Florida's Water: A Fragile Resource in a Vulnerable State

Florida's Water: A Fragile Resource in a Vulnerable State

by Tom Swihart
     
 

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Florida's Water poses fundamental questions about water sustainability in the United States' fourth largest state. Florida has long-standing water quality problems. Global climate change threatens to intensify Florida's floods and droughts, make hurricanes more common or more damaging, and eventually submerge much of low-lying Florida, including the Everglades. How…  See more details below

Overview

Florida's Water poses fundamental questions about water sustainability in the United States' fourth largest state. Florida has long-standing water quality problems. Global climate change threatens to intensify Florida's floods and droughts, make hurricanes more common or more damaging, and eventually submerge much of low-lying Florida, including the Everglades. How can Florida meet these extraordinary challenges? And what lessons does the Florida experience hold for other states?
This book fully integrates the many diverse responsibilities of water management into a readable and compelling combination of interesting narratives and deep analysis. Author Tom Swihart's unique, intimate knowledge of Florida's successes and failures in water management brings out both the novelty of Florida's water situation and the features that it has in common with other states.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781136521645
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/25/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
File size:
8 MB

Meet the Author

Tom Swihart is the former head (administrator) of the Office of Water Policy in the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. He has Master's in Urban and Regional Planning from Florida State University

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