFS Agriculture Representative Apalachicola Caucus

Water Conflicts in the Missouri River Basin

Karen Rouse, Surface Water Chief, Missouri Department of Natural Resources

Don C. Hines Achievement Award in Water Resource Economics

Dr. David White, Vice Chancellor Phenix City Campus, Troy University
Billy Turner, Director of the Troy University Center for Water Resource Economics

Managing Across State Boundaries During Drought

Dr. Cherie Schultz, Director for CO-OP Operations, Section for Cooperative Water Supply Operations on the
Potomac, Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin

Managing Environmental Flows Cooperatively

Andrew “Drew” Dehoff, P.E., Executive Director, Susquehanna River Basin Commission

Panel Discussion on Managing During Drought and Environmental Flows

• Dr. Steve Leitman, Adjunct Professor, Florida State University
• Tom Littlepage, OWR Water Management Unit Chief, ADECA/Office of Water Resources
• Chris Manganiello, Water Policy Director, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper
• Jim Poff, Assistant General Manager Operations, Clayton County Water Authority