What does the public think about Florida's water?

The groundwater that Florida so heavily depends upon is being depleted due to high population growth, urban development and the agricultural needs of the state. As one of Florida’s most contentious issues, water conflict is difficult to avoid. The PIE Center revisited the topic for the second year, asking voting-age Floridians about their attitudes, behaviors and experiences with water conservation, quality and quantity.


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When it comes to water, Floridians aren't aware of current issues, think quality and quantity are important, think quality is getting worse and are willing to conserve — to a point.

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Easy as PIE

PIE Center Associate Director Alexa Lamm and UF Water Institute Director Wendy Graham examined the key findings of the public opinion survey and addressed some of the apparent knowledge gaps.

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