Mark Risse is the Director of Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant and Georgia Power Professor of Water Policy at the UGA. His expertise is in non-point source pollution management, water resources, stormwater management, coastal erosion processes, and sustainable/resilient development. He received his B.S. and MS degrees at the UGA in Agricultural Engineering and his Ph.D. in Biological and Agricultural Engineering at Purdue University. At the UGA, he has received recognition as a Fellow in the International Soil and Water Conservation Society and is a Walter Bernard Hill Fellow, the Universities highest honor for public service and outreach.