The Central Florida Water Initiative (CFWI) will be holding an interactive webinar about regional water supply planning in central Florida Thursday, Aug. 29 at 1:30 p.m.
This District is working collaboratively with the St. Johns River and South Florida water management districts as well as 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. During the webinar, participants can:
- Learn an overview of the CFWI.
- Hear highlights of the planning process.
- Participate in a question and answer session.
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 CFWI is committed to finding new ways of meeting the demand for freshwater. Historically, the Floridan aquifer system has supplied the vast majority of the water used in the central Florida area. The CFWI is studying whether the Floridan aquifer system is reaching its sustainable limits of use and exploring the need to develop supplemental sources of water.
The public is invited to take part in this hour-long free webinar. Visit http://www.Polk-County.net/icastto join the webinar. No preregistration is required. Visit http://www.cfwiwater.com for more information.