Source Water Assessments
A model for Public Education and Participation
URI Cooperative Extension and The RI Department
of HEALTH developed a public participation component of the Source
Water Assessment Program (SWAP). The goal was to involve residents,
community leaders and other groups in identifying local land use
and drinking water concerns and goals in order to tailor the Source
Water Assessments allowing them to be as useful a tool as possible.
Local residents were also invited to provide up to date land use
information for conducting the assessments. The following summaries
provide details on the process used and the overall results of
this phase. This phase of the SWAP was headed up by the URI
CE Home*A*Syst Program.
A Model for Public Education and Participation
Results for Public Participation Phase