Eric Buermann brings sense of history to his job as chairman of the Miami River Commission
Eric Buermann watches over the Miami River — figuratively as chairman of the Miami River Commission and literally from the window of his 41st-floor office in the Wachovia Financial Center, which overlooks the mouth of the waterway.
Coupled with his recent appointment as chairman of the South Florida Water Management District, the soft-spoken attorney has become the region's unofficial water czar. When he is not helping manage crises ranging from drought to hurricane flooding, he is pushing a project to dredge and develop the Miami River. Married to a fifth-generation Miamian, he's come to appreciate the river's place in the city's history.
He detailed the region's water issues in an interview with Miami Today staff writer Wayne Tompkins.
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