Florida is preparing for a time of unprecedented change. By 2030, we will be home to 26 million residents. As we anticipate the impact this growing population will have on our state, it is crucial that we protect and maintain high quality and well managed water resources. Our priorities must include:
- Preserving the quality of water bodies, fisheries, and aquifers that support tourism, agriculture and economic development.
- Improving wastewater infrastructure and minimize health and environmental/economic impacts.
- Investing in private and public water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure improvements.
- Incentivizing water conservation, reuse, and innovative technologies to limit depletion of Florida’s aquifers. Build new infrastructure projects and diversify water sources to meet growing demand through greater use of reclaimed water, desalination, and other strategies.
For information on preparing Florida’s infrastructure for smart growth and development, download the Florida 2030 Key Targets & Strategies by visiting www.Florida2030.org