Environmental Justice and Climate Change Stream: Metro Atlanta’s Urban Waters Symposium
“Appreciating and Protecting Metro Atlanta’s Urban Natural Areas: Old Problems, New Trends… New Approaches”
September 14 @ 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Trees Atlanta Kendeda Building, Chester Avenue
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.”
Trees Atlanta, KENDEDA BUILDING ON CHESTER AVE., SEPTEMBER 14, 2022, 9:30 AM – 4 PM. Free.CONFLUENCE 2022