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2011 Drought in Photos (June 20)
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Water Shortage Watch Briefing (July 5)
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Significant Rainfall Still Required for Recovery from Drought (July 1)
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SFWMD Extends Burn Ban on Public Lands Open for Recreation (June  27)
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The Water Resources Advisory Commission is made up of a diverse cross-section of representatives from the private and public sectors. The Commission works with the Governing Board to make well-informed water resource decisions.

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Governing Board Meetings Combined

The previously scheduled Governing Board Workshop on Wednesday, July 13 has been combined with the following day's regular Governing Board Meeting. This combined meeting will be held on Thursday, July 14 at our headquarters in West Palm Beach, and will start at 9 a.m.

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Effectively Managing and Investing Taxpayer Dollars

The South Florida Water Management District constantly looks for and aggressively implements ways to improve and streamline operations. We strive to be as efficient and effective as possible and have instituted a number of enhanced business practices over the years. We know that sustaining our region’s water resources depends equally on making the best use of our fiscal, technological and human resources and on creating business opportunities for the communities we serve.

To underscore our transparency and public accountability, we routinely:

  • Streamline permitting, procurement and other economy-driven processes
  • Actively foster business and community partnerships
  • Measure and report on progress toward meeting established budget and strategic goals
  • Encourage involvement and open dialogue with the public we serve
  • Collaborate with other agencies and governments to share resources and reduce costs
  • Embrace technologies that improve our efficiency.


Live Webcast


The South Florida Water Management District will be using a slightly different system to webcast meetings. Most PC users will not need to change their browser settings, but Mac users will need to download a new plug-in. Links to the webcast viewers for both platforms are provided below.

WRAC Monthly Meeing, Thursday, July 7, 2011 beginning at 9:00 a.m. from the B1-Auditorium on the campus of the South Florida Water Management District in West Palm Beach, Florida.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE WEBCAST (link will not work until meeting has begun)

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