Florida Chamber of Commerce Water Education Video Highlights Water North of Lake Okeechobee

By: Florida Chamber of Commerce

The Florida Chamber of Commerce released the latest in a series of educational water videos which points to 97 percent of water going into Lake Okeechobee coming from north of the lake – Kissimmee, and most of the contaminated water originating on the northwest side. The just-released coral research, and the Florida Chamber’s 11th in a series of educational water videos, were led by top FAU-Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Research Professor Dr. Brian Lapointe.

“When it comes to securing Florida’s future, there are few issues more important than water,” said Mark Wilson President and CEO of the Florida Chamber. “With 4.5 million more people  expected to call Florida home by 2030, science-based data is key to meeting the challenges Florida faces.”

The video also features water and environmental leaders:

  • Dale Gawlik, PH.D., Professor and Director of Environmental Science, Florida Atlantic University
  • Nyla Pipes, Executive Director, One Florida Foundation
  • Tommy Strowd, P.E., Director of Operations & Maintenance, Lake Worth Drainage District
  • Newton Cook, President, United Waterfowlers Florida
  • Jeff Couch, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Bill Louda, PH.D., Research Professor, Florida Atlantic University
  • Marty McKenna, citrus grower

Click HERE to view Dr. Lapointe’s other education videos and to learn about what the Florida Chamber is doing to secure Florida’s water future.