Water a Growing Concern for UGA and Athens, Says UGA President
Outgoing President Michael Adams speaks to the Athens Rotary club.
Water could determine Athens' economic future. As more and more companies come here, demanding water for their business and manufacturing needs, Athens could find itself in the same pickle as California.
So said UGA President Michael Adams in a talk Wednesday to the Athens Rotary Club, a group he has spoken to regularly since his arrival in 1997. According to a story in the Athens Banner Herald, Adams also urged city officials to maintain a balance among the businesses in downtown. At times during his administration, Adams has decried the growing number of establishments with alcohol licenses.
The president said town and gown relations have improved since he has been in office, the story says. And he said the university has a $2.1 billion impact on the local economy.