PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) - The river systems that run through the southeast are responsible for thousands of jobs and hold great potential for future economic development and leaders from across the southeast are looking for the best ways to protect and share them.
Troy University's Center for Water Resource Economics hosted a conference this week in Phenix City. The goal was to examine the impact of water resources in the area and develop solutions for the best ways to share them.
"Because we all share the water we have to figure out how to do these things together and make right decisions about it so we don't make a big mistakes, says Billy Turner, Director of the Center for Water Resource Economics.
Leaders from Columbus and Phenix City were recognized at the conference for the Riverwalks on both sides of the Chattahoochee River and also the success of the whitewater rafting project.