Water Pilot Program

Some FSU scientists are playing host to top ranking researchers from central Asia this week. The purpose is to clean up and dish out the best quality of water for Asian residents.

It's the prefect setting for a water summit, the crystal clear waters found in Wakulla Springs. In fact, it's Florida's high quality of water that has foreigners taking notes and listening carefully.

Diloron Fayzieva, an Uzbekistan scientist, says, “Population in our country suffers from water pollution, that is why we need some help.”

It’s help that's being offered through a Florida State pilot study.

Mikhail Khankhasayev, FSU senior scientist, says, “The title of the study is decision making process for sustainable development of this region.”

The region encompasses five central Asia countries dealing with water pollution and water sharing problems.

John Moerlins, an FSU researcher, says, “The purpose of this study is to allow NATO countries to assist central Asia with environmental problems.”

For the past decade FSU has worked with NATO on science issues hoping to compare current problems and find solutions.

This week's meetings wrap up the five-year pilot program spearheaded by the FSU International Institute for Cooperative Environmental Research.