Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016

Soaring demand

Report: Florida at risk of facing water-supply strain

Florida 2070

Florida Today

Demand for water will more than double in Florida by 2070 if building trends continue along their current sprawling path, bringing another 15 million people to the state, according to a new report. But if new development clusters together and increases water conservation by 20 percent, the state could save 27 percent in development-related water demand, compared to the business-as-usual scenario, a study by University of Florida concludes.

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Symposium examines Texas' water challenges

Texas Public Radio

Texas’ growing need for water was the topic of the most recent Texas Water Symposium. The state is expected to double in population growth over the next 40 to 50 years, with most of the growth in cities, said Dr. Jay Banner in opening remarks before the panel. “Where will all these people — twice as many people as there currently are — get the water that they need?” he asked.

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La. pushes for flood recovery money by end of year

New Orleans Times-Picayune

Louisiana is hoping to get the bulk of its federal funding for flood recovery appropriated in Congress by the end of 2016, but the election of Donald Trump has called into question whether some of that assistance might wait until 2017. "We had always had the intention of doing this in the lame duck [session in December]. The election changes things," said Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La.

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