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Why It Matters to Florida

Florida’s ongoing economic recovery has fueled growth in all areas- from population growth to private-sector job creation. In fact, Florida is now the third most populous state in the nation and since December 2010 has created more than 1.6 million private-sector jobs.
But, an increased population means an increased need for vital resources such as water. Florida’s population is expected to have 26 million residents by 2030 – residents that will consume approximately nine billion gallons of water each day. From a single glass of water to fueling Florida’s large agriculture economy, water discussions must take into account the needs of the future so sound policies can be enacted today.

Florida’s Competitiveness Agenda

The Florida Chamber growth estimates place Florida’s water demand at 20 percent higher between now and 2030. The Florida Chamber understands that enacting strong, science-based water quality standards now will protect Florida’s natural and economic resources for the future.

As part of its ongoing efforts to help secure Florida’s water future, the Florida Chamber of Commerce announced an educational partnership in March 2016 with Dr. Brian Lapointe, Research Professor at Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. Securing Florida’s Water Future is a series of educational videos solely focused on ensuring Florida’s water future is sustainable and provides the quality of life Floridians and visitors deserve.

The most recent video in the series of educational videos demonstrates why following science-based research is important to securing Florida’s water future, and sheds light on the harmful role that septic systems are playing in ongoing water quality problems in the Okaloosa River Basin.

The Fight for Free Enterprise Continues

With a larger population and increasing demand for resources on the horizon, science-based solutions that take into account the needs of Floridians and our precious natural resources will help move us in the right direction. Adopting smart growth policies will benefit small businesses and families by growing the private sector and will protect Florida’s natural resources for the future.

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Join the Florida Chamber Infrastructure Coalition‘s efforts to maximize Florida’s economic growth opportunities and double down on efforts to prepare for Florida’s growing population through infrastructure investments.

Dr. Brian Lapointe Testifies on Science Based Water Quality Solutions

Highlights Solutions for Harmful Algae Blooms

Dr. Brian Lapointe, Research Professor at Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, testified January 9 before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Environment and General Government to offer science-based solutions for the harmful impact that algae blooms are having on Florida’s waterbodies and neighboring communities in Florida.

Dr. Lapointe highlighted his research and educational partnership with the Florida Chamber of Commerce – an effort to raise awareness about the harmful role that septic systems are playing in ongoing water quality problems in the Okaloosa River Basin. And he shared the latest educational video with committee members.

Senator Doug Broxson (R-Pensacola) praised Dr. Lapointe for his work and partnership to help raise awareness of this important concern.

“Thank you for working with the Florida Chamber in bringing science into the forefront instead of emotion,” said Senator Broxson.

With 26 million residents expected to call Florida home in 2030, Florida’s water demand is expected to increase by more than 20 percent. Science-based water solutions are important to Florida’s economic and environmental future.

How You Can Get Involved

  1. Share the latest Securing Florida’s Water Future video, Algae Bloom.
  2. Sign the petition to ensure Florida’s water future is sustainable here.
  3. Join the Florida Chamber’s Infrastructure Coalition.

Preparing Florida’s Infrastructure for Smart Growth and Development

Think about it. Florida is already the third largest state in America and we’re growing by over 1,000 new residents every day. We have 21 million residents and we’ll grow by five million more by 2030. By then, we’ll have three million more drivers on our roads, 50 million more visitors and we’ll need 20 percent more water. The good news is that Florida’s business leaders have a plan and it’s getting traction. This is good for Florida, good for job creation and it’s a great way to Secure Florida’s Future.

While we’re growing, Florida is also becoming more diverse. Aging Baby Boomers will continue to swell Florida’s elder population and at the same time, the Millennial and GenX generations are growing as a share of Florida’s total population. As Florida’s population changes, it is important that our infrastructure systems respond to their changing needs. Creating long-term investments in Florida’s transportation, energy, water, telecommunications and agriculture infrastructure is essential. Our infrastructure needs to support growing demand as well as a wide range of options – from sustainable water solutions to autonomous transportation systems.

