AWRA FLORIDA

News AND NOTES

  • 14 Feb 2016 10:45 PM | Jeremy McBryan (Administrator)

    AWRA Florida awards scholarships and grants to pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade teachers, environmental education centers, high school seniors, and undergraduate and graduate college or university students in Florida. 2016 Applications are now being accepted.

  • 11 Feb 2016 9:15 PM | Jeremy McBryan (Administrator)

    Robert Sobczak, a Hydrologist with the National Park Service, will be giving a guest seminar entitled Restoration Rally Cry for the Big Cypress Swamp on Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 3:30-4:45pm at Florida Gulf Coast University's Cohen Center Room 247. More information is available here.

  • 05 Feb 2016 8:30 PM | Jeremy McBryan (Administrator)

    Looking for a job? Want to post your resumé? Looking to hire someone? A new job / resumé board is now available for AWRA Florida members. Email us to add a job posting or a resumé.

  • 03 Feb 2016 10:00 AM | Jeremy McBryan (Administrator)
    USEPA has released a new online training module, Understanding Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources. This training module is intended to increase water resource professionals’ understanding of the causes of climate change, its potential impacts on water resources, and the challenges that water resource professionals face. The module also describes how federal, state, tribal, and local governments and communities are working to make the United States more resilient to the impacts of climate. The 45-minute training is part of the USEPA Watershed Academy certificate program.
  • 02 Feb 2016 6:00 PM | Jeremy McBryan (Administrator)

    Presentations from the January 2016 Technical Meeting (aka the 25th Annual Southwest Florida Water Resources Conference) are available to AWRA Florida members here.

  • 26 Jan 2016 12:00 PM | Jeremy McBryan (Administrator)

    AWRA Florida's March 2016 Technical Meeting will be held Friday, March 18 at the Steinhatchee Landing Resort in picturesque Steinhatchee. The meeting will feature presentations on springs, MFLs, recreational opportunities, with several experts from the Suwanee River Water Management District presenting. Onsite accommodations are available. Contact Carol Hinton at 352-392-9570 x209 to be a meeting sponsor.

  • 25 Jan 2016 12:30 PM | Jeremy McBryan (Administrator)
    AWRA is coming to Orlando, Florida in November 2016 for the 51st Annual Water Resources Conference. The Conference Planning Committee is seeking people to organize Special Sessions for the conference. The organizer’s role  is to propose a relevant and timely subject, attract and recruit speakers to submit abstracts on the subject, and to moderate the session during the conference. The deadline to submit is February 11, 2016. View the Call for Special Sessions.
  • 20 Jan 2016 5:00 PM | Jeremy McBryan (Administrator)

    We want your input! Please take a moment to help us maximize the value and benefits of your meeting experience by completing this brief survey. We are seeking feedback on meeting content and locations, soliciting suggestions for future meeting content, speakers and locations and encouraging future meeting chair volunteers and sponsors. Be assured that we will be taking all comments to heart and will attempt to implement the suggestions. In lieu of completing a survey, feel free to contact any board member.

  • 20 Jan 2016 10:15 AM | Kellie Clark (Administrator)
    AWRA Florida recognized 6 award winners for the AWRA Florida Statewide Student Research Poster Contest held on January 15, 2016 at the 25th Annual Southwest Florida Water Resources Conference.

    Undergraduate Division
    1. Phoebe Stirm, Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches: A Field Study and Health Evaluation of the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Cypress Swamp Vegetation
    2. Blake Clement, Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches: How Much are Residents Willing to Pay to Protect Their Water Supply?: A Behavioral Economic Evaluation of The Grassy Waters Nature Preserve
    3. Samantha Spritz, Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches: Traces of Heavy Metals Found in Tissue of Tillandsia balbisiana in Grassy Waters Preserve (Drinking Water Source) from Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution

    Graduate Division
    1. ReNae Nowicki, University of South Florida: Regional Hydrologic Control of Geographically Isolated Wetlands and Waters in West-Central Florida
    2. Natalie G. Nelson, University of Florida: When does tidal creek dissolved oxygen peak at night? Abiotic vs. biotic forcing of oxygen dynamics
    3. Drew Liddick, Florida Gulf Coast University: Design Criteria Conformity and Water Quality Assessment of Stormwater Ponds: Lee County Florida

    Winners were awarded checks in the amount of $400 for first place, $300 for second place, and $200 for third place.

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