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Researchers, students meet to promote solutions to Florida water quality problems

It was a packed house at Florida Gulf Coast University on Friday at the 28th Annual Southwest Florida Water Resource Conference. Around a hundred students met with some of the leading experts in water quality to share ideas and increase awareness of the state’s water issues, such as red tide and blue-green algae.

“This type of event is so important in cultivating these leaders of the future to solve our water crisis,” said Jennifer Hecker, executive director of the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program. “This is something that’s going to likely go on for a generation or two. We’re not going to solve this problem overnight.”

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