The Florida Chamber Foundation’s Florida 2030 research outlines where Florida needs to be by 2030 to remain globally competitive. To secure Florida’s future, we must consider the water and energy needs for nearly five million more residents, be ready for the hard and soft infrastructure needs like broader telecommunications, improved roadways and railways, air, space and sea ports, ensure Floridians can connect to job opportunities, education, healthcare options, each other and the world, as well as support continued economic growth while preserving Florida’s essential environment and community assets.

 

How Do We Make Sure Florida Is Prepared for Smarter Growth?

The Florida Chamber’s Infrastructure Coalition, chaired by former Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Ananth Prasad, is focused on creating long-term investments in Florida’s energy, water, transportation, telecommunications, and agriculture infrastructure. With Washington, D.C.’s likely focus on infrastructure, the Florida Chamber’s Infrastructure Coalition aims to maximize Florida’s economic growth opportunities. And, here at the state level, double down on efforts to prepare for Florida’s growing population through infrastructure investments. As part of the Florida Chamber’s continuing efforts, we are working closely with state leaders like Senate President Bill Galvano to enact smarter growth policies that meet Florida’s long-term needs and will, this week, present recommendations the Florida Chamber’s Infrastructure Coalition has prepared for Florida’s elected officials to consider.

The Florida Chamber understands the importance innovation and technology play in Florida’s future- specifically as they relate to Florida’s infrastructure future. Florida 2030 research estimates that by 2030, more than 25 percent of all miles driven (including freight) could be by autonomous vehicles. With guidance and leadership from state leaders like Senator Jeff Brandes, Syd Kitson of Babcock Ranch and Grayson Brulte of Brulte & Company, the Florida Chamber created Autonomous Florida, a statewide initiative that works to ensure Florida continues leading the way in autonomous transportation. Our vision? To make Florida the autonomous capital of “all things autonomous” in North America.

I believe Florida will continue to grow and we can remain competitive if we plan better for the next five million residents than we did for the last five million.

 

This week, leaders from around Florida and the nation will gather at American’s first solar powered town, Babcock Ranch for the Florida Chamber Foundation’s 2018 Growth & Infrastructure Summit, to discuss the future of Florida’s transportation and infrastructure systems, as well as outline the strategies needed to grow smarter. Governor-elect DeSantis, Senate President Galvano and House Speaker Oliva have all signaled an interest in keeping innovation and infrastructure at the core of Florida’s economic development future. This is great news as we fight to Secure Florida’s Future.

December 10, 2018

Growth & Infrastructure Summit to Spotlight Florida’s Water Future

 

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Hear From Dr. Brian LaPointe at the Florida Chamber Foundation Growth & Infrastructure Summit on December 11

Florida is the third largest state in the nation and continues to grow. As we prepare to welcome 5 million more residents to our state, will we have the resources Floridians, businesses and others need? One of the targets outlined in Florida 2030 is to ensure diverse and reliable water resources to meet future demand.

In the latest edition of the Florida Chamber’s educational Securing Florida’s Water Future video series, Dr. Brian LaPointe, Florida Atlantic University – Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Research Professor, discusses water quality and speaks to the urgency of finding science-based solutions. Click below to watch the video and be sure to join us at the 2018 Growth & Infrastructure Summit on December 11 where you can hear from Dr. Brian LaPointe and others on how we can prepare our state for growth.

 

Join us on December 11 at America’s first solar powered town, Babcock Ranch, for the 2018 Growth & Infrastructure Summit, where business, industry, community and elected leaders will take a deep dive into the topics that matter for Florida’s growth, including:

  • Infrastructure & Growth Leadership recommendations from Florida 2030 and how communities can implement recommendations,
  • Florida’s future transportation opportunities,
  • The future of Florida’s Trade & Logistics 2.0 report,
  • Florida Chamber’s Infrastructure Coalition priorities,
  • Autonomous Florida and the future of new innovations,
  • Florida’s current and future infrastructure needs,
  • and more!

