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North Florida Water Initiative

Meet the Technical Team

Name:Carol Brown, P.E.

Title:Senior Professional Engineer


  • Master of Engineering, Environmental Engineering, University of Florida


Brown has been with the district since April 1999, specializing in environmental management of District restoration projects, water resource development projects and technical support for a variety of projects.

Primary Initiative Responsibility:

Brown provides technical support for the initiative’s project development and management of initiative’s projects.

Name:Douglas Durden

Title:Hydrologist IV


  • Master of Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, University of Florida
  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Florida


Durden has been with the district since November 2009, specializing in groundwater modeling.

Primary Initiative Responsibility:

Durden is currently lead groundwater hydrologist in the development of the North Florida-Southeast Georgia regional groundwater flow model.

Name:Paula Presley

Title:Hydrologist, P.G.


  • Master of Science, Geography, Florida State University
  • Bachelor of Science, Earth Science and Geography (double major), Drake University


Presley has been with the district since April 1992. She is a licensed Professional Geologist specializing in regulatory review and groundwater flow modeling.

Primary Initiative Responsibility:

Presley’s primary focus is reviewing complex consumptive use permit applications in northeast Florida.


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