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Florida’s Water Crises: Can We Afford The Solutions? (Part II)

Published: November 15th, 2016

By: Michael D. Minton Brad Gould Dana M. Apfelbaum

With the renewed focus on water projects due to discharges from Lake Okeechobee and a recent surge in blue/green algae, there is also a renewed effort to involve private interests in the development of these projects. This series of articles addresses exceptions to the general rule that government payments received by private landowners as a […]

Floating Aquatic Vegetative Tilling: Can We Put Water-Hyacinths to Good Use?

Published: January 28th, 2016

By: Dennis G. Corrick

By now, the issue of nutrients in Florida’s waters is well-recognized. Runoff from urban and agricultural systems and the loss of natural wetlands have combined to raise levels of nutrients, primarily phosphorus and nitrogen, in natural systems. These can lead to blooms of algae and general imbalances of the systems. In estuaries, such as the […]

Must-reads to Understand Florida and its Water

Published: December 10th, 2015

By: Dennis G. Corrick

If you’ve ever been subjected to the punishment of having to read dense government reports that analyze our water problems, the last thing you’re probably looking for is a book-length treatise on water issues. I’m going to recommend some reading on water, and I promise that you won’t feel like you’re being punished. As a […]

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 […]

Audubon Florida: Ranches and Water in the Everglades Headwaters

Published: June 12th, 2015

Audubon Florida works throughout the Northern Everglades region using a comprehensive approach to promote and build support for improved water management practices that balance sustainable agriculture and environmental stewardship. Learn more by viewing their video below: Audubon Florida: Ranches and Water in the Everglades Headwaters – Working Toward a Partnership

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 […]