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Florida’s New Comprehensive Water Policy: “Think Globally, Act Locally”

Published: February 26th, 2016

By: Michael D. Minton Dennis G. Corrick

A recent NASA study published in the journal Science analyzed data gathered by NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) twin satellites when measuring the amount of water stored around the Earth. The study shows that while the ice sheets and glaciers continue to melt, the Earth’s thirsty continents have soaked up and stored more […]

Gov. Rick Scott Signs Monumental Water Bill That Rewards Central Florida’s Planning Approach

Published: January 21st, 2016

By: Michael D. Minton

Gov. Rick Scott signed one of the more important water bills in Florida’s history on January 21, and while it has benefits for the entire state, it is particularly important for Central Florida. The law is an affirmation of everything we’ve been doing to address water conservation and supply in Central Florida. The earlier version […]

The Water Policy that Wasn’t: What’s Setting the Tone for Next Year’s Legislative Session

Published: August 21st, 2015

By: Brittany O. Finkbeiner

Brittany O. Finkbeiner, an attorney in Dean Mead’s Tallahassee office authored the article “The Water Policy that Wasn’t: What’s Setting the Tone for Next Year’s Legislative Session” which was published in Central Florida Ag News, Vol. 6, Issue 1, July 2015 edition. This article was re-posted with permission from Central Florida Ag News magazine.  The original article was […]

Central Florida Water Initiative Plan Provides Long-Range Strategy for Central Florida Region

Published: June 25th, 2015

By: Michael D. Minton

Central Florida Water Initiative Plan Provides Long-Range Strategy for Central Florida Region By Michael D. Minton While much attention was given to several big water proposals in the Florida Legislature this year, another far-reaching regional water conservation and planning effort has been moving forward without too many people appreciating its importance. The Central Florida Water […]

Michael Minton Moderates CFWI Panel at Florida Cattlemen’s Association Annual Convention

Published: June 18th, 2015

By: Michael D. Minton

Michael D. Minton, shareholder and chair of Dean Mead’s Agribusiness Industry team, moderated the Central Florida Water Initiative: Water for Tomorrow panel presentation at the Florida Cattlemen’s Association Annual Convention on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. The PowerPoint presentation may be viewed HERE. Learn more about the Central Florida Water Initiative (CFWI) here: http://cfwiwater.com/

Dean Mead’s Pete Dunbar Featured on Facing Florida

Published: May 18th, 2015

By: Peter M. Dunbar

Dean Mead lawyer, Peter Dunbar, chair of the Tallahassee office Government Relations, Lobbying and Administrative Law team, and Screven Watson were guests on Facing Florida with Mike Vasilinda on April 18, 2015. They discussed highlights of the Florida Legislative Session including water supply issues and key stakeholders. See the full segment here: FF 260 seg 3 from […]

To Save Water, Let it Meander

Published: April 17th, 2015

By: Dennis G. Corrick

Unlike California, Florida has a lot of water. But our average 59 inches of rainfall comes unevenly throughout the year, and we have limited storage to hold it until it is needed. And much of peninsular Florida has been artificially drained over the years, so most of its natural wide, shallow storage is no longer […]

Florida Legislature Tackles Comprehensive Water Policy Update

Published: March 20th, 2015

By: Michael D. Minton

Water legislation moving through the Florida Legislature will greatly reshape and modernize water management policies in Florida. Across the state, there are a wide array of issues – too much surface water in some areas, juxtaposed by not enough drinking water for our growing population. And, the water quality issues impacting some springs and estuaries. The […]