Attendees will have a first-come, first-serve chance to sign up for rides in an autonomous vehicle during a reception on December 11 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Register today for details on how you can sign up for rides!

Growth & Infrastructure Speaker to Discuss Florida’s Future as a Global Hub

 

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“Florida’s policymakers and business community have long recognized and supported the state’s unique position as a global hub. While investments have been made at the state and local level in multimodal freight systems, has the Federal government provided the necessary partnership to support Florida as a premier trade gateway? What are the short-term and long-term prospects for such partnership?, ” said Elaine Nessle , Executive Director, Coalition for America’s Gateways & Trade Corridors

 

Be Part of the Conversation at the Florida Chamber Foundation’s Growth & Infrastructure Summit on December 11

As we look at the challenges and opportunities a growing population brings, one of the Florida 2030 research report’s recommendations is to ensure Florida’s trade and visitor gateways are linked to inland corridors to enable efficient global supply chains and delivery networks. Can Florida continue partnerships that allow it to remain a global hub in 2030 and beyond?

Join us on December 11 at America’s first solar powered town, Babcock Ranch, for the 2018 Growth & Infrastructure Summit, where you can hear from speakers like Elaine Nessle in person. Business, industry, community and elected leaders will take a deep dive into the topics that matter for Florida’s growth, including:

  • Infrastructure & Growth Leadership recommendations from Florida 2030 and how communities can implement recommendations,
  • Florida’s future transportation opportunities,
  • The future of Florida’s Trade & Logistics 2.0 report,
  • Florida Chamber’s Infrastructure Coalition priorities,
  • Autonomous Florida and the future of new innovations,
  • Florida’s current and future infrastructure needs,
  • and more!

Attendees will have a first-come, first-serve chance to sign up for rides in an autonomous vehicle during a reception on December 11 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Register today for details on how you can sign up for rides!

Florida Chamber of Commerce Doubles Down On Infrastructure and Growth Leadership Efforts

Infrastructure Coalition to Serve as Unified Voice of Business Preparing for Florida’s Future Growth

 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (May 4, 2018) – The Florida Chamber of Commerce today announced a reinforced undertaking of its long and steady infrastructure and growth leadership efforts. The Florida Chamber’s Infrastructure Coalition will serve as the unified voice of business preparing for Florida’s future growth.

 

“With 26 million people expected to call Florida home by 2030, a growing Florida means a growing need for infrastructure to support our increasing population and increasing visitors,” said MARK WILSON, President and CEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce.

 

The Florida Chamber’s Infrastructure Coalition is focused on creating long-term investments in Florida’s energy, water, transportation, telecommunications, and agriculture infrastructure. With Washington, D.C.’s renewed focus on infrastructure, the Florida Chamber’s Infrastructure Coalition aims to maximize Florida’s economic growth opportunities. And at the state level, double down on efforts to prepare for Florida’s growing population through infrastructure investments.

 

“Florida’s economy will reach $1 trillion by the end of 2018, and it’s important that we continue to focus on strategic, innovative and transformative infrastructure investments that will allow Florida to continue to compete and succeed on a global scale,” said SENATE PRESIDENT DESIGNATE BILL GALVANO, who has placed infrastructure among his top legislative priorities. “By working together with the business community and the Florida Chamber’s Infrastructure Coalition, we can ensure a prosperous future for Florida.”

 

Ananth Prasad, President-Designate, Florida Transportation Builders’ Association, and former Department of Transportation Secretary will spearhead the Florida Chamber’s Infrastructure Coalition. During Prasad’s time as Florida Department of Transportation Secretary, he continued to protect Florida’s Transportation Trust Fund, allowing fundamental infrastructure projects to flourish. He is also credited with creating historic investments in Florida’s transportation infrastructure.

