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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, 2007–June 30, 2009
  • Location Charlottesville, VA, United States
  • Geographic Focus Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee

About this grant

The rivers and streams of the southeastern United States support plant and animal communities with globally significant biological diversity. Challenges to these habitats are mounting as the South’s population grows, creating a need for long-term water management that will conserve natural resources while meeting human demand. With previous support, the Southern Environmental Law Center, a leader in protecting water resources in the Southeast, has led efforts to develop state and regional water management plans that will sustain aquatic habitat locally and regionally. Renewal support will enable the center to maximize opportunities to promote water resource planning on a watershed basis; support the development of new, sustainable policies; and monitor progress by states in meeting protection goals.