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he water resources that people and natural environments so heavily depend on is being impacted by population growth, urban development and the agricultural needs of the state. PIE Center research explores public awareness, attitudes and behaviors about the protection and conservation of water resources. Click on the project names below to read short summaries, download final reports, useful graphics and more.

water2Public opinions of water quantity & quality (2016)

Faculty: Alexa Lamm
Staff: Melissa Taylor

PIE Center researchers conduct public opinion surveys on water quantity and quality each year. The survey, designed to be demographically representative of the entire state, measures what Floridians think about water supply and quality across the state, their engagement in conservation behaviors, understanding of water policy and identifies their perceptions of broad issues related to water quantity and quality. This year, researchers introduced questions that gauged residents’ perceptions of household landscapes and irrigation.

Water quantity & quality issue guide  Landscape irrigation issue guide

 

 

Water quantity & quality projects

  • Public opinions of water quantity & quality (2016)

    Faculty: Alexa Lamm
    Staff: Melissa Taylor

    PIE Center researchers conduct public opinion surveys on water quantity and quality each year. The survey, designed to be demographically representative of the entire state, measures what Floridians think about water supply and quality across the state, their engagement in conservation behaviors, understanding of water policy and identifies their perceptions of broad issues related to water quantity and quality. This year, researchers introduced questions that gauged residents’ perceptions of household landscapes and irrigation.

    Water quantity & quality issue guide  Landscape irrigation issue guide

  • Public opinions of water quantity & quality (2015)

    Faculty: Alexa Lamm
    Graduate students: Courtney Owens

    PIE Center researchers conduct public opinion surveys on water quantity and quality each year. The survey, designed to be demographically representative of the entire state, measures what Floridians think about water supply and quality across the state, their engagement in conservation behaviors, understanding of water policy and identifies their perceptions of broad issues related to water quantity and quality.

    Final report  Executive summary  Water & landscaping webinar  Water & agriculture webinar  Issue guide

  • Public opinions of water quantity & quality (2014)

    Faculty: Alexa Lamm
    Graduate students: Courtney Owens, Arthur Leal

    PIE Center researchers conduct public opinion surveys on water quantity and quality each year. The survey, designed to be demographically representative of the entire state, measures what Floridians think about water supply and quality across the state, their engagement in conservation behaviors, understanding of water policy and identifies their perceptions of broad issues related to water quantity and quality.

    Final report  Executive summary  Webinar  Issue guide

  • Public opinions of water quantity & quality (2013)

    Faculty: Alexa Lamm
    Graduate students: Courtney Owens

    PIE Center researchers conduct public opinion surveys on water quantity and quality each year. The survey, designed to be demographically representative of the entire state, measures what Floridians think about water supply and quality across the state, their engagement in conservation behaviors, understanding of water policy and identifies their perceptions of broad issues related to water quantity and quality.

    Final report  Executive summary  Webinar

  • Awareness of Suwannee River best management practices

    Funded by: Suwannee River Partnership

    Over the last 20 years, nitrate levels in the Suwannee and Santa Fe river basin have been increasing exponentially. The Suwannee River Partnership, a coalition of state, federal and regional agencies, local government and private industry representatives, formed in 1999 to reduce nitrate levels. One of SRP’s primary focuses is the promotion of agricultural best management practices. With those in mind, SRP contacted the PIE Center in hopes of conducting a survey to better understand producers’ level of awareness regarding water quality and quantity issues and efforts. Also, the recommendations based on the date will help SRP better target producers in terms of water quality and quantity topics, levels of interest, communication methods and strategies.

    Final report