Water Quality and Conservation
2016 Brevard County Water Summit Presentations
The following presentations were given at our water summit in February.
- Public Opinions of Water Quantity and Quality - Dr. Alexa Lamm
- Hydrology of Brevard County - Dr. Chris Martinez
- Green Infrastructure Built Native Water Treatment - Bill Kerr
- Water Quality and Watershed Connections: Definitions, Ecology and Policy - Dr. Mark Clark
- Agricultural Water Policy Issues - Mike Register
Floridan Aquifer and Groundwater FAQs
In Florida, we are surrounded by water: lakes, canals, springs, estuaries, and even the ocean, but most of our tap water comes from ground water mostly found in the Floridan aquifer. What is an aquifer? An aquifer is a body of rock saturated with water that can easily move. In Florida, that water moves into wells or springs. If you have ever dug a hole in Florida and found water, you reached the water table. The water table is the upper zone of the aquifer. There are other aquifers in Florida, but the Floridan aquifer is the principal source of ground water for Brevard County. Read More
What Floridians Think They Know About Water Quality and Quantity
The University of Florida IFAS Center for Public Issues Education (PIE Center) recently released a report based upon the “Public Opinions of Water in Florida” survey. Taken by 749 Florida residents, the survey assessed public opinions related to water quality and quantity issues in Florida. Read More.
Importance of Water as a Resource
The University of Florida IFAS Center for Public Issues Education (PIE Center) released a report in February based upon the “Public Opinions of Water in Florida” survey. Taken by 749 Florida residents, the survey assessed public opinions related to water quality and quantity issues in Florida. When asked how important they considered ten different Florida issues, water is listed as #3 after healthcare (#1) and the economy (#2) in order of importance. Read more.