Master of Arts (MA)
Geography and Anthropology
Population growth and hydrological drought threaten the water supply of Atlanta, Georgia. In Georgia, water policy changed rapidly due to stress on the resource, regulation increased, and the state promoted a “culture of conservation” to combat water scarcity. This study examines how regulatory measures, including legislative acts and Governor’s executive orders, have impacted the population’s attitudes and behaviors towards water consumption. Furthermore, public spaces are used to measure public perception of water policy, and serve as a physical representation of the culture shift.
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Chaisson, Samantha Kay, "Drought in Georgia: water scarcity issues and implications" (2012). LSU Master's Theses. 2325.