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UGA programs, faculty recognized by state water conservation group

UGA’s Warnell School of Forestry and ­Natural Resources, the C.M. Stripling ­Irrigation Research Park and faculty member Jenna ­Jambeck are included in the Georgia Water Coalition’s 2018 Clean 13 Report.

The Warnell School was recognized for its recent White Dam modification project, which breached the obsolete, century-old dam to reconnect 22 miles of the Middle Oconee River and improve the habitat for numerous fish species. 

The Stripling Irrigation Research Park works with farmers to encourage them to adopt water efficient irrigation practices that keep more water in Georgia’s rivers for wildlife, recreation and downstream communities. Located on Georgia Highway 37 between Camilla and Newton, the research park is a branch station of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. 

Jambeck, an associate professor in the College of Engineering, was recognized for her research on plastic pollution in oceans, which is informing waste management worldwide. 

The Georgia Water Coalition is a group of organizations and entities within the state that are committed to protecting and caring for Georgia’s water sources. The annual Clean 13 Report highlights entities that are accomplishing extraordinary work toward protecting water resources.