May 8, 2018

SFWMD Unveils Online Public
Environmental Database Training
District developed online DBHydro training videos to expand public access to water quality and environmental database in an effort to increase understanding of South Florida's water resources
Click on the image to watch a video about the online DBHydro training being offered to the public by SFWMD.
West Palm Beach, FL - The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) today unveiled a series of 12 online videos to help the public learn how to use SFWMD's expansive DBHydro environmental database.
"This Governing Board is committed to following sound science and providing the public with access to the science that informs our water management decisions," said SFWMD Governing Board Chairman Federico Fernandez. "This innovative and easy to understand online video training series further expands taxpayers' ability to review the scientific data gathered on their water resources."

DBHydro, which has been the repository for a significant amount of environmental data for years, is now readily accessible online and the public has accessibility to vast amounts of historical and current data on South Florida's water resources such as hydrological measurements and water quality sampling results. The database also provides access to groundwater data for specific wells and multimedia videos. DBHydro contains approximately 30 million hydrological measurements and approximately 5 million data points of water quality data.

While the online training is new, District has offered in-person training classes to the public for years. To expand public access the classes have been converted to a series of 12 online training videos that will educate viewers on the types of data available,  how SFWMD collects data and the best way to search the database to obtain information.

The videos are available on SFWMD's website at
 To access DBHydro visit:
Media Contact: 
Randy Smith  |    |  Office: 561-682-2800  |  Cell: 561-389-3386
The South Florida Water Management District is a regional governmental agency that manages the water resources in the southern part of the state. It is the oldest and largest of the state's five water management districts. Our mission is to protect South Florida's water resources by balancing and improving flood control, water supply, water quality and natural systems.

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