Watershed education: Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, and Polk Counties, Florida

B. J. Jarvis, L. Barber, L. Miller, S. McGee, M. Denny

Abstract


Education is a key driver to effective water conservation, water quality awareness and behavior impacts, all top priorities for Florida’s stressed water resources. Population growth (estimated at 25% by 2020 to 21.8 million) means Florida will need 26.4% more water—an additional 9.1 billion gallons of fresh/potable water every day. Methods to protect water resources must take a variety of approaches starting with raising awareness.


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Proc. Fla. State Hort. Soc.     ISSN 0886-7283