The Everglades Water Supply Summit will kick off today in Tallahassee and will feature appearances by industry executives, environmentalists and lawmakers. The summit will be headlined by Gov. Rick Scott, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, golf legend Jack Nicklaus, Agriculture Secretary Adam Putnam and other top government, business and civic leaders.
NBC News’ Chuck Todd will moderate the summit. Also on hand at the event will be Florida Power & Light Vice President Mike Sole, who will participate in a panel on water supply.
The event will be comprised of three panels: “Water Supply,” “Water Quality” and “What’s Next.”
In other Everglades-related news, the Florida Everglades Legislative Caucus convened its first meeting at 9 a.m. today in Tallahassee. Former Sen. Bob Graham will act as keynote speaker, and is expected to discuss the importance of Everglades restoration.
As previously reported by The Florida Independent, the Everglades has been faced with its fair share of problems in recent years. The area is suffering from methylmercury pollution, but no regulations exist to stymie the problem.