Securing Florida’s Water Future
By: Florida Chamber of Commerce
The Florida Chamber’s Plan for Making Florida More Competitive by Preparing Florida’s Infrastructure for Smart Growth and Development
As a state surrounded on three sides by water, it’s often difficult to imagine Florida having long-term water challenges. But as a state that receives more than 70 percent of our annual rainfall within just three months, there are several months of the year where there is little to no rainfall at all – leaving Florida in a vulnerable position when it comes to water supply.
Florida’s unique natural beauty, vibrant agriculture base, and world class tourism industry has attracted economic growth, an increased population, and record visitors. Florida is now the third most populous state in the nation, which has increased the need for vital resources such as water.
According to the Florida Chamber Foundation, Florida’s population is expected to grow by six million more residents by 2030.