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Thomas C. Feeney

Sound science must be basis for clarifying state water policy

Sound science must be basis for clarifying state water policy

It's a nightmare scenario for the next generation: A family travels to Orlando for summer vacation and is turned away at a theme park due to a water shortage. All restaurants are closed because they have no water for drinking or washing dishes. And finally, the hotel the family booked can no longer accommodate them because water in the area has to be rationed. How likely is this scenario? If current trends continue, it might be more possible than you think. The region just south of Orlando faces a shortfall of 300 million gallons per day by 2035, the Central Florida Water Initiative estimates. Similar estimates have been made for other regions of the state. Unless we change...

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