Archive for March, 2013

  • About AquiferWatch

    AquiferWatch  is an organization dedicated improving the participation of citizens of Florida in the management of their water resources, with emphasis on groundwater.  It is dedicated to assisting citizen volunteers in the monitoring of our groundwater resources and to educating Floridians in the principles of groundwater hydrology.  AquiferWatch is registered by the Internal Revenue Service as non-governmental, 501(c) 3 organization.  It was started by Dr. Rick Copeland, a former Assistant State Geologist with the Florida Geological Survey.  During his professional career, he has spent many years evaluating data obtained from groundwater monitoring networks.  Since 2004, Dr. Copeland has been a Florida LAKEWATCH volunteer, sampling Lake Talquin, just west of Tallahassee.  As a volunteer monitor of a lake, he wondered why there was not a similar program for monitoring groundwater in Florida.  After discussing the situation with several of his professional colleagues and LAKEWATCH staff, AquiferWatch was born.

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