The Sharing Water Conference will be held at the Monticello Opera House on October 2 - 4. All events are free, though conference organizers encourage registration to ensure a spot.
Rob Diaz de Villegas WFSU-TV
Jack Carswell went to FSU in the 1950s. Once, sitting in a lecture hall, Jack heard a professor tell his class that a rocket could never maintain a speed great enough to escape the earth’s gravitational pull. “And there I was a few years later, sitting on my porch and looking for Sputnik.” Jack was sitting the in the WFSU lobby his fellow Main Street Monticello members, talking about water issues. He was making a parallel between the seemingly unsolvable tensions between urban growth, agricultural needs, and natural resources like springs. Aeronautical engineers figured out that they could mount one rocket onto another rocket, and ignite the second one once they were in flight to get the burst they needed. Jack is sure that this innovative thinking was a result of one engineer talking the problem through with other engineers. At the The Sharing Water Conference this week in Monticello, Jack hopes that similar conversations might take place as people discuss the future of the Floridan Aquifer. Continue reading