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Don't empty the water jar until the rain falls.
- Philippine proverb


The stateís five water management districts have submitted to the Department their 5-Year Water Resource Development Work Program pursuant to 373.536(6), F.S. Interested parties may provide written comments on each districtís proposed work program by the dates shown below to the listed contact.

Southwest Florida Water Management District: 2017 Five Year Water Resource Development Work Program Ė Comments due to Jennifer Adams, Jennifer.G.Adams@dep.state.fl.us, by November 11.

The Office of Water Policy plays a key role in ensuring effective implementation of DEPís responsibilities under the Florida Water Resources Act (Chapter 373, Florida Statutes). The office addresses statewide water management issues in coordination with the water management districts and other agencies. Examples include water plans for the DEP and water management districts, minimum flows and levels for the stateís water resources, and regional water supply planning. Our functions include:

  • Working in close coordination with the Floridaís five regional water management districts (WMDs) and other agencies to resolve statewide water planning and management issues.

  • Developing policies on water management issues.

  • Working with WMDs to ensure that regional water supply plans and programs are consistent with provisions of the Florida Water Resources Act, the Florida Water Plan, and other applicable guidance.

  • Assisting in the fulfillment of DEPís water management responsibilities under Chapter 373, 403, and other statutes and rules, pertaining to water supply, flood protection, floodplain management, water quality, and protection of natural systems.

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Last updated: October 27, 2016