The work of the Central Florida Water Initiative (CFWI) is captured in a series of documents that include the Regional Water Supply Plan, the Regional Water Supply Plan Appendices, the 2035 Water Resources Protection and Water Supply Strategies Plan, and the 2035 Water Resources Protection and Water Supply Strategies Plan Appendices. The public comment period for these documents closed at 5 p.m. on Aug. 17, 2015. Comments were considered and the updated documents are posted on this page. Click here to view comments. The governing boards of the St. Johns River, South Florida and Southwest Florida water management districts approved the plans in November 2015.

Draft 2035 Water Resources Protection and Water Supply Strategies Plan

The 2035 Water Resources Protection and Water Supply Strategies Plan

Following the acknowledgement of the final draft Regional Water Supply Plan by the Districts’ Governing Boards in May 2014, the Solutions Planning Team began to further develop strategies and potential projects to meet future water supply needs, including regional alternative and nontraditional water supplies, conservation options and optimizing existing groundwater. The 2035 Water Resources Protection and Water Supply Strategies Plan provides information to further develop specific regional water supply projects through partnerships with water users including potential sources of water, project cost estimates, feasibility and permittability analysis, identification of governance structure options and any potential prevention or recovery needs.

Draft Regional Water Supply Plan

The 2015 Regional Water Supply Plan

Through the CFWI, the St. Johns River, South Florida, and Southwest Florida water management districts worked collaboratively with other agencies and stakeholders to develop the area’s first multi-district Regional Water Supply Plan to identify sustainable water source options and potential projects to meet projected demands while protecting, conserving and restoring water resources. The delivery of the final draft Regional Water Supply Plan was acknowledged by the Districts’ Governing Boards in May 2014.