The Phosphate Innovation Initiative’s Water Conservation Science Center is dedicated to promoting environmental conservation through cutting-edge technology and innovation. One of the ways the industry is doing this is by leveraging the latest technology and innovative practices to use less water and recycle more than ever before. In fact, Florida’s phosphate producers are currently recycling 95% of our water and have plans to use 20% less of it by 2025.
But the Water Conservation Science Center doesn’t just highlight water conservation, it also showcases work on wetland and wildlife habitat conservation. One of the ways they are doing this is by reconnecting ancient rivers and streams. They use high-tech methods, such as hydrologic modeling and Global Positioning Satellites, to design water resource management systems that help to conserve wetlands and uplands for the benefit of the environment.
The industry’s expert engineers and technicians use these methods to rehabilitate streams and uplands, using construction equipment that is operated autonomously, guided by information from the Global Positioning Satellites. This allows for precision and efficiency, ensuring that the rehabilitated streams and uplands will be able to support a diverse range of plant and animal life.
Florida’s phosphate industry is at the forefront of environmental conservation efforts in Florida, utilizing cutting-edge technology and innovative practices to conserve water, wetlands and wildlife habitats. The Water Conservation Science Center is an important tool to help tell that story. Phosphate producers are dedicated to not only protecting the environment but also reconnecting ancient rivers and streams, which will help to promote biodiversity and ecological balance in the Sunshine State.