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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, 2009–June 30, 2011
  • Location Charlottesville, VA, United States
  • Geographic Focus Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee

About this grant

The recent cycle of droughts in the Southeast has led states to acknowledge the need for better water management. The significant population growth predicted for the region also increases the need to create and implement sustainable water management plans. The Southern Environmental Law Center, a well-respected regional group, works to protect the biodiversity of the Southeast’s freshwater resources as states and localities make water management decisions. In recent years, the center has worked with partner organizations to improve water management policies in Georgia, North Carolina, and neighboring states. With continued support from Mott, the center will help implement policies recently adopted in Georgia, while seeking new policy reforms in North Carolina, South Carolina, and other states.