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dc.contributor.authorMissimer, Thomas M.
dc.contributor.authorDanser, Philip Alexander
dc.contributor.authorAmy, Gary L.
dc.contributor.authorPankratz, Tom M.
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-03T12:04:40Z
dc.date.available2015-08-03T12:04:40Z
dc.date.issued2014-07
dc.identifier.issn13667017
dc.identifier.doi10.2166/wp.2014.131
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/563623
dc.description.abstractMany large population centres are currently facing considerable difficulties with planning issues to secure future water supplies, as a result of water allocation and environmental issues, litigation, and political dogma. A classic case occurs in the metropolitan Atlanta area, which is a rapidly growing, large population centre that relies solely on surface water for supply. Lake Lanier currently supplies about 70% of the water demand and has been involved in a protracted legal dispute for more than two decades. Drought and environmental management of the reservoir combined to create a water shortage which nearly caused a disaster to the region in 2007 (only about 35 days of water supply was in reserve). While the region has made progress in controlling water demand by implementing a conservation plan, per capita use projections are still very high (at 511 L/day in 2035). Both non-potable reuse and indirect reuse of treated wastewater are contained in the most current water supply plan with up to 380,000 m3/day of wastewater treated using advanced wastewater treatment (nutrient removal) to be discharged into Lake Lanier. The water supply plan, however, includes no additional or new supply sources and has deleted any reference to the use of seawater desalination or other potential water sources which would provide diversification, thereby relying solely on the Coosa and Chattahoochee river reservoirs for the future. © 2014 IWA Publishing.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was funded by the Water Desalination and Reuse Center and from discretionary research funds provided by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.
dc.publisherIWA Publishing
dc.subjectReservoir management
dc.subjectWater dispute
dc.subjectWater litigation
dc.subjectWater reuse
dc.subjectWater supply management
dc.subjectWater supply planning
dc.titleWater crisis: the metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia, regional water supply conflict
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentWater Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)
dc.contributor.departmentWater Desalination & Reuse Research Cntr
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
dc.identifier.journalWater Policy
dc.contributor.institutionWater Desalination Report, P.O. Box 75064, Houston, TX 77234-5064, United States
kaust.personMissimer, Thomas M.
kaust.personAmy, Gary L.
kaust.personDanser, Philip Alexander


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