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State scientists gather to discuss Georgia's water

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June 17, 2008

Albany  -  The 14th Water Summit was held this afternoon at Albany Technical College.

It gave people from all over the state a chance to meet with experts to talk about Georgia's Water Supply and how to protect it.

The theme at the summit is Finding ways to conserve to meet Georgia's growing demand for water.

"Growing up in Georgia my mindset was that there was an abundance of water and that there would always be a water supply. And the first step in changing the way we use and conserve water is by having that paradigm shift,"  says Woody Hicks, a Scientist at the Jones Ecological Research Center.

Organizers emphasized that one way to conserve is to distribute industry throughout.

When industry is concentrated in North Georgia it puts more strain on an already depleted water supply there.

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