2017 Water Conservation Expo and Vendor Fair
The 2017 Water Conservation Expo and Vendor Fair, hosted by the South Florida Water Management District and sponsored by the Florida Irrigation Society, attracted more than 110 conservation-conscious irrigation professionals to SFWMD headquarters on Feb. 24. The focus of this year's event was reducing water use in the irrigation, landscape and nursery industries.
SFWMD Executive Director Peter Antonacci kicked off a day-long program of informative presentations geared toward landscape irrigation and design professionals and nursery water users. The event also featured 19 vendors showcasing the latest in water conservation hardware and technology.
Speakers at the expo included representatives from the District, Walt Disney World Company, the Florida Turfgrass Association, DB Green Integration, Ewing Irrigation and a dynamic panel discussion with three representatives highlighting their successful irrigation retrofit projects. Participants from the public and private sectors attended the full day of sessions on topics including the Florida Water Star program, irrigation system renovation, designing a low water-use Florida-friendly landscape and the importance of conserving water.