Tag: water

Ocean Life Series: Rising above sea level rise

The science is clear: sea level is rising. The extent to which we are able to create opportunities from this challenge for our communities is how well we incorporate understanding of anticipated impacts into decision making and think outside the box to realize those opportunities. In this presentation, you’ll hear about science, impacts and work toward solutions concerning sea level rise in South Florida.

Living with Water in an Interconnected World

Vizcaya Water Web
Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence
European and Eurasian Studies Program 

Living with Water in an Interconnected World

Friday, April 29, 2016 | 6:30 – 8:30 PM | Vizcaya Village Garage | 3250 S. Miami Ave. Miami, FL 33129

Water is simultaneously a vital resource and a powerful threat, especially to those of us living in coastal communities. As a constant in our lives, people have brought tremendous ingenuity and imagination to their relationships with water.

 

Join local and international experts: to reflect on how we have lived with water now and in the past, in Miami, Spain, Italy, and the ocean in between. How can we imagine living with water in the future? How can our local experience of coastal co-existence with the sea inspire an awareness of our common global interconnections?

 

We invite you to a water-based reception followed by a conversation with international experts

  • Aurora Morcillo, Professor of history and the Director of the Spanish and Mediterranean Studies Program, FIU
  • Fernando Nardi, Director of the Water Resource Research and Documentation Center (WARREDOC), International University “Stranieri” of Perugia, Italy and the Horizon 2020 SC5 (Climate Action) Italian delegation expert
  • Honorable Nathalie Olijslager, Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Miami
  • Ian Simpkins, Deputy Director for Horticulture and Urban Agriculture, Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

 

Co-Sponsored by Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, FIU Jean Monnet Project, European and Eurasian Studies Program,

Spanish and Mediterranean Studies Program, FIU Ecohumanities for Cities in Crisis Project

and the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

 

Funded in part through the Humanities in the Public Square Initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the European Commission.

 

This event is free, but registration is required. To RSVP, please visit: bit.ly/LivingWithWater.

 For more information, please contact 305-348-5949.

Rain Barrel Workshop

Florida receives an average of 56 inches of rainfall per year. A rain barrel is an inexpensive means of capturing and storing some of this water  for later use. By installing a rain barrel you will not only help reduce pollution from stormwater runoff, but also have a supply of free non-chlorinated Ph neutral water for watering your vegetable garden, prize orchids, potted plants and much more!

Learn about water conservation issues and how to construct and install your very own rain barrel. 

Rain barrels cost $40.00 each, attending the workshop is free, saving water is priceless. We will be sharing plants, cuttings and seeds from our shadehouse with participants and will conduct the shower head exchange program (exchange program is for Miami Dade County Residents only).

Please contact Lize Luna to register at 305-248-3311 ext. 242

Rain Barrel Workshop

Florida receives an average of 56 inches of rainfall per year. A rain barrel is an inexpensive means of capturing and storing some of this water  for later use. By installing a rain barrel you will not only help reduce pollution from stormwater runoff, but also have a supply of free non-chlorinated Ph neutral water for watering your vegetable garden, prize orchids, potted plants and much more!

Learn about water conservation issues and how to construct and install your very own rain barrel. 

Rain barrels cost $40.00 each, attending the workshop is free, saving water is priceless. We will be sharing plants, cuttings and seeds from our shadehouse with participants and will conduct the shower head exchange program (exchange program is for Miami Dade County Residents only).

Please contact Lize Luna to register at 305-248-3311 ext. 242