Why Is Florida, America's Wettest State, Running Out of Water?

Instructors
John Dunn

Drawing on his award-winning book, Drying Up, the Fresh Water Crisis in Florida, Ocala author, John Dunn offers a wake-up call concerning Florida's water future. Drawing on more than one hundred interviews and years of research, John affirms there won't be enough water for humans and the natural world, if business as usual prevails. However, he also investigates restoration efforts, including those using green infrastructure to mimic natural hydrology, the new economics of Virtual Water, and the rethinking of water as a precious life-source, not a commodity. Above all, John cautions, fresh water scarcity is a worldwide trend that can only be tackled effectively with cooperation and single-minded focus by everyone.