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OUR MISSION: To manage and protect water resources of the region by balancing and improving water quality, flood control, natural systems and water supply.

The South Florida Water Management District is a regional governmental agency that oversees the water resources in the southern half of the state, covering 16 counties from Orlando to the Florida Keys and serving a population of 8.1 million residents. It is the oldest and largest of the state's five water management districts. Created in 1949, the agency is responsible for managing and protecting water resources of South Florida by balancing and improving water quality, flood control, natural systems and water supply.

A key initiative is the restoration of America's Everglades – the largest environmental restoration project in the nation's history. The District is also working to improve the Kissimmee River and its floodplain, Lake Okeechobee and South Florida's coastal estuaries.

 
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ACCOUNTABILITY: The BUSINESS of WATER MANAGEMENT
Effectively Managing and Investing Taxpayer Dollars

The South Florida Water Management District constantly looks for and aggressively implements ways to improve and streamline operations. We strive to be as efficient and effective as possible and have instituted a number of enhanced business practices over the years. We know that sustaining our region's water resources depends equally on making the best use of our fiscal, technological and human resources and on creating business opportunities for the communities we serve.
 
To underscore our transparency and public accountability, we routinely:
  • Streamline permitting, procurement and other economy-driven processes
  • Actively foster business and community partnerships
  • Measure and report on progress toward meeting established budget and strategic goals
  • Encourage involvement and open dialogue with the public we serve
  • Collaborate with other agencies and governments to share resources and reduce costs
  • Embrace technologies that improve our efficiency
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History of the SFWMD
 
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WHY

Manage Drought and Floods
Ecosystem Protection and Restoration
Emergency Management

HOW

Land Management
Modeling and Support
Operations and Maintenance
Regulation
Water Supply

WHERE

Coastal Watersheds
Everglades
Kissimmee
Lake Okeechobee


 
Our Values
 
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EXCELLENCE: Our knowledge, experience and passion set us apart as world-renowned water managers
TEAM: We are committed to the success of all as individuals, as a team and as an organization
COMMUNICATION: We value and expect open, honest and timely communication
HONESTY: Honesty is never compromised
SERVICE: We meet our customer's (internal and external) needs with professionalism and integrity

INTEGRITY: Teamwork and sound science are the foundation of our excellence
DIVERSITY: Our diversity is the cornerstone of our strength
FOCUS: We are steadfast in our belief and commitment to the District's mission
ADAPTABILITY: We embrace change by taking informed risks and capitalizing on new opportunities and challenges
ENTHUSIASM: We do the coolest work on the planet!


Our Vision: To be the world's premier water resources agency
 



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SFWMD Headquarters: 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406
561-686-8800 | 1-800-432-2045 (Florida Only)