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dc.contributor.authorHall, Millard W.
dc.contributor.authorHarris, Ty
dc.contributor.editorHatcher, Kathryn J.
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-14T02:05:12Z
dc.date.available2012-06-14T02:05:12Z
dc.date.issued1995-04
dc.identifier.isbn0-935835-04-0
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/43873
dc.descriptionProceedings of the 1995 Georgia Water Resources Conference, April 11 and 12, 1995, Athens, Georgia.en_US
dc.description.abstractBoth scarcity and uncontrolled excess of water in the South-eastern U.S. have been much in evidence of late, calling into question the adequacy of the region's current water management. Expected future population growth and urbanization, as well as expanding public recognition of water's value in the good husbandry of other resources make it likely that its management will face additional, increasingly difficult, near term challenges. The strong possibility of global climate change in the years ahead expands the dimension of uncertainty about meeting these challenges. In addition, federal support for water management, excepting the management of its quality, has nearly vanished in the past thirty years. Clearly, the region's traditional approach to water management, trying to meet, piecemeal, the demands of uncontrolled development, is not working. This situation, now building toward crisis proportions in the ACF Basin, cannot be sustained. A fresh strategy of water management is proposed, derived by: inverting the historical policies of "top down" water resources planning and management, led chiefly by federal and/or state entities; placing much more of the responsibility for managing this resource at the local (basin or sub-basin) level; redefining flood control and water supply priorities; giving a new emphasis to conservation and reuse, powered by a new water pricing structure; and recasting the water management roles of federal, state and local governments. Instead of management by broad, sweeping national and/or state policy and institutions, most often aimed at meeting demands for water supply and flood control as they arise, let water resources be managed from the "bottom up", placing the focus on the needs of a particular basin (or sub-basin), regardless of the number of states in which it falls. Instead of treating water management as if it is a public right, let it, within well defined priorities, be managed and paid for largely by the beneficiaries of its management, in accordance with value received. To a degree much larger than in the past, let those most affected by a basin's waters, rather than the general public, pay for its management. And require of these same entities more decision making within a public policy framework which allows them greater latitude in meeting the needs of their basins.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSponsored and Organized by: U.S. Geological Survey, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, Georgia State University, Georgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityThis book was published by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602 with partial funding provided by the U.S. Department of Interior, Geological Survey, through the Georgia Water Research Institute as authorized by the Water Resources Research Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-397). The views and statements advanced in this publication are solely those of the authors and do not represent official views or policies of the University of Georgia or the U.S. Geological Survey or the conference sponsors.
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGWRI1995. Basin-Wide Water Managementen_US
dc.subjectWater resources managementen_US
dc.subjectWater resources planningen_US
dc.subjectWater resourcesen_US
dc.subjectWater supplyen_US
dc.subjectWater supply planningen_US
dc.titleThe Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin: A Model for Sustainability?en_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameFAMU-FSU College of Engineering (Tallahassee, Fla.)
dc.contributor.corporatenameFlorida. Legislature
dc.publisher.originalCarl Vinson Institute of Government


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