Water Resources Advisory Commission (WRAC)
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The Water Resources Advisory Commission (WRAC) is an advisory body to the SFWMD Governing Board and the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force. It is a forum for improving public participation and decision-making about water resource issues in South and Central Florida.

The Commission typically meets on the first Thursday of each month and holds special Issues Workshops as needed. WRAC Recreational Issues Workshops are held once every quarter. Meetings are open to the public.

Purpose and Mission

  • Builds consensus in the public and private sectors regarding water resource activities impacting South Florida, including the further development and implementation of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan and Expedited Projects, Regional Water Supply Plans and Lake Okeechobee and Estuary Recovery.
  • Examines the effects of continued population growth, development and agriculture on South Florida's natural resources.
  • Assists in developing actions needed to restore, preserve and protect the South Florida ecosystem while providing for water supply and flood protection in the District's 16-county region.
  • Promotes and monitors implementation of its recommendations to the Governing Board.
WRAC Members

Members are appointed to the Commission by the SFWMD Governing Board and represent a broad range of business, agricultural, environmental, tribal, governmental and public interests. The Chair and Vice Chair of the Commission are members of the SFWMD Governing Board.

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James J. Moran
WRAC Chair

(561) 682-6262
Governing Board member for an area that includes Palm Beach County
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Kevin Powers
WRAC Vice Chair

(561) 682-6262
At-large Governing Board member for an area that includes St. Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties
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