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District Careers »
Discover the numerous benefits of working at the Southwest Florida Water Management District. From economists to scientists, technical staff to business managers, the District offers a variety of career opportunities.
The District is a dynamic and efficient public organization led and staffed by ethical, collaborative and highly competent people who provide superior service to our community. As stewards of Florida’s water and related natural resources, we find our wo
Service Excellence, Teamwork & Collaboration, Self Management, Professional Integrity, Professional and Technical Excellence. Also established by Senior Staff, the Core Values represent the shared beliefs setting the District’s tone and direction.
Water 101 -- Who We Are and What We Do »
The Southwest Florida Water Management District manages the water resources for west-central Florida. This video highlights the responsibilities of the agency and its structure.
The function of a watershed and how human actions affect the health of a watershed and the quality of water within it.
Water 101 : The Aquifer »
The Southwest Florida Water Management District manages the water resources for west-central Florida. This video highlights the aquifer of southwestern Florida.
Southern Region »
The Southwest Florida Water Management District manages the water resources for west-central Florida. This video highlights the southern region of the District.
Tampa bay Region »
The Southwest Florida Water Management District manages the water resources for west-central Florida. This video highlights the Tampa Bay region of the District.
Northern Region »
The Southwest Florida Water Management District manages the water resources for west-central Florida. This video highlights the northern region of the District.
2017 Springs Coast Community Partner »
Environmental Specialist Jeff Sowards has spent the past 15 years working to protect the Rainbow Spring System. That why he is the a 2017 Springs Community Partner of the District.
Florida SpringsFest 2017 »
Thanks to the thousands who came out to the Florida SpringsFest in Ocala. We had many wonderful visitors stop by and learn how they can help protect the springs.
Hunters Cove Restoration Project »
As part of the community effort to restore Kings Bay, the Southwest Florida Water Management District is conducting a pilot project to restore eelgrass in Hunters Cove, a 10-acre area surrounding Hunter Springs.
Crystal River to Duke Energy Reclaimed Water Project »
This project will provide highly treated wastewater, known as reclaimed water, from the City of Crystal River to the Duke Energy power plant facility in Citrus County. Infrastructure will be built to transport all reclaimed water from the City of Crystal.
Rainbow River Paddle »
Experience a few minutes of the group paddle down the Rainbow River as part of the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition.
Renewing Our Springs »
Find out how the Southwest Florida Water Management District is the leading agency taking action to renew the springs in its region.
Meet the Springs Team »
The Springs Team includes a diverse group of scientists and engineers representing a wide range of water resources disciplines.
Camp Citrus »
Students Study Springs During Summer Camp: In June, nearly 100 middle and high school students learned about springs during Camp Citrus, which was hosted by the Marine Science Station in Citrus County.
FARMS Program »
FARMS is an agricultural cost-share reimbursement program that reduces groundwater withdrawals from the Upper Floridan aquifer through conservation and alternative water supply best management practices.
Florida Water Star »
The Florida Water Star program is a voluntary certification program for residential and commercial construction and renovation.
Prescribed Fire »
Fire is an integral part of keeping Florida's forests diverse, dynamic and natural.
Invaders In Our Midst »
This video provides examples of invasive species currently affecting southwest central Florida and the steps being taken to control them.
Restoration Projects »
This video features the habitat restoration projects of the District's Surface Water Improvement and Management program.
Catch Can Test »
Learn a simple way to determine how long you should run your irrigation.
Fix It for Less: Bathroom 1 »
Learn how to check for leaks, determine your flow rates of bathroom fixtures, and how to install water-efficient showerheads.
Serenova Tract »
The 6,500-acre Serenova Tract is located in western Pasco County. The tract is part of the District's 20,000-acre Starkey Wilderness Preserve. Serenova offers great outdoor activities for the whole family, including hiking, biking, fishing, picnicking.
Potts Preserve »
The District's 9,300-acre Potts Preserve is a great place to get outside with your friends and family. The property offers a variety of outdoor activities including hiking, camping, biking, boating, fishing and horseback riding.
Jay B. Starkey Off-Road Bike Trail »
The District opened a new off-road bike trail in Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park in New Port Richey. The project is in partnership with Pasco County and the Southwest Association of Mountain Bike Pedalers (SWAMP).
Timer Trouble »
Public Service Announcement: How to set your irrigation timer to skip a week during the winter months.
Pests and Disease »
Public Service Announcement: Learn why overwatering in the winter can be bad for your lawn.
Heavy Rain »
Public Service Announcement: Learn why fertilizing before a heavy rain can be bad for our water resources.
Follow Directions »
Public Service Announcement: Learn how to read the directions on fertilizing packaging.
Rock Ponds Ecosystem Restoration »
On April 13, 2016, the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) held a ceremony to celebrate the completion of the 1,043 acre Rock Ponds Ecosystem Restoration project.
Worried about Water? »
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) explains how tracking the climate helps utilities like Tampa Bay Water plan their water supply.
Potts Preserve Espanol »
Potts Preserve esta en el Nor Este del condado Citrus tiene nueve mil trescientos acres de terreno salvaje y prístino de la Florida. Esta área fue comprada por SFWMD para proteger sus aguas y humedales
Serenova Espanol »
El terreno llamado Serenova al oeste del condado de Pasco está compuesto de seis mil quinientas acres de vida silvestre. Esta propiedad fue comprada por Southwest Florida Water Management District para preservar los dos mil trescientos acres de humedales