Water policy has long been a driving force for Florida’s development. Early history saw efforts to drain the Everglades to attract people. Water has again become a topic of discussion at the
federal, state, and local levels. Today water is discussed in terms of supply, demand, quantity, quality, preservation, restoration, conservation, harvesting, aquifers, well fields, stormwater, and
potable water. As water policy evolves, so does its influence on development and how we live. Hear from state experts on how water law and its policy have evolved from a history of draining the Everglades to a future of hydrating them.