Extension educators face challenges as they strive to keep up with critical issues in their communities, such as those surrounding water. A growing population and a diminishing water supply necessitate that Florida residents become more knowledgeable about water issues. We conducted research to determine how confident both the general public and decision makers are in Florida's water resources and to assess how aware both groups are of the state's water policies. The results revealed significant statistical differences between the two groups in almost every category analyzed. We propose relevant ways to engage in targeted programming that will bridge the gap between the general public and decision makers.
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Taylor, M., & Lamm, A. J. (2016). Minimizing Disparities and Developing Support by Identifying Differences in Confidence and Knowledge Related to Water Issues. The Journal of Extension, 54(6), Article 24. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.54.06.24