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Monday, February 6, 2012

Florida Author to Speak on Water Issues

C-SPACE and the Florida Studies Program present: Cynthia Barnett and the Case for a Water Ethic

Thursday, February 9 • 3:30 pm • Davis Hall 104

Longtime Florida journalist and author of two books about water issues, including the recently acclaimed Blue Revolution: Unmaking America’s Water Crisis (Beacon Press, 2011), Cynthia Barnett will engage the USFSP community about a key issue in Florida and the U.S., as well as globally.

Americans use more water than any other culture in the world, much to quench what’s now our largest crop—the lawn. Yet most Americans cannot name the river or aquifer that flows to our taps, irrigates our food and produces our electricity. And most don’t realize their freshwater sources are in trouble. Barnett proposes the most important part of the solution is also the simplest and least expensive: a shared water ethic among citizens, government and major water users.

Part of a lecture series sponsored by the university's Center for Science and Policy Applications for the Coastal Environment (C-SPACE) and the Florida Studies Program, this event is FREE and open to the public.

For more information, please visit and or call (727) 873-4872.


Julie Foster ( said...

I was unable to make the live presentation today at 3:30 pm - any chance that someone video taped it for viewing later? Thanks!

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