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Environment & Community Programs

The Program for Resource Efficient Communities (PREC) provides planning, design, and training for builders and developers to create communities that are less resource intensive. The Sustainable Floridians Program teaches residents how to reduce resource consumption, save money, and become part of a transition to a more environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable future.

H2OSAV is a UF/IFAS Extension program that helps measurably save Florida water. The program is part of PREC and CLUE, and it is a powerhouse of partnerships. They partner with state and local governments, water management districts, and utilities across the state. By enriching their partners' metered water data, H2OSAV helps provide a clear understanding of Florida's water use in the past, present, and future.

The program has three main functions:

  1. To build and share knowledge about Florida water use and conservation, and to use this knowledge to encourage efficient use of Florida's resources. They do this by conducting and supporting water research and by creating their network of partners.
  2. To support their partners' water conservation efforts. They do this by providing actionable insights, custom analyses, and dynamic tools.
  3. To influence policymaking and land development. They do this to create lasting change that will impact water-use decisions for generations to come.

Recent publications can be found through Ask IFAS, powered by EDIS. To learn more about H2OSAV, contact Dr. Nick Taylor, State Specialized Extension Agent.