|Creator:||Metro Atlanta Clean Water Initiative.|
|Title:||Metro Atlanta Clean Water Initiative records|
|Quantity:||1.25 Linear feet (3 boxes)|
The Clean Water Initiative was formed in April 2000 to study metro Atlanta's growing water quality challenges and recommend a framework to address these challenges. A task force of diverse and influential leaders was assembled to study regional water quality issues and reach consensus on the strategies and structures this region should employ to address these challenges.
The Clean Water Initiative was a project convened by the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and the Regional Business Coalition. The Initiative proved to be an effective model for focusing attention on an environmental problem, developing consensus on a plan for action and achieving the political momentum necessary to implement the plan.
The task force reached its final recommendations on October 2000. The focus of the recommendations was the creation of a "Metro Atlanta Water Planning District" for a sixteen county area in metro Atlanta. Legislation that closely tracks the Clean Water Initiative recommendations was introduced in the state Senate in February 2001.
The collection consists of drafts and presentation materials used throughout 2001 Initiative meetings. Several versions of the drafts contain hand-written notes. Materials cover a variety of topics, from the quality and sources of water in the Metro Atlanta area, to plan implementation techniques. Also included is the Final Report of the Clean Water Initiative. There is also material pertaining to Senate bill 130, which the Clean Water Initiative succeeded in passing in 2001. A VHS tape labeled "Clean Water Initiative (Local Coverage)" is available through the Walter J. Brown Media Library.
Arranged in series: I. Water initiative and research materials II. Meetings III. Final reports IV. Proposals/plans/bills
Metro Atlanta Clean Water Initiative, ms3171, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.