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Protecting Healthy River Flows for Georgia

Georgia River Network

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Addressing the Freshwater Challenge
  • Grant Amount $55,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2014–December 31, 2015
  • Location Athens, GA, United States
  • Geographic Focus Georgia

About this grant

A number of factors has put the health of Georgia’s rivers at risk, including growing water demands throughout the state and the Atlanta metro area in particular. The Georgia River Network, a statewide organization serving the needs of Georgia’s river groups, will participate in, and lead efforts to, positively influence the outcome of water management policy discussions at the metro, state, and interstate levels. This will include leadership roles in two coalitions working on such issues, one at the state level and the other at the interstate level. The grantee will promote water conservation and water use efficiency as a fiscally prudent and environmentally sustainable way to address the state’s water supply needs.