PHENIX CITY - Regional experts in the field of water resource management will gather in Phenix City later this month for a conference sponsored by Troy University.
TROY's Center for Water Resource Economics will host its inaugural Water Management and Economics Conference Oct. 22-24 at the new riverfront Courtyard Marriott in Phenix City.
The conference will bring together individuals with strong and varied interests in the value and benefit that water provides in the economy of a region, said Billy Turner, Director of the Center for Water Resource Economics.
"The conference will address the importance and the value of water from a variety of perspectives," Turner said. "There are many uses of water both in the stream and when it is withdrawn. The speakers for this event represent a broad cross section of water resource experts involved in the planning and use of water."
Brigadier General David Turner, the Commander of the South Atlantic Division for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will deliver the conference's keynote address on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m.
Other speakers planned for the conference include Kay Donaldson, program director for the Alabama Bass Trail; Amy Larson, president of the National Waterway Conference, and Tom Moorer, manager of environmental affairs for Southern Company.
Founded in 2013, TROY's Center for Water Resource Economics is a comprehensive, applied research center focused on measuring the economic, environmental and social impacts of water resource policy and management.
For more information about the conference, or to register, visit http://trojan.troy.edu/continuing-education/wmec.html.