The Florida Chamber of Commerce today released its sixth in a series of water research educational videos further demonstrating why following science-based research is important to securing Florida’s water future.

With research produced by Florida Atlantic University – Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Research Professor Dr. Brain LaPointe, the latest video addresses discharges from the Kissimmee River and other tributaries north of Lake Okeechobee, and the science-based solutions that policy makers are considering to mitigate these problems in the future.

The latest research educational video includes interviews with environmental leaders, including: Drew Bartlett, Deputy Secretary for Water Policy and Ecosystem Restoration, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Ernie Barnett, Executive Director, Florida Land Council, and Paul Gray, Ph.D., Okeechobee Science Coordinator, Audubon Florida, among others.

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According to Florida Chamber President and CEO Mark Wilson, there are few issues more important than water. With six million more people expected to call Florida home by 2030, science-based solutions are the only way to ensure Florida’s water future is sustainable and provides the quality of life Floridians and our visitors deserve.

  1. Have your voice heard on this important issue by taking our water survey.
  2. Register for the 32nd Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School.