Indiana Public Media: Why Business Leaders Say Indiana Needs A Water PlanPosted Aug 15, 2014
Over the next few months, legislators and other policy makers are working to establish recommendations on how to create a statewide water management plan.
The task stems from a report the Indiana Chamber of Commerce released last week, warning that new economic development could put a strain on the state’s existing water supply. Officials there say if action isn’t taken in the next 20 years, Indiana will face serious water challenges.
The first meeting is part of a... Read More »
Muncie Free Press: Indiana farmers concerned about water supply, rising property taxesPosted Aug 15, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA (NEWS) - Farmer's Day at the Indiana State Fair is the busiest day of the year for Don Villwock, president of the Indiana Farm Bureau.
In the morning, there's a pancake breakfast for farmers where the talk was about a record crop production offered by Purdue University agriculturalists.
There also were concerns about Indiana water supply and increasing irrigation in northern Indiana where water from glacier made lakes and rivers is plentiful.
And other grain... Read More »
Indy Star: Indiana Chamber forecasts water shortagesPosted Aug 08, 2014
Indiana isn't facing the dramatic water shortages hitting California, but a new report from the Indiana Chamber of Commerce warns the state's water supply won't be adequate to meet future needs unless government better manages and distributes the valuable resource.
A study released today by the chamber's foundation calls for the development of a statewide water resource plan to better conserve and manage the state's water supply.
Without it, the chamber warns, "a large portion of the state... Read More »
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