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Ask your environmental group, church, university, homeowner association, hunting and fishing club or other civic organization to become a Georgia Water Coalition partner (click here to see a list of our current partners).

TO JOIN:

Submit your Participation Statement online by using the form below.  Once your form has been submitted, a coalition coordinator will contact you.

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Download the Participation Statement to submit by fax or mail.  You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the file.  The program can be downloaded for free at the Adobe website.

The Georgia Environmental Action Network (GEAN) is a collaborative effort among environmental and conservation organizations throughout the state to educate and mobilize their memberships utilizing a state-of-the-art electronic action alert system. This system provides the conservation community with a powerful means for getting their collaborative message out to elected officials, administrative decision makers, and leaders in big business and industry.  Click here to join GEAN.

Click here for tips on finding and contacting your state legislators.

 

PARTICIPATION STATEMENT

The Georgia Water Coalition’s mission is to protect and care for Georgia's water resources, which are essential for sustaining Georgia's prosperity, providing clean and abundant drinking water, preserving diverse aquatic habitats for wildlife and recreation, and strengthening property values.

The following principles define the Georgia Water Coalition's work and its recommendations:

1. Effective water management requires the opportunity for citizens to participate in regional water planning that is (a) based on watersheds, river basins and aquifers; (b) informed by the best available scientifically sound data; (c) reliant on uniform, consistently applied and enforceable standards; and (d) tied to implementation, including an adaptive management process.

2. The surface and ground waters of the state are a public resource to be managed by the state in the public interest and in a sustainable manner to protect natural systems and meet human and economic needs.

3. The regulation of interbasin transfers must be strengthened to reflect scientific knowledge, respect natural systems, and protect the basins of origin and receipt. Waters shared among users within a river basin must be apportioned equitably to meet reasonable needs and assure the long term sustainability of the natural systems on which all water users depend.

4. Water efficiency and water conservation are the cornerstones of effective water management. Complete information on water withdrawal and consumption by all sectors is a matter of vital public interest requiring full disclosure for informed decision making. All Georgians must strive to become better water stewards, both for those living elsewhere in a given river basin or those living in a downstream area or adjacent state.

The members of the Georgia Water Coalition work collaboratively and transparently with other Coalition members to achieve specific goals based on the above principles.

Participate
  • You can use my organization's name on public statements.
  • My organization will co-host a town hall meeting in our area.
  • I will attend an editorial board meeting in my town with other members of the GWC.
  • I will serve on the GWC Speaker's Bureau.
  • I will attend GWC meetings with my legislators.
  • My organization will publish GWC articles in our newsletter.
  • I have joined the Georgia Environmental Action NETWORK (GEAN) by using this link http://www.protectgeorgia.net and will pass this link on to our other members so that we can easily send environmental action alerts with just one click of the mouse.
  • I have read the information above and agree to participate in the Georgia Water Coalition.
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