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Southern Water Management Project

Southern Environmental Law Center

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Addressing the Freshwater Challenge
  • Grant Amount $200,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2005–June 30, 2007
  • Location Charlottesville, VA, United States
  • Geographic Focus Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee

About this grant

The goal of the Southern Water Management Project is to promote water management policies that balance reasonable human demands with the need to maintain adequate in-stream flow for fish and other freshwater species. Multiyear funding will enable the Southern Environmental Law Center to maintain and expand its efforts to improve water management policies in North Carolina and Georgia, and initiate similar efforts in South Carolina and Alabama. In addition, the center will monitor developments in Tennessee and become involved as appropriate.Recent achievements included contributing to collaborative efforts to develop a statewide water management plan in Georgia; advising partner groups in Georgia and Alabama on the legal issues surrounding a long-standing interstate water dispute; influencing the development of drought management rules in North Carolina; and working to ensure that new water infrastructure spending also promotes conservation and protection of high-quality aquatic resources in North Carolina.