'Big Sugar' summit held in West Palm Beach

Posted at 6:56 PM, Aug 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-20 18:56:48-04

As water issues continue to plague the Sunshine State, many are banding together to brainstorm how to reverse the trend.

That was the topic of discussion at the Big Sugar Summit in West Palm.

Algae blooms affecting the Treasure Coast were among the topics along with potential solutions.

Experts from around the country joined the community. A solution constantly brought up is sending the water south to the Everglades. However, those who participated today say theres other ways to act like contacting politicians.

The biggest takeaway, many are frustrated.

"We've got these algae blooms that are destroying people's property that is putting people in harms way when it comes to their health. We've got people who live near Lake Okeechobee whose homes are being covered with ash and their kids are breathing that dust and they're going to the hospital with asthma attacks," says Frank Jackalone, the Florida director of Sierra Club.

This was the second yea the Big Sugar Summit was held.