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2015 Annual Meeting

  • 23 Jul 2015
  • 1:00 PM
  • 24 Jul 2015
  • 9:00 PM
  • Key Largo, Florida

Registration

  • Friday evening's Awards Luau ONLY.
  • AWRA Florida members
  • Not currently an AWRA Florida member (meeting fee includes membership to AWRA Florida through Dec. 31, 2015)
  • College or High School student and AWRA Florida Member
  • College or High School student not currently an AWRA Florida member (meeting fee includes student membership to AWRA Florida through Dec. 31, 2015)

Registration is closed

2015 Annual Meeting

 

MEETING LOCATION

Murray Nelson Government Center

102050 Overseas Highway

Key Largo, Florida 33037

 

MEETING SPONSORS

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Pay your meeting sponsorship or donate to AWRA Florida. Please contact Garrett Wallace or Kristin Bennett prior to submitting your donation.

 

AGENDA

Thursday, July 23

 

10:00am -             12:00pm

AWRA Florida Board of Directors Meeting - All are welcome to attend as the Board of Directors handles the business of the Florida section.

 

12:00 - 1:00pm

Lunch (on your own)

 

12:30pm

Onsite Meeting Registration Opens

 

1:00 - 1:10pm

Welcome and Introduction – Gary Howalt, President, AWRA Florida

 

1:10 - 1:15pm

2016 AWRA Annual Water Resources Conference Update – Rafael Frias, Black & Veatch and AWRA Board of Directors

 

1:15 - 1:30pm

Update of Florida Keys Initiatives – Rhonda Haag, Monroe County

 

1:30 - 2:00pm

Lake Okeechobee Water Quality and Eutrophication Update – Earl Shannon, Conestoga-Rovers & Associates

 

2:00 - 2:15pm

Break

 

2:15 - 2:45pm

Floridan Aquifer System Regional Groundwater Availability Study – Jason C. Bellino, U.S. Geological Survey

 

2:45 - 3:15pm

The Resiliency Dividend: An Outcome of Effective Planning to Reduce Risk – Robert J. Daoust, ARCADIS

 

3:15 - 3:45pm

Fellsmere Water Management Area: 10,000 Acres of Restoration Added to the St. Johns River Upper Basin Project – Mike Cullum, St. Johns River Water Management District

 

3:45 - 4:15pm

South Florida Water Management District Project Update – John Mitnik, South Florida Water Management District

 

4:15 - 4:45pm

50,000 Acres of Wetland Restoration in the Northern Everglades – Taylor Kroll, Amec Foster Wheeler

 

4:45 - 5:00pm

Closing Remarks

 

5:00 - 7:30pm

President’s Reception – Network with conference presenters and attendees (Location: Sundowners, 103900 Overseas Highway)

 

7:30pm

Student Networking Dinner Sponsored by CDM Smith, Inc. – All registered students are invited to join us to watch the famous Florida Key’s sunset and learn more about AWRA and how it can benefit their careers (Location: TBD)

 

Friday, July 24

 

8:00am

Onsite Meeting Registration Opens

 

8:30 - 8:35am

Welcome and Introduction – Gary Howalt, President, AWRA Florida

 

8:35 - 10:00am

Water Management District Update – Blake Guillory, South Florida Water Management District, Robert Beltran, Southwest Florida Water Management District, and Mike Register, St. Johns River Water Management District

 

10:00 - 10:15am

Break

 

10:15 - 10:50am

Agricultural Water Policy Update – Ray Scott, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

 

10:50 - 11:00am

Closing Remarks

 

11:00am -             12:00pm

 

Lunch (on your own)

 

12:00 - 4:00pm

EcoTour of the Florida Keys – Experience the coral reefs and other sea life in the crystal blue waters of the beautiful Florida Keys! This sailing and snorkeling adventure includes professional instruction, sanitized snorkel gear, freshwater shower, free beer, wine and soft drinks. Transportation on your own to EcoTour. Note: Additional charge ($35 per person) for this event (Location: Quicksilver Snorkel, Mile Marker 100, Oceanside, next to the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel).

 

6:00pm

Reception and Awards Dinner and Ceremony – Join us for a great pig roast as we celebrate the achievements of the previous year, pick the winners from the silent auction, and have lots of fun! Note: One dinner included for each registrant. Additional charges for guests (Location: Lobby at the Government Center).

 

ONLINE REGISTRATION ENDS JULY 21. After this date, you can register and pay in person on Friday morning at the meeting location. Cash, check or credit card payments are always accepted on the day of the meeting. To expedite the in-person payment process, please complete the online registration. A receipt will be emailed to you within 5-7 days.

 

PayPal is used to process credit card payments. However, a PayPal account is not required. Click on the "Register" button to get started. After being directed to the PayPal website, click on "Don't have a PayPal account?" to pay with a credit or debit card.

 

Attention Non-members: Membership to AWRA Florida is included with Non-member registrations. Click here for more info.

 

Please click here to pay your meeting sponsorship or donate to AWRA Florida. Please remember to contact Garrett Wallace or Kristin Bennett prior to submitting your donation.

 

HOTEL(S) NEARBY

Hampton Inn Key Largo

102400 Overseas Highway

Key Largo, FL 33037

305-451-1400

(Note: next door to the meeting location)

 

Courtyard by Marriott Key Largo

99751 Overseas Highway

Key Largo, FL 33037

305-451-3939

 

Key Largo Bay Marriot Beach Resort

103800 Overseas Highway

Key Largo, FL 33037

305-453-0000

 

Hilton Key Largo Resort

97000 Overseas Highway

Key Largo, FL 33037

305-852-5553

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