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Wide Variety of Partnerships

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.

Restoration Partners

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.

State Leadership

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 Initiatives

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.


Florida's Water Management Districts
Florida's Five Water Management Districts South Florida Water Management DistrictSouthwest Florida Water Management DistrictSuwannee River Water Management DistrictSt. Johns River Water Management DistrictNorthwest Florida Water Management District
Northwest Florida Water Management District
Bay, Calhoun, Escambia, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Leon, Liberty, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Wakulla, Walton and Washington counties, as well as a portion of Jefferson county

Suwannee River Water Management District
Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee, Taylor and Union counties, as well as portions of Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Jefferson, Levy and Putnam counties

St. Johns River Water Management District
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

Southwest Florida Water Management District
Citrus, DeSoto, Hardee, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Sarasota and Sumter counties, as well as portions of Charlotte, Highlands, Lake, Levy, Marion and Polk counties

South Florida Water Management District
Broward, Collier, Dade, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Martin, Monroe, Palm Beach and St. Lucie counties, as well as portions of Charlotte, Highlands, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola and Polk counties

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