J. Wilam McCartney
: o /otA we / /eroeda
W?)atz dtanayemew/ !4ic41
Route 1, Box 3100, Havana, Florida 32333
October 18, 1982
Mr. Bill Tatum, Executive Director
Southwest Florida Water Management District
5060 U.S. Highway 41, South
Brooksville, FL 33512
Dear Mr. Tatum:
Enclosed is a slightly revised edition of
during the Annual Conference on Water Management
to fit our usual format for the Conference Guide
the charge for your panel
In Florida. It was revised
that will be distributed
We are honored that you are planning to attend and participate.
shaping up to be the best Conference yet.
Chain Port St. Jo
Chairman Port St. Joe
Vice Chairman Destin
WILLIAM C. SMITH
W. FRED BOND MARION TIDWELL CANDIS M. HARBISON
Pensacola Chumuckla Panama City
R. L. PRICE, JR.
BLUCHER B. LINES
R. BERNARD PARRISH
__~~~~~~_ ____ ~_~~ _~~_I__~_~~ ~ _
SOUTHEAST FLORIDA WATER NMMNIII DISTRICT
Correseendence lten and touting
SOriginal To Central
ACTI COOmINATE ITH___
INFOArTION COPIES TO:
Osepty Executive OD ictor E i
Asst. to tte Eec. Dir. j
Attorney, ~t. M .l --
AttrWne, Reglatm i ____
Dept. oir. Fold Ops.
ept. Dir. gal Estate
aDpt. Or. Res. Rpt.
Dept. Otr. Res. Re .
ODr. Adln. Services
Oir. Finance I Bdget
Dir. Plan. I Perf. Eval.
OMr. Tech. Assfstace
lntlmWt Caordiator 1 / de
Public infoamrtlon : -
S9up. Exec. Support
chalmn, o d. B.d
Vice Chafirm. oyv. e, v
Oistrict loard )-
S*_ ___ I,
"NEWSMAKERS MEETING THE PRESS:
FLORIDA'S WATER MANAGERS IN A
QUESTION AND ANSWER FORUM"
Representative William E. Sadowski, Chairman of the Task Force on
West Palm Beach
Daytona Beach News Journal
South Florida Water Management
Northwest Florida Water
Suwannee River Water Management
Southwest Florida Water
Department of Environmental
St. Johns River Water Management
Water has found its way into the headlines, and fewer people are now
taking it for granted. The future of our water resources and the
effectiveness of our water managers will, however, depend to a large degree on
how the public receives information on water concerns. Of particular
importance in the future will be the activities of the Department of
Environmental Regulation and the Water Management Districts in responding to
land use decisions and to water supply, flood protection, water quality and
water shortage problems.
As complex management decisions are being made, wilt the water managers
be able to communicate the issues accurately and effectively, and will the
media be able to analyse and present the information in a meaningful manner?
Will the public be given the opportunity to provide input, and to
comprehend both the nature of the issues at hand and the consequences of
decisions being made to address those issues?
- U- -m
The large number of people who have found Florida an attractive place
to visit or reside are straining the State's fragile water resources. It is
essential that the agencies responsible for managing these resources
coordinate their activities and continue to foresee and address the problems
threatening the waters of Florida.
What mechanisms and arrangements exist to ensure the 'agen es can work
together on common problems and programs?
What do the water managers perceive their rote to be in the future?
What are the maor resource management issues today, and what witt be
the most important concerns for Florida during the next decade?
II_ 1____ ~C--III~-CI~PII~~UIULI~ --