Welcome to the
Phosphate Innovation Initiative's

"Water Conservation" Science Center


How does phosphate innovation promote environmental conservation? The Water Conservation Science Center, hosted by the Phosphate Innovation Initiative, is the perfect place to learn about innovations happening behind the scenes to enhance water conservation in the Sunshine State.
Phosphate innovation means cutting-edge conservation. When it comes to water, Florida’s phosphate producers are leveraging the latest technology and innovative practices to use less and recycle more than ever before.
It’s working. Today, thousands of acres of wetlands and wildlife habitat have been reclaimed, preserved or set aside for permanent conservation. Sustainably using water is also good for Florida’s groundwater sources, which are healthier in part due to innovative leadership.

Water Conservation Leadership
We're Doing MoRe to Use Less

Innovation Strengthens Conservation
Here's How

20% Less Water Use By 2025

Installing more flow meters and measurement devices to better monitor water use and find opportunities for reductions.

Repeating small, meaningful actions everyday, like turning hoses off faster and reporting leaks.
Inspiring industry employees to think differently about water — in big and small ways.

Automating processes and equipment.

More Water


Using Rainwater To
Conserve GroundWater

Cutting-Edge Conservation

Phosphate innovation means more environmental conservation. The latest technology and innovative practices help Florida's phosphate produces better conserve the environment.

Wetland Conservation

Using less (and recycling more) water is an important part of wetland conservation. It means more water in which seasonal birds, fish, reptiles and mammals can thrive.

Reconnecting Ancient Rivers And Streams

We use high-tech methods to conserve wetlands and uplands for the benefit of the environment. Expert engineers use hydrologic modeling to design water resource management systems. Global Positioning Satellites beam information down to construction equipment on earth that is operated autonomously to rehabilitate streams and uplands.

In some cases, these streams were severed or destroyed by natural or manmade impacts decades age. Today, innovations are making it easier to rebuild them while reconnecting wildlife habitat. Reconnecting streams helps improve water quality to downstream areas helps replenish the aquifer and filters water bound for larger water bodies.

Wildlife Habitat Conservation

Once phosphate operations are complete, innovative methods are used to reclaim every acre and return it to nature. Tens of thousands of acres enjoy productive second lives as public parks, fishing lakes, farms, pasture or for permanent conservation.