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Overview of the organization of the Everglades Restoration and Capital Projects Resource Area at the South Florida Water Management District

Overview of the organization of the Everglades Restoration and Capital Projects Resource Area at the South Florida Water Management District



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    • Everglades Restoration &Capital ProjectsResource Area
    • Everglades Restoration Management Team
    • Everglades Restoration Overview
      • Develop science-based research supported by monitoring to determine restoration project needs
      • Acquire land for environmental restoration projects
      • Coordinate restoration efforts with local, state, federal and tribal partners
      • Plan, model, permit, engineer and construct projects to restore the Everglades
      • Apply research, planning, and water quality monitoring and assessment to the Kissimmee, Okeechobee, Everglades and coastal watersheds of the District
      • Design and construct Operations & Maintenance capital projects
      Kenneth G. Ammon, P.E.Deputy Executive Director
      Tommy B. Strowd, P.E.Asst.Deputy Executive Director
    • Everglades Restoration Sciences
      Responsibilities: Applied research and water quality monitoring and assessment that supports and contribute to the success of the District’s strategic initiatives
      Performs applied research to effectively guide and provide the scientific basis for water management decisions, restoration project development and policy formulation.
      Conducts long-term water quality monitoring
      • Fulfill legal mandate and permit requirements
      • Track performance of ecosystem restoration initiatives
      • Assess the overall status and trends of water quality throughout South Florida.
      • Ensure data is reliable and legally defensible.
      Prepares periodic reports required by legal mandates, permits and agreements such as the South Florida Ecosystem Report
      Linda Lindstrom, Director
    • Everglades Restoration Policy and Project Coordination
      Responsibilities:Manage State and Federal policies to position restoration for success while protecting the interests of the District. Provide capital project management from inception to completion.
      • Manage restoration policies
      • Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan
      • River of Grass
      • Northern Everglades
      • Long Term Plan
      • Water Reservations, Total Maximum Daily Loads, Nutrient Criteria, etc.
      • Lake Okeechobee Protection Plan
      • Kissimmee Restoration
      • Provide “cradle to grave” project management support of capital projects
      • Coordinate District permitting activities
      Tom Teets , Director
    • Everglades Land Acquisition
      Responsibilities: Acquire land necessary to restore the Everglades while protecting the public’s interests.
      • Provide all services necessary to acquire lands
      • GIS support/surveys
      • Appraisals
      • Negotiations
      • Title and closing
      • Manage lease contracts on District lands
      • Surplus lands not necessary for District mission
      • Utilize State and District funding sources
      • Save Our Everglades
      • Florida Forever
      • Ad Valorem
      Ruth Clements, Directorrclements@sfwmd.gov
    • Everglades Modeling
      Responsibilities: Provide technically sound modeling and scientific services in support of all District water resource programs.
      Conduct centralized computer modeling of large-scale restoration project alternatives as a tool to make critical decisions on infrastructure and operational changes that impact water quality, water supply and restoration
      Provide climatic and hydrologic projections to help District Operations manage the water control system.
      Ensure quality of all computer modeling across the District by developing a standardized methodology that includes quality control/quality assurance criteria, peer review and data requirements
      Develop computer modeling tools to meet future needs of projects
      Jayantha Obeysekera (Obey), Directorjobey@sfwmd.gov
    • Everglades Engineering
      Responsibilities: Manage, control and coordinate engineering design of restoration and flood control capital projects.
      • Manage large scale designs produced by engineering consulting firms
      • Provide independent engineering technical review services (QA/QC) of District and USACE projects
      • Design projects that support the Operation & Maintenance Capital Improvement Program and Everglades restoration
      • Ensure facilities are designed for public health and safety
      • Ensure that the taxpayer receives the best value
      • Balance capital cost versus long-term operation and maintenance cost
      • Provide engineering-during-construction services
      Jeff Kivett, Directorjkivett@sfwmd.gov
    • Everglades Construction
      Responsibilities: Manage, control and coordinate construction of restoration and flood control capital projects.
      • Manage all aspects of construction.
      • Pre-bid activities
      • Consultant management
      • Project documentation
      • Contract modifications and payments
      • Project closeout and transfer to Operations & Maintenance
      • Ensure that the taxpayer receives the best value.
      • Provide construction oversight of USACE projects.
      Ulrich Cordon, Directorucordon@sfwmd.gov