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Since its inception in 1989, the goal of the 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.

Who should participate?

  • Environmental professionals
  • Regional water councils, local, state, and federal agencies
  • Watershed organizations, homeowner associations
  • Farmers and foresters, Chambers of Commerce
  • Researchers, students, public service faculty/extension agents
  • Anyone interested in water issues


Proposed Session Topics

  • Trans-boundary water management organizations
  • Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR)
  • Drought prediction and integrated basin management
  • Coastal water quality, marsh buffers, and water supply
  • Climate change impacts in Georgia: stream ecology and water supply resiliency
  • Farm water conservation and efficiency
  • TMDLs
  • Green infrastructure
  • Habitat conservation and ecosystem services
  • Hydrologic modeling
  • Onsite wastewater treatment
  • Groundwater sustainability
  • The role of industry in water management
  • Savannah River and Savannah harbor
  • “The Golden Triangle”: collaboration between government, industry, and civil society in water management
  • Reservoir development and funding
  • Developing the next generation of water professionals
  • Water planning in the Metro North Georgia Water Planning District
  • Statewide and regional water planning 
Steering Committee
Technical Planning Committee

Email: rjmcd@uga.edu