FGWA Convention Report
July 1, 2009
The Florida Ground Water Association’s annual convention and trade show took place May 7-9 in Orlando, Fla. Convention co-chairs Bob Caswell and Dottie Roberts put together a stellar program filled with timely and relevant substance. Thirteen educational sessions covered a variety of essential topics; 14 hours of continuing education were offered; and the exhibit area was open for 5 hours. And, perhaps most importantly, there was ample time to socialize with fellow industry members and learn from each other.
At the close of the show, Florida Representative Debbie Boyd received the association’s coveted Water Conservation Champion Award, and Florida Senator Carey Baker had the honor of receiving the Water Conservation Champion Award. Both were lauded for their efforts to keep the Inland Protection Trust Fund active to protect Florida’s ground water from contaminating fueling stations, as well as their efforts to make sure water well contractors are properly licensed and trained.
It’ll be at the same venue next year – the Caribe Royale Orlando – May 6-8; save the dates.