World Resources Institute (WRI) researcher Sara Walker describes the role excessive nutrients have in producing harmfull algae blooms. Not just in Florida, but all over the world the negative effects of increased nutrient pollution can be found.
To inform decision makers on possible solutions to these water quality challenges, WRI—together with the Global Environment and Technology Foundation, the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands, and the wider Global Partnership on Nutrient Management (GPNM)—developed a Global Nutrient Management Toolbox. The Toolbox provides a plethora of online resources to support management actions and policy decisions related to the sustainable management of nutrients and includes hundreds of examples of best management practices and policies from across the globe.
As Walker states: 'From the Eastern to the Western hemisphere, we can learn from each other and take action now before nutrient pollution and algal blooms wreak irreversible havoc on our ecosystems, economy and health.'
You can find her article here: Guacamole Coasts