Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Waters Conference

             Water Resilience: Sustaining Communities, Protecting Ecosystems      

April 23-25, 2024

Keynote Presenters

Registration is open! Early rate for general registration is available until March 31. 

Our 2024 conference, Water Resilience: Sustaining Communities, Protecting Ecosystems, will highlight recent studies, changes in basin conditions, and use of that information in management of shared resources in the Apalachicola-Flint-Chattahoochee River (ACF) Basin. Researchers, managers, water users, and other stakeholders are invited to join us to exchange information and learn about shared resources.

Our Opening Keynote Presenter will be Dr. Jennifer Tank of Notre Dame University who will talk about effects of agricultural conservation practices on water quality. Dr. Tank has been a Galla Professor of Biological Sciences since 2000 and a full professor since 2010. She is also the Director of Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative (ND-ECI). Her research focuses on the influence of human activities on ecosystem function in streams and rivers including: 1) nutrient and carbon cycling in streams and rivers; 2) influence of agricultural land use and conservation on streams; 3) Stream restoration by restoring floodplains to formerly incised streams, reducing erosion, sediment, and associated phosphorus export to sensitive downstream ecosystems; and 4) Using experiments to quantify stream transport at the Notre Dame Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility (ND-LEEF).

Our Closing keynote Presenter will be Molly Samuel, a WABE reporter in Atlanta who will share her experiences Reporting on Rivers. Molly Samuel is the deputy managing editor of NPR-affiliate WABE in Atlanta. For 15 years in Atlanta and in the San Francisco Bay Area, she worked as an environment reporter and editor. She’s won awards for her reporting on coal ash, wildfires, sea level rise, and stargazing. In pursuit of water stories, Molly has waded up cold mountain streams, stepped inside hydropower dams, stared down too many drainage grates to count, and attended arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court. She lives in Atlanta, her hometown, with her husband, dogs, unruly garden, and a lot of honeybees. You can contact her at [email protected].

Conference Reminders

Book your room by March 24!

A conference rate of $135/night (including parking) is available at the Hilton Garden Inn Albany, under the group name ACF Waters Conference. The Hotel is located at 101 S. Front Street, Albany, GA 31701. Book directly by phone by March 24 at 229-888-1590 and reference the ACF Waters Conference April 23-25.

The River Paddle Field Trip is Full and the Restoration/ Conservation Field Trip is almost full.

We have a great lineup of presentations on Wednesday's Schedule

Early Registration Ends March 31! Register now before the price increases.