State Strategies for Water Conservation
Baer, Katherine E.
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Water conservation must become an integral part of water management planning, especially in a state such as Georgia, where rapidly increasing water demands exacerbate the impacts of natural drought. Although Georgia began requiring water conservation plans as a requirement of new or expanded water withdrawal permits in 1994, the state still lacks a comprehensive and aggressive water conservation policy. Many states, such as California, Colorado, Connecticut and others have enacted broad and far-reaching water conservation programs. Recommendations for Georgia's programs, focusing on urban water use, are made based on effective programs from other states.