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. This is an excerpt from the weekly profile article published in Miami Today. To read the entire article in full, order this issue or subscribe to the print edition of Miami Today. Advertisement