Drought Response Communications


Triangle J Council of Governments (TJCOG) has received a grant to improve drought response communications in the Triangle region from the new Duke Energy Water Resources Fund.


TJCOG will work with local governments and water utilities across the Triangle to collaboratively develop common water supply metrics, consistent water use and water supply reporting, and best communication practices. This web page will be further developed to provide improved communication among water users and accurate, timely information on water supply status for news media and others, especially during droughts.


By 2060, the Triangle region is expected to grow by 1.6 million people and will need an additional 95 million gallons per day of drinking water beyond current supplies. The regional will also face increased water scarcity along with climate variability. This project is one next step in TJCOG's efforts to ensure reliable water supplies in the Triangle.