The Division of Water Resource Management (DWRM) is responsible for implementing state laws providing for the protection of the quality of Florida’s drinking water, ground water, rivers, lakes, estuaries and wetlands; reclamation of mined lands; and the preservation of the state’s beach and dune systems.
The division continues to work toward safeguarding Florida’s water resources and enhancing natural systems through partnering with local communities, and providing a more certain, consistent and effective regulatory process.
Meet the Director
Alex Reed, Director, Division of Water Resource Management
Alex Reed was appointed director of the Division of Water Resource Management in April of 2018, to continue the mission of safeguarding Florida’s water resources through proactive partnering with local stakeholders, other regulatory agencies and communities, and providing a more consistent and effective regulatory process. The Division’s ultimate goal is to enhance the quality and available quantity of water needed by the state for residents, tourists and industry, while also providing protection of the state’s beaches, wetlands and surface waters for enjoyment today and for generations to come.
Alex has been with the Department since 2009, serving most recently as the deputy director for the division and previously as the administrator of the department’s Beaches and Mines Funding Assistance Program. Alex earned a B.S. in geology from Florida State University.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.