A clean abundant water supply is vital to the continued prosperity of the Atlanta region. Innovative approaches for better managing the supply and quality of our water resources support economic growth while also preserving the region’s natural resources. This type of integrated water management, which includes a robust education program, is a key focus of the Metro Water District’s 2016 Plan Update.
In planning for future investments in the Atlanta region’s infrastructure, new approaches, such as addressing resiliency, must be considered to ensure those investments can adapt to changing conditions. Innovative practices, such as green infrastructure which better mimics natural conditions, is a nationally recognized approach for protecting water resources and infrastructure from current and future challenges. The Atlanta Region’s Plan encourages coordination between governmental bodies to develop sustainable solutions that safeguard public expenditures.