Now for the rest of the IWRM award presentations, although the term 'rest of' gives these short shrift. Both were excellent. Note: the PDFs here are large - you may have to download them using a right click on the mouse.
Friend and AWRA Board colleague David Watt of the St. Johns River Water Management District presented the district's Water Supply Impact Study:
He also introduced me to his SJRWMD colleague Al Canepa who told me of the joint water management program between the SJRWMD and its neighbor, the Suwanee River WMD: the North Florida Regional Water Supply Partnership. The NFRWSP is focused on pumping from the Floridan aquifer and its effects, and is developing a groundwater flow model for the region that even extends into southeast Georgia. This partnership strikes me as further evidence that regional organizations such as the Florida WMDs are the way to go. More on this later.
Finally, our luncheon speaker yesterday was Blake Guillory, Executive Director of the Southwest Florida Water Management District, who gave us an overview of the SWFWMD:
He also spoke of the Central Florida Water Initiative, which addresses the regional water issues in the Orlando area, where three water management districts - SJRWMD, SWFWMD, and the South Florida Water Management District - meet. Again, additional evidence that the Florida WMDs can adapt to jurisdictional interfaces.