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Black & Veatch to assist Georgia with sustainable water planning
Black & Veatch, a leading global engineering, consulting and construction company, has been selected by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division to assist in preparing water development and conservation plans for three of the state’s regional water planning councils. The project is part of Georgia’s Comprehensive Statewide Water Management Plan.
Georgia’s Comprehensive Statewide Water Management Plan hinges on the development of the water plans for the state’s 10 regions. When complete, the plans will improve the quality of life for citizens by providing a proactive, sustainable strategy for water resource management with the growing state's long-term needs at the forefront. The plans will also support the economy of the state and region and protect public health and natural systems.
“This type of water planning is the foundation for providing sustainable solutions to effectively, prudently and proactively manage water resources today while accounting for future needs,” said Dan McCarthy, president and CEO of Black & Veatch’s global water business.”
Black & Veatch will work with the Middle Chattahoochee, Upper Flint and Lower Flint-Ochlockonee Regional Planning Councils in using water resource assessments and population projections up to 40 years into the future to develop realistic estimates of future water use. To identify the gap between need and availability, those estimates will be compared to the availability of water resources. Black & Veatch will work with the councils to identify the right mix of new water source development and implementation of water conservation practices in the region to accommodate needs within the available resources.