Archive for the ‘Water Conservation’ Category

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 […]

Water Management Districts Move Forward with North Florida Regional Water Supply Plan

Published: November 8th, 2016

By: John L. Wharton

On November 2nd, the stakeholder advisory committee of the North Florida Regional Water Supply Project, a joint effort of the St. Johns River Water Management District and the Suwannee River Water Management District, met for the last time. On November 3rd, the Suwannee River Water Management District held a public workshop on the draft North […]

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

Published: August 24th, 2016

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

If you want to get the attention of your elected officials in Florida, make sure there is an event that may adversely affect the tourism industry! The State of Florida receives (on average) between 50 – 60 inches of rain each year. Currently, our water management system is designed primarily as a drainage system with […]

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 […]

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam Sees Promising Future

Published: October 12th, 2015

By: Dennis G. Corrick

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam H. Putnam recently spoke to the nearly 200 attendees of the 2015 Florida Agriculture Financial Management Conference (http://www.FAFMC.org) about the opportunities – and challenges – facing landowners and the agriculture industry. Putnam was clear that the opportunities far outweigh the challenges. A fifth generation cattle rancher and citrus grower who still […]

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