Metro Atlanta's Urban Waters Symposium

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Metro Atlanta's Urban Waters Symposium

WAWA presents the “State of the Watershed” Symposium, as well as "Heat Islands in Metro Atlanta", a collection of student-led projects.

By Meridian Herald

When and where

Date and time

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 · 9:30am - 4pm EDT


Trees Atlanta 225 Chester Avenue Southeast Atlanta, GA 30316

About this event

A near day-long opportunity for community engagement, education and community development opportunity for everyone interested in Metro Atlanta's unique ecosystems, this Symposium will include a lively, interactive discussion of the work on climate resiliency and environmental justice in and around West Atlanta. We will open with an introduction to West Atlanta Watershed Alliance (WAWA). Next, our keynote speaker will present an overview of the benefits and challenges facing Metro Atlanta’s watersheds. A panel and breakout sessions exploring urban waters, urban foods and forests, and urban health will follow. Breakout sessions will highlight WAWA's work in these spaces and spark interactive conversations between elected officials, non-profit organizations, community-based organizations, academics, and agency scientists. Our goal will be to identify actionable steps that lead to healthy and resilient watersheds. The Symposium aspires to highlight what we’ve accomplished, the important work that still remains, and to foster collaboration among diverse stakeholders to achieve cleaner, greener, healthier, and more sustainable watersheds.

Our program will also include presentations of student-led science projects: “Heat Islands in Metro Atlanta.”

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