Our Water, Our Future.
Volusia Water Alliance Virtual Symposium Series
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Our Water, Our Future
Volusia Water Alliance presents the latest of a webinar series: Our Water, Our Future – Two Perspectives. Join us on May 13th at 6 p.m. when we explore both the beauty of our waters and the threats they face. We are fortunate to have two dedicated professionals bring us their expertise on how to solve our water crisis. Gabbie Milch, Middle St. Johns River Basin Advocacy Coordinator for the St. Johns Riverkeeper, will take us for an amazing journey through our beautiful waterways to see both the beauty and the undeniable pollution in our backyard. Keith Riger, Public Service Director of the City of DeLand with extensive experience on most facets of public infrastructure will provide us the unique perspective of a public utility professional and the challenges, solutions, and opportunities that entails.
May 13, 2021 6pm
This is a Zoom presentation and Registration is required
This program was funded with the help of the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida via proceeds from the ‘Protect Florida Springs’ license plate.
There are some serious concerns about our WATER.
The quality of our natural water supply is in peril.
Our springs and river flows are decreasing.
Nitrates are causing excessive algae growth which is killing our wildlife.
Our underground aquifer—from which we get our water—is being polluted…
Where We Get Our Water
Most folks do not realize that our water supply for day-to-day drinking, cooking, and cleaning, comes from a vast underground network of water-filled caves called the Floridan Aquifer. The aquifer contains fresh, clear water that even comes up from the ground in springs. But as our population grows, our lawn pesticides, pet waste, fertilizers and other chemicals, as well as leaky septic tanks and trash in our rain gutters, is all running down into our rivers and the ground which ends up in our aquifer. So what was previously our source of fresh, clean water is now being polluted with everything from lawn chemicals to dog waste, and human sewage with undigested pharmaceuticals! This is causing serious problems such as effects on our fish and wildlife, but the real problem will be when we can no longer use our natural water supply, which may be in as little as 30 years.
Together, We Could Change This.
As we become aware of the situation with our water, and share with others to become aware, there could eventually be enough people in the community to work together and bring about significant change. The only solutions known at this time are combinations of government initiatives, industry advancements, business sponsorship, and a mass uniting of our communities to change how we think about water, how we use water at in our daily lives, and how we raise up our future generations.
In this first phase of creating awareness, the Volusia Water Alliance is inexpressibly grateful to the sponsors and media partners who generously donate vital funding and resources to help produce annual events that are FREE to the public. These events are the primary means through which we educate the public and increase awareness of the impending problems—and possible solutions.
Could you or your organization possibly be a donor or sponsor? It is a noble cause with which to have your name associated!
We are always eager to hear from you,
especially with any ideas you may have to share!
Or, we will try to answer your questions!