First Friday - Katherine Zitsch
"For almost three decades, Georgia, Alabama, and Florida have disputed the use of two shared river basins the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) and the Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa (ACT). These river systems are used to meet multiple needs, including drinking water, power generation, agriculture, aquaculture, navigation and recreation." The Atlanta Regional Commission
Find out how the 30-year old dispute is working it's way t the court through the system and what the current status is at the May First Friday Breakfast when our speaker will be Katherine Zitsch.
Katherine Zitsch serves as Manager of the Natural Resources Division at the Atlanta Regional Commission, a position she has held since January 2013. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing the work of the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District, the 15-county water planning agency for Metropolitan Atlanta (www.northgeorgiawater.org). Katherine also coordinates ARC?s work on the tri-state water wars, the Green Communities program and the Metropolitan River Protection Act.
Katherine holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Environmental Systems Engineering, both from Clemson University. She is a Board Certified Environmental Engineer through the American Academy of Environmental Engineers.