Monthly Archives: November 2011

New: “Florida Conservation Coalition”

Today, the new “Florida Conservation Coalition” is holding its first event: a press conference at 11:00 a.m. at the old Capitol in Tallahassee. Bob Graham, former Governor and U. S. Senator is the leading founder of the new Coalition. Water … Continue reading

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Let’s get more of that water consistency stuff?

The governor and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection both have called for more “consistency” in the policies and programs of the water management districts. However, one of the main benefits of regionally-focused water management is being able to be … Continue reading

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Water op-eds: Daniels, Scott, and Graham (and Orwell)

Yesterday, three newspapers published water management op-eds by Lad Daniels (chair of the St. Johns River Water Management District), Rick Scott (current Governor), and Bob Graham (former Governor, state Senator and United States Senator). What are we to make of … Continue reading

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A thanksgiving for water in Florida

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we can be grateful for many things about water in Florida. A few examples: Drinking water is safe and widely available at a low price (unlike much of the world‚Äôs population). No one literally fights … Continue reading

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Small fee, big efficiency

Maybe we could learn something from the 3.1 million Canadians that visited Florida last year. Would water use fees be a good idea for Florida? Charging a small amount per unit of water? A report released last week by¬† Canada‚Äôs … Continue reading

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