May 19, 2014

Auburn to host Watershed Stewardship Conference May 30

AUBURN, Ala. —The eighth annual Tallapoosa Basin Conference will take place Friday, May 30, at the Hubbard Center for Advanced Science, Innovation and Commerce at Auburn University. The event will feature experts addressing a range of topics related to water resources management and watershed stewardship, including an update on Alabama’s first-ever comprehensive water management plan.

“We all rely on clean water daily, and these are historic times, as Gov. (Robert) Bentley leads the way in drafting a comprehensive water management plan for the state,” said Eric Reutebuch, associate director of Alabama Water Watch and an organizer of the conference. “This conference exists to highlight the monitoring, evaluation and water management planning that is essential to ensuring a sustainable water supply.”

The conference will also feature information of importance to citizens and researchers, including recognition of an award-winning environmental education program in Alexander City and information for citizens interested in learning how they can help protect the state’s water supply.

The Tallapoosa River Basin covers 16 counties—four in Georgia and 12 in Alabama—and 4,680 square miles from Villa Rica, Ga., to Montgomery. The Tallapoosa Basin Conference is sponsored by the Auburn University College of Agriculture, Auburn University Water Resources Center, Alabama Water Watch and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and is free and open to the public. 

For more information, contact Reutebuch at (334) 844-1163 or reuteem@auburn.edu.

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OFFICE OF AG COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING
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