Water resource specialists to discuss Alabama's needs

Water resource specialists from Auburn University and other agencies in Alabama will meet at Lake Guntersville State Park Jan. 21-22 to discuss ways to capture and store excess rainwater which could help meet the future water needs of Alabama.

The conference, "Upland Rainwater Banking: An Alternative to Damming Large Perennial Streams for Municipal, Industrial and Agricultural Water Sources," will explore the potential for capturing overland flow of rainfall from upland, rural watersheds in small impoundments to provide water for municipal, industrial and agriculture use.

All those interested in how to better manage the water resources of Alabama are welcome to attend.

Visit http://nrmdi.auburn.edu/water/conference/2009/.