The Georgia Water Planning and Policy Center (GWPPC) was formed in 1999 with support from the Georgia General Assembly and the Georgia Research Alliance, recognizing the increasing importance of water to Georgia’s economy and quality of life. The Center was created to assist in the research and design of policies affecting water resources and support Georgia policy-makers, citizens, and students in the field of water resources. The Center was established to provide sound scientific, policy, and economic information to support a healthy water future for the state of Georgia.
The Center’s work emphasizes the integration of knowledge creation and information sharing. We collect data and conduct research and we strive to make this information useful to stakeholders and policy makers that face decisions about water resources. We engage stakeholders in all aspects of our work.
The GWPPC is headquartered at Albany State University. The university provides the institutional framework and academic environment in which to proactively address the state’s water policy issues. The Center’s work stresses use of applied policy sciences and draws on the expertise of faculty and professionals from across a broad range of natural science, social science and engineering disciplines. Our projects focus on water issues that policy makers, stakeholders, and government officials currently face, with results that can be applied in agriculture, water resources management, and public policy. Our work products are created to support real-world decision-making with an emphasis on efficient use of public dollars to achieve policy goals.
We invite you to learn more about Georgia’s water resources. Take a look around our website, come to a meeting, express your opinion, and enjoy the beauty of our rivers, streams, lakes, and estuaries.