 

“As we look toward the future of infrastructure in Florida, we must dream big,” said ANANTH PRASAD, President-Designate, Florida Transportation Builders’ Association. “Tourism is up, Florida’s population continues to grow, and now, we must match it with innovations in every mode of infrastructure to move people and goods more efficiently.”

 

The Florida Chamber’s Infrastructure Coalition will soon travel to Washington, D.C. to meet with members of Florida’s Congressional Delegation and officials at the U.S. Department of Transportation during National Infrastructure Week. The Infrastructure Coalition will provide its list of recommended infrastructure investments to state and federal leaders.

 

Learn more about the Florida Chamber’s Infrastructure Coalition by visiting www.FloridaChamber.com/Infrastructure

 

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Good Water Infrastructure Bodes Well For Florida’s Future

 

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A growing population means a growing need for vital resources such as water. Florida’s population is expected to grow by 5.4 million residents by 2030 and will need 20 percent more water to accommodate the projected population. From a single glass of water to fueling Florida’s large agriculture economy, water discussions must take into account the needs of the future.

Tetra Tech combines state-of-the-art technology applications and demonstrated best practices to help navigate all phases of the water cycle. The Engineering News-Record has ranked Tetra Tech number one in water projects nationwide for 14 consecutive years. Of all the engineering consulting firms in the U.S., they take on the most water projects, many of them cutting-edge, such as potable reuse projects.

Charles Drake, Vice President at Tetra Tech, believes the company has been able to maintain an elite level of visibility in the water industry because of the company’s commitment to its clients. He said Tetra Tech’s ability to meet client’s schedules and budgets has allowed them to build lasting working relationships.

“Our number one ranking in water is based on our revenue and reflects our firm’s market share in the water sector. We’ve been able to maintain that market share by providing innovative solutions for our clients,” Drake said. “By working in that manner, we’ve developed long-standing relationships and trust with those clients, which has allowed us to continue to work for them for many years.”

Tetra Tech was founded in 1966 and has been operating in Florida since 1977. The involvement of the company in several water issues has allowed them to develop a unique perspective on water infrastructure in Florida, over time. Drake said there are currently at least four water utility challenges the company is monitoring.

“The first two challenges are limited water resources and an increase in population growth. Those two things will drive innovative projects to conserve our water resources, not just for the environment, but for all types of water use,” Drake said. “We can develop alternative water supplies to meet those demands for all types of water use.”

The third challenge, Drake said, is climate resiliency and sea-level rise, which is impacting water management systems and freshwater resources. He said the final challenge is asset condition and management or “asset security.”

“We must focus on incorporating resiliency into the water supply so that they’re not impacted severely by those natural disasters, taking all of those things into consideration for future infrastructure projects by thinking well into the future about what could happen,” Drake said. “Communities are also interested in using advanced data analytics, including real-time data collection, so they can see what’s happening at that moment to different parts of their infrastructure. You could use smart water controls to manage those water resources during times of drought and floods.”

Tetra Tech is also seeing an increase in disaster management planning to address those mitigation strategies for climate-related hazards like floods, droughts, storm surges and sea level rise. According to Drake, those are the things the company is seeing more and more of over the past few years.

To combat these hazards, Tetra Tech is working on a water reuse initiative to provide sustainable potable reuse regulations for Florida. The initiative is promoted by WateReuse Florida, Florida Section AWWA and the FWEA Utility Council, and they organized the Potable Reuse Commission (PRC) to make recommendations to develop Florida’s potable reuse regulations. Drake said the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Senator Wilton Simpson have sent letters of support to the PRC for their efforts.

“The commission is charged with developing a regulatory framework to safely implement and move forward potable reuse in Florida,” Drake said. “It is comprised of representatives from all of our utilities, the public health sector, agriculture, business and environmental groups to develop those regulatory frameworks to help lawmakers, policymakers and legislators.”

