The Office of Water Policy and Ecosystems Restoration plays a key role in ensuring effective implementation of DEP’s responsibilities under the Florida Water Resources Act (Chapter 373, Florida Statutes). The Water Policy section addresses statewide water management issues in coordination with the water management districts and other agencies. For information regarding Everglades and Ecosystem Projects, please visit Ecosystem Projects.
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.