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Crunch IWI Presentation : Linda MacGregor


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Georgia Statewide Water Planning Update

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Crunch IWI Presentation : Linda MacGregor

  1. 1. Regional Water Planning Crunch: The 2010 Interstate Water Issues Conference Greenville, South Carolina September 23, 2010
  2. 2. Today’s Agenda Today in Georgia State Water Plan  Regional Water Planning
  3. 3. Today in Georgia <ul><li>Challenges </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Budget shortfalls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Retirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New initiatives </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Priorities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strive for 100% compliance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Address wet weather issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support regional water planning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce permit processing time </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. State Water Plan <ul><li>“ Georgia manages water resources in a sustainable manner to support the state’s economy , to protect public health and natural systems , and to enhance the quality of life for all citizens.” </li></ul>
  5. 5. Regional Council Activities <ul><li>2009 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Statewide Joint Kick-off Meeting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Each Council met at least 4 times </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organizing, visioning and forecasting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduction to Assessments & Practices </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2010 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Each Council met 3-4 times, formed sub-committees to address specifics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6 Joint meetings for release of Assessments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Select, refine, and finalize management practices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Joint meeting on October 6 to discuss shared resources and management practices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drafting recommended Plans </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2011 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Public comment, Plan revision, Plan adoption </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Likely Council Recommendations <ul><li>Additional Water Supplies </li></ul><ul><li>Structural solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Water conservation </li></ul><ul><li>Ordinances </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Additional data gathering and analytical work </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul>
  7. 7. What can I do ??? <ul><li>Participate in Water Council Meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Comment on draft materials </li></ul><ul><li>Stay involved </li></ul>
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