Watershed Dams, Water Supply, and Water Resources & Land Use Planning
GSWCC Watershed and Water Resources Programs provide research, funding and technical expertise on Georgia's water supplies, dams, and river basins. To protect and restore the state's water quality, GSWCC analyzes key watersheds and identifies opportunities to assist river basin stakeholders and all of Georgia in water planning processes and policies that improve water management and efficiency.
The University of Georgia's River Basin Center has published a new guidebook to assist local governments and community groups in developling programs to protect wetlands. Local Wetland Programs: A Guide for Georgia Communities.
In January 2011, Gov. Nathan Deal directed the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) to develop and launch the Governor’s Water Supply Program (GWSP). The purpose of the program is to align and mobilize the resources of the state of Georgia to assist local governments with developing new sources of water supply adequate to meet future water demand forecasts. GEFA convened the Water Supply Task Force (WSTF) that provided expert guidance in the program’s development and implementation. You can learn more about this program on the GEFA website.