The Water Resources Analysis Coalition (WRAC) held a public forum this morning along with some board members of the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD). Brandon Tucker, governing board member of SFWMD and WRAC facilitator says he was happy with how the forum went and the discussions that took place.One hot topic during the forum was the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) reservoir project. Tucker says the governing board was able to share what they have been doing to ensure the project is implemented as quickly as possible. “We’re in environmental crisis. We need this reservoir built,” he explains.
As for the testimonies around the room, Tucker says they were great and the sincerity of the testimonies were evident. He says everyone wants the same result when it comes to taking care of Florida’s waterways.
Tucker also touched on the misinformation seen in the general media when it comes to Florida’s water. He mentioned that the district communications team is doing everything they can to ensure the public knows the truth and the science when it comes to Florida’s water.
AgNet Media Founder and President Gary Cooper caught up with Tucker following the public forum meeting. Listen to the full interview: