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Brevard County Must Prioritize Wastewater Infrastructure for IRL Restoration

By |2020-03-04T17:14:04+00:00March 4th, 2020|

Brevard County Must Prioritize Wastewater Infrastructure for IRL Restoration On March 5th 2020, the Brevard County Commission will consider funding a $66 million 2020 Save Our Indian River Lagoon project budget, where >90% of those funds will be spent on sewage system upgrade projects. The Commission’s choice to fund wastewater infrastructure upgrades as a priority [...]

Clean Waterways Act Great for Florida’s Estuaries

By |2020-02-24T17:55:07+00:00February 23rd, 2020|

Clean Waterways Act Great for Florida’s Estuaries In every estuary in America with a story of redemption, the road back to clean water started with prioritizing wastewater and stormwater infrastructure investments. Such an approach is proving successful throughout the Chesapeake Bay, Raritan Bay, and Delaware Bay regions, where I work in restoration, as well as recovering coastal [...]

AWSP Press Release on SB 712, The Clean Waterways Act

By |2020-02-23T01:42:25+00:00February 21st, 2020|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Terry Gibson, American Water Security Project Phone: (772) 285-7683 Email: tgibson@awsproject.org Fl Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Landmark Water Bill AWSP applauds strong policy/record funding for policies to clean waterways [St Petersburg, Florida, February 21, 2020] — Senator Debbie Mayfield (R-Indialantic) introduced a last-minute set of amendments that improved the comprehensive “Clean [...]

AWSP Press Release on Fort Lauderdale Sewage Spills

By |2020-01-09T14:17:59+00:00January 9th, 2020|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       Contact: Terry Gibson, American Water Security Project Phone: (772) 285-7683   Email: tgibson@awsproject.org Statement on Fort Lauderdale’s Sewage System Failures City has spilled 126.9 million gallons of sewage in the past three weeks [St Petersburg, Florida, 9 January 2020] — Six major sewer main failures in three weeks have [...]

The Sustainable Angler Podcast: American Water Security Project’s Dr. Peter Barile & Terry Gibson

By |2020-01-15T18:38:41+00:00December 20th, 2019|

American Water Security Project's science director Dr. Peter Barile and legislative director Terry Gibson appeared on Emerger Strategies award-winning The Sustainable Angler Podcast in December. Give it a listen. In this episode of The Sustainable Angler Podcast, I interview Dr. Peter Barile and Terry Gibson from the American Water Security Project. As you probably already [...]

Fix Florida’s sewage and harmful algae bloom problems

By |2020-03-04T17:34:33+00:00November 8th, 2019|

Authored by the American Water Security Project’s science director Dr. Peter Barile, ‘Fix Florida's sewage and harmful algae bloom problems’ originally appeared in the Sun Sentinel November 8, 2019. Dr. Peter Barile, AWSP Science Director The third-largest coral reef on the planet, the Florida Reef Tract, spanning from the Dry Tortugas to Stuart, has succumbed [...]

Put wastewater improvements first in climate resiliency planning

By |2019-11-01T15:27:24+00:00November 1st, 2019|

Authored by the American Water Security Project’s steering committee member Robert Young, ‘Put wastewater improvements first in climate resiliency planning' originally appeared in the Tampa Bay Times October 29, 2019. American Water Security Project Steering Committee Member, Rob Young Around the state, Florida’s aging, inadequate wastewater collection and treatment systems are failing, and will [...]

Governor must veto dangerous growth-mismanagement bill

By |2019-07-10T20:17:07+00:00July 10th, 2019|

Authored by the American Water Security Project’s steering committee member Martha Collins, ‘Governor must veto dangerous growth-mismanagement bill’ originally appeared in the Orlando Sentinel May 20, 2019. AWSP Steering Committee Member Martha Collins Last year, during the 18-month-long red tide, a close friend who lives and works by the water developed severe respiratory [...]

AWSP Science & Infrastructure advisory panel announced

By |2019-05-23T19:36:13+00:00May 8th, 2019|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 8, 2019 Contact: Dr. Brandon D. Shuler Phone: (832) 603-378 bdshuler@awsproject.org American Water Security Project Introduces Science & Infrastructure Advisory Panel Members Saint Petersburg, FL – The American Water Security Project, a coalition of industry leaders, policy experts, and scientists working to promote the urgent need for wastewater infrastructure upgrades to [...]

AWSP Urges Science-based Appropriations for Water Projects

By |2019-05-24T00:19:16+00:00April 16th, 2019|

Kirk Mantay, PWS, Coastal Systems Ecologist Steering Committee Chair American Water Security Project 5315 1st Avenue South St. Petersburg, Florida 33707 16 April 2019 Dear Governor DeSantis, President of Senate Galvano, Speaker Oliva, Secretary Valenstein, Florida legislators, and Brevard County Commission: As the Chair of the American Water Security Project’s steering committee and an ecological [...]