The South Florida Water Management District works in partnership with local, federal, tribal and other state agencies, as well as with community organizations and stakeholder groups, to improve water supply, flood control, water quality and environmental protection throughout the region.
The District is partnering with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the State of Florida to restore the Everglades as part of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan. We also work with members of the U.S. Congress and the White House Council on Environmental Quality because Everglades restoration and other restoration projects are partially managed, funded or overseen by the federal government. Other federal restoration partners include the U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The Florida Governor provides leadership, establishes priorities and directs the State of Florida's water policy. The Governor and Cabinet establish land acquisition and management priorities. The Florida Legislature writes the laws that shape the scope of the District's activities and provides significant funding for water quality projects, Everglades restoration and water supply development. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection oversees all five of Florida's water management districts.
Local partnerships with counties, municipalities or other groups may include providing grants to develop alternative water supplies, water conservation and stormwater strategies or education programs. In developing regional water supply plans, the District offers its expertise and guidance to local governments to help meet current and future water demands.
Brevard, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Indian River, Nassau, Seminole, St. Johns and Volusia counties, as well as portions of Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Lake, Marion, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola and Putnam counties