Georgia Water Management Campaign collection

Georgia Water Management Campaign collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Title: Georgia Water Management Campaign collection
Dates: 1998-2001
Quantity: 0.8 Linear feet (2 document boxes)
Coll. Number: ms3108

Biographical/Historical Note

Just as streams flow together to create a mighty force, the Georgia Water Management Campaign (GWMC) is a collaborative venture between several Georgia organizations that form a collective touchstone for state water policy: the Association County Commissioners of Georgia, Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD), Georgia Municipal Association and the Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority. These organizations were prompted to link up when they recognized a pressing need: to help local governments who are facing major challenges as they work to protect and manage their water resources. Water has always been important. It was seen as a critical issue in 1998 when the GWMC's first Water Resources Leadership Summit was held. Since then, key issues like the following have occurred in Georgia: the three-year drought and attendant watering restrictions, water wars, moratoriums on withdrawals and discharge, federal court actions regarding the Chattahoochee River, among others. Georgia Planning Commission (Retrieved October 6, 2009)

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a notebook of material on erosion and sediment control (includes kit bottles of dirty water), a notebook of material on local government policy advisory committee meeting held in Peachtree City, Georgia in 1998, a videotape - "Water Quality in Georgia," a disc - "Land-Water Link," and several printed items from the Georgia Water Management Campaign.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

Sediment control--Georgia.
Sediment control--Law and legislation--Georgia.
Sediment transport--Georgia.
Soil erosion--Georgia.
Stream conservation--Georgia.
Stream conservation--Law and legislation--Georgia.
Urban runoff--Management.
Watershed management--Georgia.
Watershed management--Law and legislation--Georgia.
Wetland conservation--Georgia.

General Notes

Forms part of the Stephen Elliot Draper Archives for the Waters of Georgia in History, Law, & Policy.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Georgia Water Management Campaign collection, MS 3108. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related materials available in the following collections of this repository: Altamaha Riverkeeper collection; Georgia Water Bill of Rights collection; Georgia Conservancy collection; James E. Kundell papers; Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper collection; Elizabeth Reid Blood papers; Georgia Wildlife Federation collection; Ronald G. Cummings papers; Kathryn J. Hatcher collection.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


Informational material

1Informational material
Disc - Land-Water Link
Videotape - Water Quality in Georgia
Notebook of Material on Local Government Policy Advisory Committe Meeting Held in Peachtree City, GA in 1998
Notebook of Material on Erosion and Sediment Control (Includes Kit of Bottles of Dirty Water)
Printed Material - Land Development Provisions to Protect Water Quality
Printed Material - Environmental Management Requirements for Stream and River Corridors in Georgia
Printed Material - Something Fishy's Going On
Printed Material - Georgia County Government, September 2001
Printed Material - Southeast Watershed Forum, Spring/Summer 2001
Printed Material - Stormwater Management
Printed Material - Georgia Water Resource Policy
Printed Material - All about Taking Action: The Link between Land Use and Water
Printed Material - Every Drop Counts
Printed Material - The Buck Starts Here
Printed Material - Tips on Electronic Recycling
Printed Material - Earth's 911, 2001
Printed Material - Keep Georgia Beautiful
Printed Material - A Guide for Carrying Out Water Supply/Wastewater Service Negotiations


2Water Bottles