Securing Florida’s future will require changing the way we view issues such as water. With 5.4 million more people expected to call Florida home by 2030, science-based solutions are the only way to ensure Florida’s water future is sustainable and provides the quality of life Floridians and our visitors deserve.

 Fighting to Ensure Florida’s Water Future Is Sustainable

 

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An increased population means an increased need for vital resources such as water. Florida’s population is expected to grow by 5.4 million more residents by 2030, residents that will consume approximately nine billion gallons of water each day. From a single glass of water to fueling Florida’s large agriculture economy, water discussions must take into account the needs of the future so sound policies can be enacted today.

 

Two Ways To Take Action Now

Adopting smart policies that take into consideration long-term need, will benefit Florida’s families and businesses. Join us in our battle to find sustainable water solutions for our state.

  1. Sign our water petition.
  2. Watch Securing Florida’s Water Futurea series of educational videos solely focused on ensuring Florida’s water future is sustainable and provides the quality of life Floridians and visitors deserve.

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The Florida Chamber of Commerce congratulates Ernie Marks for being appointed as the South Florida Water Management District’s (SFWMD) Executive Director. Marks’ two decades of experience handling natural resource management and Everglades restoration will serve him well in this position, as the SFWMD continues to make long-term, sustainable and science-based water policy to help protect Florida’s natural and economic resources.

Much of Florida’s economic success is attributed to our state’s unique quality of life. As the third most populous state in the country, ensuring Florida remains the best place to live, work, learn and play is a top priority for the Florida Chamber.

At the Florida Chamber, we look forward to working with Ernie Marks, and to continuing our advocacy and education efforts to help protect Florida’s unique water systems and quality of life.

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The 31st Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School is attended by more than 850 attorneys, consultants, engineers, state and local government officials, developers, landowners and others with a strong interest in environmental issues in Florida. Program features the most advanced and current instruction available on Florida’s environmental, energy and growth management laws, rules and programs. Attendees also have the opportunity to earn continuing education credits.

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Why It Matters to Florida

Florida’s ongoing economic recovery has fueled growth in all areas- from population growth to private-sector job creation. In fact, Florida is now the third most populous state in the nation and we have created more than one million private-sector jobs since December 2010.
But an increased population means an increased need for vital resources such as water. Florida’s population is expected to grow by six million more residents by 2030, residents that will consume approximately nine billion gallons of water each day. From a single glass of water to fueling Florida’s large agriculture economy, water discussions must take into account the needs of the future so sound policies can be enacted today.

Florida’s Competitiveness Agenda

The Florida Chamber growth estimates place Florida’s water demand at 20 percent higher between now and 2030. The Florida Chamber understands that enacting strong, science-based water quality standards now will protect Florida’s natural and economic resources for the future.

The Fight for Free Enterprise Continues

With a larger population and an increasing demand for resources on the horizon, science-based solutions that take into account the needs of Floridians and our precious natural resources will help move us in the right direction. Adopting smart growth policies will benefit small businesses and families by growing the private sector and will protect Florida’s natural resources for the future.

Act Now

Adopting smart policies that take into consideration long-term need, will benefit Florida’s families and businesses. Join us in our battle to find sustainable water solutions for our state.

Small Businesses Saved from Over Regulation

Last year the Florida Chamber fought back against an emergency rule that would have unnecessarily shifted the burden of pollution notifications to the public, the media and elected officials from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to Florida companies that may not be equipped to handle such requests.

As soon as the rule was public, the Florida Chamber of Commerce led a coalition effort to raise concerns on potential regulatory uncertainty, vague reporting thresholds, and the burdensome media reporting requirement with Florida DEP leadership.

Yesterday, SB 532, filed by Senator Bill Galvano, which would once again ensure the regulated community is not forced to become the regulator when it comes to reporting spills to the public, passed its first committee stop.

