America’s wettest state is running out of water. Florida—with its swamps, lakes, extensive coastlines, and legions of life-giving springs—faces a drinking water crisis. Drying Up: The Fresh Water Crisis in Florida is a wake-up call and a hard look at what the future holds for those who call Florida home. Journalist and educator John Dunn draws on more than 100 interviews and years of research to find that there will not be enough water to meet demand if “business as usual” prevails. During this program, John will discuss how multiple factors are shrinking our natural water systems and spoiling freshwater resources for the public.
Attendees will learn the reasons for the decline of Florida’s water quality and the approaches Florida is taking to handle their fresh water supply. A Q&A session will follow the talk. To access the handout which accompanies this presentation, please click here.
Drying Up: The Fresh Water Crisis in Florida is available directly from the University Press of Florida. Use code CHW18 at checkout to purchase Dunn’s book at a discounted rate plus free shipping, valid through July 24. Attendees can also place their order by calling 800-226-3822 and mentioning code CHW18.
This program is presented by the Winter Park Health Foundation in collaboration with IDEAS For Us – Orlando.
About Your Program Presenter
John M. Dunn is a Florida-based freelance writer, educator and water advocate. He is the author of numerous non-fiction books and articles for publications such as Sierra Club Magazine, Florida Trend Magazine, the Ocala Star Banner, Business Florida, the St. Petersburg Times and many others. His most recent book, Drying Up: the Fresh Water Crisis in Florida, is the winner of The Florida Book Award’s 2019 Bronze Prize for Non-Fiction and the 2019 Florida Historical Society’s Stetson Kennedy Award for environmental writing. His book is available for paperback at Barnes and Noble and Amazon. To learn more about John Dunn and his works, please visit https://johnmdunnfreelancewriter.com/about
About IDEAS For Us – Orlando
IDEAS For Us (IDEAS) is an Orlando-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and accredited NGO of the United Nations. Our mission is to develop ideas, fund eco-action, and scale solutions that solve the world’s most pressing environmental and social challenges. Since 2008, we have been guided by our vision to contribute to a future where humanity thrives in harmony with nature and in peace with one another. Thousands of our volunteers have taken action in over 30 countries around the world and we have now evolved to specialize in helping cities advance sustainability at the local level through our projects, programs, and sustainable enterprises such as Fleet Farming. We align all of our projects with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development goals to bring communities closer to fulfilling the Global Goals on a local scale.