Conference will Focus on Water Management
The university will host its second annual UWG Water Resources Conference on Thursday, Feb. 21, and Friday, Feb. 22, in the Campus Center Ballroom. Students have free admission both days including a complimentary dinner Thursday evening.
Experts will speak on strategic water management for the future in this year's annual Water Resources Conference.
Early registration rates for all other participants end February 14. For a detailed agenda and a list of speakers, go to http://www.westga.edu/vpaa/index_2013.php.
“Strategic Water Management for the Future” is the theme for the event and will feature speakers from the UWG Department of Geosciences, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division, the Army Corps of Engineers and many others policy makers and community leaders.
The Thomas B. Murphy Center for Public Service, Southwire and UWG are sponsoring the event, which is truly a cooperative effort between colleges and departments. Coordinators include Dr. Stanly Caress, professor of political science and director of the Murphy Center; Dr. Curtis Hollabaugh, chair of the Department of Geosciences and professor of geology; Dr. Michael Aldrich, special assistant to the vice president for Academic Affairs, librarian associate professor and government documents librarian; and Gail Marshall, assistant professor of early education and elementary education.
Education and awareness of water management issues in the west and northwest Georgia region, available choices and ways local municipalities, business interests, non-profit organizations and educational institutions can collaboratively address water concerns are a few of the topics that will be addressed.
Registration is ongoing with an early registration discount of $75 for two days and $40 for one day. A dinner and a key note speaker is included in Thursday’s registration. Students will receive a free registration pass and seniors ages 60 and up are eligible for a 50 percent discount. Deadline for the discounted registration fee is February 14.
Registrations received after February 14 or at the door will cost $85 for the complete conference and $45 for a single day registration.
Registration will begin on Thursday at noon with the first session of the conference beginning at 1pm. A reception and dinner Thursday evening will begin at 5:30 p.m.
A continental breakfast will begin Friday’s event at 7:30am with the second session beginning at 8:30am. The conference will conclude at 1pm on Friday.
For early registration, call the UWG Department of Continuing Education at 678-839-6611.
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