Laurie Fowler

Laurie Fowler is the director for policy, River Basin Center and is a member of the Conservation Ecology faculty, the Water Resources faculty, and holds adjunct status in the UGA School of Law. Her research interests focus on programs that integrate the latest scientific research with development of management policies to protect water quality and biodiversity. These include coordinating the development of the Etowah Aquatic Habitat Conservation Plan, drafting the implementation piece for multi-jurisdictional plans to protect the Alcovy River in Georgia and the Upper Cahaba River in Alabama, developing greenspace protection plans for several urban and rural Georgia counties, overseeing the development of local land use laws and policies to restore impaired waters in the Altamaha watershed, and advising state government agencies on greenspace and wetlands protection.