A Review of Water Conservation Planning for the Atlanta, Georgia Region

Published: August 2006
Authors: Peter Gleick, Meena Palaniappan, and Micah Lang
Pages: 46

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At the request of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, researchers at the Pacific Institute undertook this analysis of historical water conservation and efficiency programs and water demand forecasts for the region around Atlanta, Georgia. The goal was to improve understanding of the potential for reducing water waste in the region and maintaining critical water flows for downstream ecosystems in Georgia and Florida. This analysis offers insight for leaders and planners in light of the City of Atlanta’s unprecedented November 2007 water challenges, the first time that a major U.S. city was poised to completely run out of water in a matter of weeks.