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Water and the many issues and concerns that surround it continue to swirl in political, agricultural and economic circles. When drought conditions hit, the value of water becomes even more urgently evident.

The UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and UGA Extension look at the many prisms of water in all teaching, research and Extension programs. Extension agents educate farmers, homeowners, 4-H'ers, community leaders and businesses through workshops, activities and projects.

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Water at UGA Tracks the current status of drought in Georgia and other water-related issues. This blog also features statewide outdoor water use schedules in addition to links to climatological data, outlooks, a news archive, and other related topics.

CAES Hot Topics: Water and Drought Resource of information covering water and droughts, which includes related impact statements and reports, and relevant articles from the Water at UGA blog and the CAES Newswire.

UGA Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Learn more about the crop and soil sciences department at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

External sites

National Water Program Creates and disseminates knowledge that insures a safe and reliable source of water of the appropriate quality throughout the United States and its territories. Site includes information about research, education, and extension programs.

Southern Regional Water Program Site that applies knowledge to improve water quality in New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Florida, North Carolina, and South Carolina. It features program areas, reports and resources, success stories, regional links, contacts, partners, youth programs and information, and related links.

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Water at UGA This blog tracks the current status of drought in Georgia and other water-related issues, and is provided by the UGA CAES Water Resource Management Specialist and the UGA CAES Water Committee.
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