News and Articles

Nutrients Can Be BAD

When we hear of nutrients, we might think of nourishment, food, growth, and good health. But when it comes to our natural springs and rivers, too many nutrients is not a good thing at all. As the human population grows and builds, fertilizers and chemicals from our...

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The Water Festival

Join us to have a good time and to learn about our most precious resource— our WATER! April 28, 2018 On West Indiana Avenue in Downtown DeLand FREE! From the aquifer beneath our feet, to our natural springs and rivers, and even to the faucets in our homes, our sources...

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CALL FOR ARTISTS

2018 DeLand Water Festival CALL FOR ARTISTS The Volusia Water Alliance invites local chalk artists to participate in an event to be held Saturday, April 28, during our 2018 Water Festival in DeLand, Florida. An honorarium of $150 will be given to each chalk artist....

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Stetson TODAY Article

October 24 article in Stetson TODAY featuring Clay Henderson, Executive Director of the Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience Click here to view online: https://secure.stetson.edu/today/2017/10/good-stewards/ Click here to download PDF:...

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2017 Symposium Presentations

VOLUSIA WATER ALLIANCE FALL SYMPOSIUM 2017 Friday, October 27, 2017 9:00 a.m. Registration, Coffee, and Networking 9:30 a.m. Welcome, Announcements, and Blue Spring Alliance Update Saundra Gray, Chair, Blue Spring Alliance 9:40 a.m. Technical Presentations and...

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Moira Homann

Moira Homann began her career at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (department) in 2010 as an Environmental Specialist with the Watershed Evaluation and Total Maximum Daily Load (WET) Section. In 2014, she joined the department's Watershed Planning...

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Dr. Katie Tripp

"Community-Scale Enhancement & Restoration of the Rose Bay Watershed- Phase 1" Dr. Katie Tripp is a resident of Harbor Oaks in East Volusia County & a member of her Neighborhood Association's Board of Directors.  She works as Save the Manatee Club’s Director of...

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Casey Fitzgerald

"Outstanding Florida Springs of the St. Johns River System" Mr. Fitzgerald has been involved in natural resource protection and management for over 30 years. He has served in the state capital as the Bureau Chief of State Lands Management in the former Florida...

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Robert A. Mattson, CEP, CSE

“The St. Johns River. A River. A Resource.” Rob earned his B.A. degree in Biology and M.S. in Zoology from the University of South Florida. He is presently a Sr. Environmental Scientist with the St. Johns River Water Management District. He has been with the District...

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Raul Palenzuela

“A Brief Overview of Orange City’s Water Resource Projects” Raul Palenzuela, Orange City’s Deputy Public Works Director/City Engineer, is a Professional Engineer with over 30 years of experience across various industries including Water and Wastewater Utilities,...

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Lisa Rinaman

The St. Johns Riverkeeper is the chief advocate and public's voice for the St. Johns River.  Responsibilities include: holding regulatory agencies and those polluting the river accountable; identifying and advocating for solutions that will protect and restore the...

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Fall Symposium 2017

Fall Symposium 2017 SCHEDULE OUTLINE Detailed Schedule of Presentations HERE. 9:00 am - Coffee, Registration and Networking 9:30 am - “Water Our Options?” Hear short presentations by and for civic leaders, utility departments, and water management organizations about...

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The Water Festival

Save the Date and Save Our Springs! VOLUSIA WATER ALLIANCE produces The Water Festival in DeLand, Florida, geared to all ages to increase awareness about the conditions of our natural water sources, and to foster collaboration and engagement toward strategic...

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What is the Aquifer?

A popular dictionary defines aquifer as simply "a body of permeable rock that can contain or transmit groundwater." But the Floridan Aquifer is a complex network of underground---and underwater---caves and crevices that divers can actually swim through and explore for...

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