Experts to Address Local, Regional Water Resource Issues

State Rep. Debbie BucknerCOLUMBUS, Ga. - Columbus State will host a pair of expert guest speakers on Sept. 14-15 for separate discussions on regional water resource availability, claims and disputes; and what it means for local residents.

Roger Martin, executive director of the Chattahoochee RiverWarden, will present “The Past, Current and Future of the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, Flint River Basin Water War” from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday  in room 103 of the LeNoir Addition, adjacent to LeNoir Hall science building on main campus.

Martin will break down the complex issues involved in the decades-long battle among Alabama, Florida and Georgia for precious water resources in the Chattahoochee River.

At 6:30 p.m. Thursday, State Rep. Debbie Buckner, also a member of the Chattahoochee RiverWarden board of directors, will further localize the issue as she speaks on “Water Policy, Columbus and Concern.” This free program takes place in CSU’s International House at University Avenue and Clearview Circle.

Buckner (D-Columbus) serves on the ethics, natural resources and environment, retirement, and state institutions and property committees and holds a CSU bachelor's degree in health science.

Her presentation opens a four-part speaker series themed "Environmental Policy at the Crossroads," presented by CSU's Department of Political Science and MPA Program. For more information, contact professor Fred Gordon at 706-562-1697 or gordon_frederick@ColumbusState.edu or keller_troy@ColumbusState.edu.