The South Florida Water Management District and the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) are partnering to host the 2016 Water Conservation Expo and Vendor Fair. This year's event will focus on practices that agricultural operations can implement to reduce their water use.
FREE Water Conservation Expo – Reducing Water Use in Agricultural Operations
Technology and hardware vendors
Friday, Feb. 19, 2016 – 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
SFWMD Headquarters – B-1 Auditorium
3301 Gun Club Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33406
The South Florida Water Management District and the Florida Automated Weather Network (FAWN) from the University of Florida held a free seminar on July 17, 2015, about using advanced irrigation tools to conserve water.
Seminar attendees learned about tools and techniques to increase irrigation efficiency while maintaining healthy crops and landscapes. The workshop was open to the public and geared toward homeowners, irrigation professionals, utilities, homeowners and condominium associations, farmers and commercial and industrial maintenance staff.
Copies of presentations from both the urban and agricultural sessions are available below.
Thank you for your interest in the Water Savings Incentive Program (WaterSIP). The SFWMD Governing Board approved nine WaterSIP projects for Fiscal Year 2015 during its meeting on Dec. 11, 2014. A list of the approved FY2015 projects can be found in the WaterSIP Project and Funding Summaries link below.
FY2015 is the final year that funding for water conservation projects will be made available through WaterSIP. In its 13 years of existence, the program partially funded 181 projects with an estimated savings of 2.84 billion gallons of water per year.
Beginning in Fiscal Year 2016, funding consideration for local projects that use water-saving hardware and technology will be incorporated into the water conservation component of the new Cooperative Funding Program. The application period for FY16 projects closed on Nov. 21, 2014. For more details, visit the Cooperative Funding Program web page.