Water restrictions, a spike in population, below-normal rainfall – these are just a few of the reasons Tampa Bay is in the midst of what some USF professors are calling a “water crisis”. Last night, at the USF College of Public Health Auditorium, a group of concerned scholars met to present their research on one way the city may be able to combat rapidly depleting aquifers.
However ironic it may be for a metropolitan area surrounded by water to lack it, the consensus is in – Tampa Bay is running out of water. And the city will be considering the option of using highly treated effluent as one component of its domestic water supply, a method many are calling “toilet to tap”.
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From finding trace amounts of virus-like particles and heavy metals in our reused water, to the feminization of fish, one thing is certain: there is more research to be done. There will be a follow-up workshop to last night’s forum, which will cover the positive and negative effects of water reuse on Tampa Bay. The event has not yet been announced.
In 1991, Davis decided to write a book about racism. He interviewed various KKK members throughout the country, eventually convincing one Klansman to put him in touch with Maryland’s Imperial Wizard, Roger Kelly.
It was over the course of years of book research and interviewing that Davis says he learned his most valuable lesson.
Davis says he sparked many close, unlikely friendships with Klan members, whereby they eventually changed their racist ideologies, quitting the Klan and donating their hoods and robes to Davis. Davis says he has assembled quite a collection.
Despite his odd relationships and borderline obsessive hobby of converting Klansman, Daryl Davis is first and foremost a musician.