Water-Related News

Multi-university effort to investigate Glades water quality

Posted by JoAnn Adkins × 04/25/2019 at 8:05 am

State water managers have set aside $4.1 million for FIU, University of Florida and Florida Gulf Coast University to study water issues in the Everglades and greater South Florida.

The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Board approved the funding as part of a cooperative agreement over the course of five years. The award will support FIU faculty, scientists and students working on South Florida water issues including:

  • water quality
  • hydrology, hydraulics, and hydrogeology
  • vegetation/floristics
  • soils and sediments
  • fauna
  • laboratory and quality assurance support
  • data mining, data integration, data analysis, and technical reporting/editing
  • regulatory permitting

The program generally focuses on gaining a better understanding of how the greater Everglades ecosystem reacts to management practices and restoration activities.