The Florida Chamber believes that the core function of the Florida DEP is to use its expertise and judgment to provide appropriate notice and recommendations to the public and we commend the Florida Legislature for making it clear that small businesses should not do the job of the Florida DEP.

The Florida Chamber will continue to closely monitor this issues and provide updates. To learn more, please visit the Florida Chamber’s Water Issue Page.

Florida Chamber Releases Third in Series of Educational Water Videos Featuring FAU-Harbor Branch Research Professor Dr. Brian Lapointe

Securing Florida’s Water Future: Southwest Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Jan. 25, 2017) – As part of its ongoing efforts to help secure Florida’s future, the Florida Chamber of Commerce today released the third in a series of educational videos solely focused on ensuring Florida’s water future is sustainable and provides the quality of life Floridians and visitors deserve.

Together with FAU-Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Research Professor Dr. Brian Lapointe, this series of educational videos focuses on science-based water quality solutions– with a focus Southwest Florida in this recent release.

“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 six million more people expected to call Florida home by 2030, science-based data is key to meeting the challenges Florida faces.”

 

“One in five jobs in the Tampa Bay water shed depend upon a clean, healthy bay,” explains DR. TONY JANICKI, President of Janicki Environmental Inc. in this latest video.

The video, Securing Florida’s Water Future: Southwest Florida, also features the following water and environmental leaders:

  • Thomas A. Harmer, Sarasota County Administrator
  • Holly Greening, Executive Director, Tampa Bay Estuary Program
  • Gary M. Hubbard, P.E., Utilities Department Director, Charlotte County Government
  • Gregory S. Rouse, P.E., Engineering Design Manager, Capital Management Services
  • Mark Alderson, Executive Director Sarasota Bay, National Estuary Program

“I’ve spent decades studying water quality throughout Florida, including nutrient pollution and harmful algae blooms,” said DR. BRIAN LAPOINTE, FAU-Harbor Branch Research Professor. “This project with the Florida Chamber allows me and my colleagues an opportunity to share this research so the public can better understand how human activities are influencing Florida’s water future.”

Economies across the state rely on water, an abundant resource in Florida. Water issues affect these areas economically and scientific steps should to be taken to prevent and counteract this side-effect of water pollution, a point Dr. Lapointe stresses in a Bottom Line interview with the Florida Chamber.

For more information, visit the Florida Chamber’s water solutions page.
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Florida Chamber Capitol Update: Water Solutions

The Florida Legislature gathered for its first week of committee meetings in the New Year this week, and several important conversations on water occurred.

The Florida Chamber continues to advocate for Florida’s water future by supporting science-based infrastructure investments and initiatives that allow Florida to grow while protecting our precious natural resources. We will continue to fight against unneeded, government-mandated regulations that place undue burdens on Florida’s businesses.

Below is a summary of water conversations the Florida Chamber monitored this week. To learn more about any of these, please contact me at cemmanuel@flchamber.com.

  • The Senate Environmental Preservation and Conservation Committee heard several presentations, including a presentation from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) regarding the implementation of the comprehensive water reform bill that passed last session with the Chamber’s support,
  • The House Natural Resources & Public Lands Subcommittee also received an update from FDEP regarding the implementation of last year’s water bill,
  • The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Environment and Natural Resources hosted a workshop on Everglades restoration and options to reduce Lake Okeechobee discharges. Presenters included the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, FDEP and  a representative from the University of Florida, who discussed various water quality and storage measures, in addition to other subjects, and
  • Senator Wilton Simpson (R-Spring Hill) briefed Florida Chamber Board members in town for the Leadership Fly-In on his perspectives on Florida’s long term water quantity needs, including potential reclaimed water legislation he is drafting.

The Florida Chamber will continue to provide you with regular updates on what is sure to be a very busy 2017 Florida Legislative Session on water issues.

Learn More

This week, the Florida Chamber released its 2017 Competitiveness Agenda, which outlines our specific policy positions on water and more.