The South Florida Water Management District and the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) partnered to host the 2016 Water Conservation Expo and Vendor Fair on Feb. 19. This year's event focused on practices that agricultural operations can implement to reduce their water use.
More than 120 participants from the public and private sectors attended this year's Expo and Vendor Fair at SFWMD headquarters in West Palm Beach. The event also drew 15 vendors showcasing the latest water conservation hardware, technology and related items.
Participants attended a full day of informative sessions on topics such as the importance of conserving water in agricultural operations, research on water-saving methods and the types of assistance governmental organizations can provide. Speakers included representatives from the agricultural and nursery industries, the District, UF/IFAS, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the Palm Beach County Soil and Water Conservation District and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service.