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About the district

Karl E. Hankin, P.E.

Karl Hankin

Karl E. Hankin joined the St. Johns River Water Management District in May 2016 bringing to the agency 30 years of experience in water supply planning and engineering and construction.

As director of the Division of Projects, Mr. Hankin provides direction to and oversees the Bureaus of Project Management, Operations and Maintenance, and District Projects and Construction. The division is responsible for project design and construction for various district restoration projects and maintenance of flood control structures. The division also oversees and administers the district’s cost-share funding program.

Prior to coming to the district, Mr. Hankin worked for more than 25 years with the City of Jacksonville and JEA, a large utility in Northeast Florida, where he led efforts in water/wastewater master planning, hydraulic modeling, water resource strategy, and the engineering/construction of water/wastewater/reclaimed water treatment and conveyance systems. He was responsible for developing and publishing the Annual Water Resource Master Plan, which identified deficiencies and capital improvements for the utility and led several efforts in alternative water supply planning including the Total Water Management Plan, which became the basis for JEA’s water resource strategy. Mr. Hankin led efforts in project engineering and construction and was the Project Director for the design of the $55 million Blacks Ford Water Reclamation Facility Expansion.

Prior to his work at the city/JEA he worked for nearly five years in the private sector for FLOOD Engineers master planning and designing water/wastewater treatment and conveyance systems.

Mr. Hankin earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Florida and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Florida.


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