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Legal and Operational Challenges to Water Conservation*

Venue: Campus Center Ballroom

8:45 – 9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions

9:00 – 9:45 a.m. Keynote Speaker: David Iwanski, Goodyear, AZ Water Resources Manager –  “Water Conservation in Arizona- Litigation and Operational Challenges from an Another State’s Perspective”

9:45 – 10:00 a.m. Break

10:00 – 10:45 a.m. George W. “Jerry” Sherk, Attorney and Consultant for Interstate Compacts – “Issues to Consider in Interstate Water Wars”

10:45 – 11:45 a.m. Panel of local attorneys/operators: Gil Rogers, Southeastern Environmental Law Center; Lewis Jones, King & Spalding, representing Atlanta-area municipalities in “Tri-state Water Wars”; US Army Corps of Engineers (not confirmed) -“Balancing Interests of Parties to Water Resource Litigation/Negotiation”

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch – Provided by conference, lunch program will include UWG student presentation]

12:30 – 1:15 p.m. Jack Dozier, Executive Director, GAWP (Georgia Association of Water Professionals) – “Creating a Culture of Conservation in Georgia”

1:15 – 2:00 p.m. Pete Frost, Douglas County Water and Wastewater Director – “Operational Challenges in Emergency Planning: Case Study, Douglas County Flood 2009”

2:00 – 2:30 p.m. Break – Move to TLC location

Venue: Technology Enhanced Learning Center, 1305 Lecture Hall

2:30 – 3:15 p.m. Matt Windom, Executive Director, Carroll County Water Authority – “Indian Creek Reservoir Project: A Case Study”

3:15 – 4:15 p.m. Representative Lynn Smith, Georgia General Assembly – “Summary of Legislative Initiatives from the Georgia General Assembly”

4:15 p.m. Wrap Up and announcement of evening activities

4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Dinner Break (on your own) – Please visit a local Carrollton restaurant; information and maps provided in the lobby area.

Venue: The Coliseum, University of West Georgia

6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Please join us and Georgia’s gubernatorial candidates for a reception and a moderated discussion on plans for conserving Georgia’s water resources.

* Please note that presentations are subject to change. Check this site often for updates.