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Office of Water Policy

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.


What's New?
Pursuant to 373.536(6)(b), the Department welcomes comment on the Water Management District’s Five Year Water Resource Development Work Programs.
Water Management District Web Link to 5-Year Water Resource Development Work Program Submit Comments To Office of Water Policy Staff Deadline for Submitting Comments
Northwest Florida Water Management District https://www.nwfwater.com/Data-Publications/Reports-Plans/Five-Year-Water-Resource-Development-Work-Program Pamela Flores November 2, 2020
South Florida Water Management District https://www.sfwmd.gov/sites/default/files/SFWMD_FY21_WaterResDevWorkProgram_DraftFinal.pdf Jennifer Adams October 28, 2020
St. Johns River Water Management District www.sjrwmd.com/documents/plans Pamela Flores November 2, 2020
Suwannee River Water Management District https://www.mysuwanneeriver.com/497/Water-Resource-Development-Work-Program Stefani Weeks October 28, 2020
Southwest Florida Water Management District https://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/resources/plans-reports/water-resource-development-work-program Stefani Weeks November 2, 2020






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Edward C. Smith Director, Office of Water Policy & Ecosystems Restoration Vacant Operations Review Specialist
Christina Coger Environmental Administrator Pamela Flores Operations Review Specialist
Stefani Weeks Engineer Specialist IV Jennifer Adams Operations Review Specialist

 Jack Furney continues to provide additional oversight and assistance with water management district budgets.

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