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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.
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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.
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