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Climate Change Assessment and Adaptation Planning for River Basins with Estuarine Resources

NIDIS Supported Research
NIDIS-Supported Research
Main Summary

In recent decades, marked demographic and land use changes have intensified water consumption in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) river basin and have fueled bitter disputes among water user groups within and across economic sectors and regions. Efforts to reconcile these differences have not yet been successful, and the need for a shared-vision water management plan is becoming all the more critical, as the basin begins to experience new stresses from climatic change. The purpose of the research described here is to (1) develop integrated scientific information and knowledge about the ACF water resources and uses and (2) carry out quantitative assessments that the basin stakeholders need to establish a shared-vision water management framework and plan.

For more information, please contact Meredith Muth (meredith.muth@noaa.gov).

Research Snapshot

Research Timeline
2015 - 2018
Principal Investigator
Aris P. Georgakakos and Phil W. Roberts, Georgia Institute of Technology; Reggina Cabrera, NOAA/National Weather Service
Project Funding
Coping with Drought FY 2015
Focus Areas (DEWS Components)
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Key Regions
Research Scope
Regional
DEWS Region(s)