Webinar | July 2014

Innovations in Water Treatment and Conservation

Anne Roberts Brody, Policy Analyst

Only 3 percent of the world’s water is fresh, with 2 percent locked up in glaciers and polar ice caps. The remaining 1 percent that is available for human and animal uses has seemed, in the past, to be an inexhaustible, yet vital, resource. Abundant water for drinking, sanitation, industry, irrigation, transportation and recreation has been a hallmark of much of the South. Development pressures, changes in precipitation patterns and transitioning priorities and consumption levels, however, have caused a shift in this situation. To offset or prevent water scarcity, many states in The Council of State Governments’ Southern Legislative Conference have adopted creative solutions to water treatment and reuse, but states must ensure water quality standards and public health concerns are met.
This webinar provided a broad overview of the status and causes of water scarcity in SLC states and addressed ways in which state legislators can promote innovation in water treatment while conserving valuable natural resources.

Presenters

Representative Don Armes, Oklahoma
Dr. Ken Kunkel, Senior Scientist, CICS-NC / National Climatic Data Center, North Carolina
Chris Hamilton, Clayton County Water Authority, Georgia

Archived Webinar

PowerPoints
Armes | Kunkel | Hamilton