State of Water, State of Mind

Presented by:
Cynthia Barnett
In-person Presentation Needs:
Podium, Projector and Screen, Microphone
Presentation Length:
45 Minutes

Program Details

Water defines Florida and Floridians. Amid pollution half a century ago, the US and Florida passed bedrock water legislation with the Clean Water Act and the state’s sweeping water and land laws of 1972, some of the strongest in the country. On the 50th anniversary of these laws, Florida’s waters face new challenges, from increasing algae blooms to warming and rising seas. This presentation reflects on water as Florida’s defining element and how citizens can come together to protect a vital resource.

About Cynthia

Cynthia Barnett

Cynthia Barnett is an award-winning environmental journalist and author of four books, including her latest The Sound of the Sea: Seashells and the Fate of Oceans, named one of the best science books of the year by NPR’s Science Friday, and Rain: A Natural and Cultural History was longlisted for the National Book Award. She is the Environmental Journalist in Residence at the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications in Gainesville, where she lives with her family.

Contact Information and Details:

  • Phone: 352-376-4440
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