Georgia Water Stewardship

A story of how water connects all of Georgia

Water is a basic building block and necessity for all life. It is essential for agricultural, industrial, and household use for basic human health and economic development. Caring for water and water systems is vital to make sure we have enough to use to drink, grow crops, support fishing, support tourism, and mitigate storm and drought damage. 

To support our life, our health, and our economy we need a healthy water system all the way from watershed, to marsh, to stream, to river, to estuary, to ocean.  

Water is a finite resource, use too much of it in one place, or pollute a source in another, and downstream there is not enough for others.  

We can work with resilient natural systems to make this happen or we can attempt to replicate their function through artificial means. By looking at this issue through the lens of One Health - we can deliver solutions that are effective for people, animals, and nature. 

Check out the resources below to learn more and to get involved!

Georgia River Basins. From (https://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.html?number=B1385&title=Water%20Issues%20in%20Georgia:%20A%20Survey%20of%20Public%20Perceptions%20and%20Attitudes%20about%20Water)

Be a Responsible Water Steward

From your backyard, to a hike near a stream, to a day at the beach - you can make a difference through small steps.

Advocate

Coal Ash

Coal Ash, the leftover waste from burning coal, can seep into the water and soil, affecting Georgian’s health and well-being.

Trust Fund Allocation

HR 164 Passed in 2020 - amending the Georgia Constitution to dedicate all trust fund revenue for it's intended use.

Do More

Our friends at Georgia Water Collation have put together an action page where you can learn more about important water issues.

Water Organizations

Learn more about Georgia Water Stewards by clicking on their icon. Each group offers ways to learn more about them and ways to get involved!

Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary