Welcome to SFWMD.gov
Water is critical to life in South Florida – both for the 8.1 million people who call this region home and unique ecosystems unlike any other. As a native South Floridian, it is my privilege to serve as chairman for the agency responsible for managing and protecting our water resources, the South Florida Water Management District.
SFWMD is the oldest and largest of Florida's five water management districts, encompassing a 16-county region that stretches from Orlando to the Florida Keys. The agency continues to fulfill its original mission of providing flood control for South Florida residents by operating one of the largest water management systems in the world. Over nearly seven decades, the District's responsibilities have greatly expanded to include managing the regional water supply, improving water quality and protecting and restoring natural areas, such as the Everglades, the Kissimmee River and our coastal estuaries.
SFWMD plays an essential role in the lives of every resident, visitor and business in South Florida. I encourage you to explore this website to learn about the agency's work and how you can become involved.
Chairman, SFWMD Governing Board