Florida's Source Water Assessment and
Partnerships to Protect Drinking Water Sources"
Department of Environmental Protection
Environmental Protection Agency
November 13, 2008, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
, Pavilion Conference Room
Admission to the park is free for workshop participants
workshop included a mixture of presentations about source water protection,
demonstrations of the DEP source water assessment system and the Florida Aquifer
Vulnerability Assessment (FAVA), and facilitated discussions to foster
cooperative efforts across various agencies and organizations.
Programs Invited: Department of Health, Department of
Agriculture and Consumer Services, Department of Community Affairs, Department
of Transportation, Northwest Florida Water Management District, South Florida
Water Management District, St. Johns River Water Management District, Suwannee
River Water Management District, and Southwest Water Management District
Click on this link to see the agenda.
Click on this link to see a summary of workshop discussions.
Since 2004, Florida DEP has conducted Source Water
Assessments for all public water systems in
. These assessments identify
potential sources of contamination in source water protection areas, and rank
the susceptibility of the water supply to these potential sources.
Information and methods developed as part of these assessments include
the source water assessment results/reports, the data sets used in the
assessment process, and the Florida Aquifer Vulnerability Assessment (FAVA) -- a
tool developed by the Florida Geological Survey to use in predicting aquifer
More information about
?s Source Water Assessment and Protection Program can be found at: