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The League of Women Voters of Alachua County/Gainesville, FL and the Alachua County Environmental Protection Department (EPD) invite you to attend a public water forum titled “The Status and Future of our Water Supply” on Wednesday, October 12, 2011, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Oak Hammock (5100 SW 25th Blvd., Gainesville). 

Come learn about aquifers, groundwater, and how water is being used and managed in North Florida.  

 

This program is free and open to the public.

 

Agenda

 

The Status and Future of Our Water Supply Agenda

Wednesday, October 12, 2011, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Oak Hammock (5100 SW 25th Blvd., Gainesville)

 

6:30 – 6:40 Introduction- Kathy Kidder, President, League of Women Voters Alachua

County/Gainesville and Kathleen McKee, Research Coordinator, UF Water Institute

 

6:40- 6:55 North Florida Aquifer 101- Dr. Mike Annable, Professor, UF Department

of Environmental Engineering Sciences

 

7:00 – 7:15 Groundwater Use in Alachua County- Stacie Greco, Water Conservation

Coordinator, Alachua County Environmental Protection Department

 

7:15-7:30 Water Supply in the St. Johns River Water Management District- Tom

Bartol, Division of Water Supply Management Director, St. Johns River Water

Management District

 

7:30-7:45 Suwannee River Water Management District Water Supply- Dale Jenkins,

Senior Hydrogeologist, Suwannee River Water Management District

 

7:50-8:30 Facilitated Panel With:

 

9 Richard Hamann (University of Florida Levin College of Law)

9 Chris Bird ( Alachua County Environmental Protection Department Director)

9 Rick Hutton (Gainesville Regional Utilities Supervising Utility Engineer)

9 Bob Knight ( H. T. Odum Florida Springs Institute Director)

9 Mike Annable (University of Florida Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences)

9 Tom Bartol ( Division of Water Supply Management Director, St. Johns River Water Management District)

9 Dale Jenkins (Senior Hydrogeologist, Suwannee River Water Management District)

 

8:35 – Close

 

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The League of Women Voters of Alachua County/Gainesville, FL and the Alachua County Environmental Protection Department (EPD) invite you to attend a public water forum titled “The Status and Future of our Water Supply” on Wednesday, October 12, 2011, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Oak Hammock (5100 SW 25th Blvd., Gainesville). 

Come learn about aquifers, groundwater, and how water is being used and managed in North Florida. This event is open to everyone!

 

There will be speakers and a panel of regional water experts from Alachua County EPD, Water Management Districts, Springs Institute, and UF to discuss questions from the public.

 

Stacie Greco, Alachua County Environmental Protection Department Water Conservation Coordinator, and Kathleen McKee, LWV member and Research Coordinator at the UF Water Institute, are coordinating this event to inform and create a platform for discussion among citizens, policymakers, managers, and elected officials. 

 

Please take advantage of this valuable opportunity to learn about local and regional water supply: from the science to policy to planning and citizen concerns.

 

If you would like to submit a question for the panel, you may do so before the meeting online:

https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGxJTHhtOU14YUdzYmxOTkhWeEgxWUE6MQ

See attached flyer and FaceBook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=160383677379624

For more information, visit www.alachuacountywater.org or contact:

Stacie Greco, Alachua County Environmental Protection Department Water Conservation Coordinator, 352-264-6829, [log in to unmask]

Kathleen McKee, LWV member and Research Coordinator at the UF Water Institute, 352-392-5893 x2114, [log in to unmask]

 

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.  http://www.lwv-alachua.org/