The public is invited to learn more about the Central Florida Water Initiative (CFWI) at a public workshop Thursday.
The Southwest Florida, South Florida and St. Johns River water management districts are hosting a regional water supply plan public workshop. These districts are working together along with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and regional utilities to address short- and long-term water supply needs in the central Florida region.
Through CFWI, the agencies will develop a regional water supply plan for the area, which includes Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole and southern Lake counties. The plan will:
- Quantify existing and future water needs.
- Ensure protection of water resources and related natural systems.
- Identify sustainable water supply options.
In the past, the three water management districts worked independently to resolve water resource issues, but the decisions of one district can impact the water resources of another. Today, the districts are working collaboratively with other agencies and stakeholders to implement effective and consistent water resource planning, development and management through the CFWI.
The workshop will include presentations and an open-house format. CFWI experts will be available to answer your questions and accept your input. The workshop runs from 4 to 7 p.m.; presentations begin at 5 p.m. It will be held at the Winter Park Civic Center, 1050 W. Morse Blvd., Winter Park.
For more information, please visit cfwiwater.com.