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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

  • Economic development
  • Georgia’s growth industries' water needs
  • Energy production and water availability
  • Farm water use
  • Savannah Harbor deepening
  • Water project funding
  • Resilient Water Management
  • Climate Change
  • Changing Rainfall Patterns
  • Water availability for economic growth
  • New flow regimes, new TMDLs?
  • Reservoir siting and sizing
  • Conservation strategies
  • Coastal water quality
  • Stormwater infrastructure needs
  • Groundwater sustainability
  • Habitat conservation
  • Statewide water planning
  • Nonpoint source pollution
  • Aquifer storage and recovery (ASR)
  • Saltwater intrusion
  • Regulatory changes and challenges
  • Environmental ethics
  • Interstate water issues
    Steering Committee
    Coordinating Committee