Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Waters Conference

             Water Resilience: Sustaining Communities, Protecting Ecosystems      

April 23-25, 2024

Register Now for 2024 ACF Waters Conference!

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.

Early registration for the two-day program is $200, ending March 31. On April 1, registration for the full conference package increases to $225. Student registration for the two-day program is $50 and one-day registration rates are also available.

The conference opens the afternoon of Tuesday, April 23 with two optional field trips, bus and walking tour of three restoration/conservation sites or a paddle tour of the Flint River from Newton to Hopeful, GA. Both fields trip will end with a reception and dinner at CoveyRise (space is limited; register early). 

Program sessions on April 24-25 will be held at Albany State University's West Campus. A poster session and reception at the Flint RiverQuarium is scheduled for Wednesday evening. The program on Thursday, April  25 features an ACF Drought Exercise coordinated by the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Stakeholders (ACFS). 


Conference Hotel (Book by March 24):

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

Thank You to Our 2024 Conference Sponsors!

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2024  Conference Planning Committee

Paula Marcinek, The Nature Conservancy

Linda MacGregor, City of Gainesville

Anna Truszczynski, Georgia EPD

Dan Calhoun, USGS

Chris Manganiello, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper

Gail Cowie, GWPPC at ASU

Ben Emanuel, American Rivers

Ken Jones, Consultant, Riparian County Stakeholder Coalition, Apalachicola Caucus

Steve Golladay, GWPPC / Jones Center at Ichauway

Matt Waters, Auburn University

Sechindra Vallury, UGA River Basin Center

Chair: Courtney Cooper, GWPPC / Berry College

Materials from the 2022 ACF Waters Conference