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.
Each year, the South Florida Water Management District and the Florida Section of the American Water Works Association partner to host the Water Conservation Expo and Vendor Fair at SFWMD headquarters in West Palm Beach. Details on the 2016 event, to be held in February, will be posted here when they are available.
2015 Expo and Vendor Fair Recap
This year's event, "Reducing Your Water Footprint: Corporate & Institutional Practices," focused on practices that businesses and institutions can implement to improve efficiency and reduce demands. Speakers included representatives from Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, Marriott, Publix Super Markets, the University of Miami, the Florida Hospital Association and the Toho Water Authority.
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.