In a significant decision, federal officials have rejected a petition for imposing whale speed restrictions in Florida’s Gulf Coast ports. This move alleviates concerns for Florida seaports, while other conservation efforts for Rice’s Whales are being prioritized.
Investing in the expansion of sewers and water infrastructure while addressing the septic tank issue will improve the quality of life and environment in Central Florida, as recommended by Florida TaxWatch. It is crucial to develop a comprehensive plan and secure funding for water-infrastructure projects to prevent future complex and expensive problems related to water quality.
Sean Parks, emphasizes the importance of growth management policies to ensure a better future for Florida’s economy. He suggests implementing green infrastructure policies, protecting unique lands, and exploring innovative development models to drive economic prosperity and address affordable housing issues.
Florida is facing a funding gap of $136 billion for water resource protection and infrastructure. Public-Private Partnerships (P3) and nature-based solutions can help address this gap and restore ecosystems in a large-scale and efficient manner.
Sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) can have significant water quality impacts but should enforcement be revisited for minimal discharges that don’t reach surface water bodies?
By MICHEL BRUNEAU, Ph.D., P.Eng., Dist. M. ASCE, F.SEI, F.CAE Most Florida residents likely would be surprised to hear a California resident say that earthquakes are not a big deal in the Golden State. Just like most Californians would be surprised to hear Floridians say that hurricanes are not a big deal in the Sunshine […]