Workshop: Toward a Water Ethic for Florida & the US   

Course ID - CTD0497 

Short Title: Water Ethic    

 Audience    Faculty 
Length of Workshop:       5 hours (3 F-2-F hours and 2 post workshop hours) 

* Approved CT&D Workshop for Faculty Professional Development hours.

Water is one of the most pressing environmental and social concerns on the planet today. Healthy water ecosystems are being degraded, exploited and misused. Yet, tangible solutions to water crisis are in reach. This workshop will explore how humans have viewed and manipulated water historically, and how these beliefs and actions have impacted our current water availability and ecosystems at the local, national and global scale. Facilitators will lead a discussion on the idea of a water ethic for Florida, America and the world, along with solutions to conserve this rapidly vanishing natural resource.
Evaluation will include completion of workshop and participant must develop a discipline specific lesson plan that incorporates key concepts of sustainability and water issues. Lesson plan is due to the director of Earth Ethics Institute within three weeks of the workshop.


As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Examine causes of the current stresses on healthy water systems in the United States
  • Describe how a water-rich nation has squandered its water resources
  • Examine the history of water in the southeastern United States, specifically how it relates to Florida
  • List key water-supply issues facing America and the world community
  • List several solutions to address the coming water crisis
  • Discuss how local communities have come together to create a shared water ethic
  • Explain conservation as a water supply source by understanding the importance of quantifiable conservation practices
  • List economic benefits of gallons saved allocation for future population growth
  • Integrate sustainability issues into curriculum based on identifying connections between humans and the natural world 


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Course ID: CTD0497 
Course Title: Water Ethic
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.  

New - Easier registration for workshops

You can access the Registration System and register for a CTD workshop using the same user name and password that use to login to your computer.    Example:   Richard Johnson  would be rjohnson     (You will NOT need to create a separate student myMDC account to register for a CTD workshop

Make a note of the Reference Number for the workshop then go to Registration Instructions

Once you have registered for a class, you can print your schedule.    Please make every effort to attend once you've registered as seats are limited.     However, If you need to drop, you can also do this through the Web Registration screen.     CTD classes will appear on your transcript as non-credit classes.

If you need special assistance to participate in this workshop due to a disability, please call CT&D at 7-2366 so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  College Training and Development complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.