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In 2007, North Carolina was facing a relentless drought that led to mandatory statewide water restrictions. The crisis renewed attention to the importance of an assured water supply in the state. Learn about how a North Carolina General Assembly request resulted in a Nicholas Institute study co-led by the University of North Carolina that examined ways to more effectively deal with water conflict, future scarcity, and drought. The 59-page document details nine measures for the General Assembly to consider during the 2009 legislative session to ensure a secure water supply. Two of those recommendations would become law.