AWRA FLORIDA

Event Calendar

Please note that event dates are subject to change to accommodate speakers’ schedules and/or event locations. AWRA FLORIDA DOES NOT PROVIDE REFUNDS. If you are interested in sponsoring any events, click here for more information.

    • 18 Jun 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online
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    Innovative Technologies in Florida Water Resources

    Sponsors

    The Balmoral Group | NorthStar | Sustainable Water Infrastructure Group (SWIG) | Black & VeatchLDCFL-NAOS Consulting | Barnard | Royal Consulting Services

    Organizations wishing to participate as meeting sponsors should contact Samuel Palermo at 561-351-5278. Pay your sponsorship online here.  

    Speaker Biographies


    Mark Merkelbach is the Chief Operating Officer of Sustainable Water Infrastructure Group (SWIG), a provider of nutrient removal systems for point and non-point source applications. He is a civil designer and professional wetland scientist (PWS) with 21 years of local and international experience in solving complex water and ecological management issues. Mark led the development of wetland mitigation banks in Alaska, Washington, and Florida with a combined valuation of $250 million. Mark managed the design and construction of over 10 acres of vertical water treatment facilities in China which proved many of the technical elements of SWIG’s Phosphorus Elimination System (PES) now operating in Florida. He leads SWIG’s project implementation teams with the goal of achieving water quality benefits and ecological improvements through cost-effective solutions. Mark has a BS in Environmental Studies from the University of Vermont and a MS in Civil Engineering from the University of Washington. Mark resides in Seattle, Washington.


    William C Lucas, PhD is the Chief Technology Officer of Sustainable Water Infrastructure Group (SWIG), a provider of nutrient removal systems for point and non-point source applications. He has provided innovative stormwater management designs for both new construction and urban retrofits for well over 30 years. He wrote Delaware’s Green Technology Manual, and is co-chair of the LID Computations and the CSO-LID Task Committees of the ASCE/EWRI. His rigorous approach to modeling was used to confirm the SWMM model developed for Philadelphia Green Infrastructure. Based on his doctoral research into nutrient retention in bioretention systems, he patented the advanced bioretention system and developed an improved P removal technology called the Phosphorus Elimination System (PES) to optimize phosphorus removal. His 6 refereed papers published on this technology alone have well over 300 citations. His work has been awarded two US and 10 international patents. This technology has been installed in four states. Bill has a BS in Biology from the University of Pennsylvania and a MRP in Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania and a PhD in Environmental Engineering from Griffith University. Bill resides in Malvern, Pennsylvania.


    Todd McDonnell, PhD is the President and Principal Scientist of E&S Environmental Chemistry, Inc. His research is primarily focused on freshwater and terrestrial eutrophication, climate change effects, and environmental sustainability to inform natural resource management and environmental policy. Todd has extensive experience with a variety of watershed models for risk assessment related to anthropogenic impacts on freshwater systems throughout the United States. He regularly publishes in the peer-reviewed literature and has a Ph.D. in Ecology from Oregon State University and a Masters in Hydrology from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, New York.


    James Watson, PhD is the Co-Founder and CEO of ClearWater Analytica LLC. James is also an Assistant Professor of Earth System Science in the College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University. In his academic work, James employs and advances tools from computer science, applied math, complex systems science, ecology and economics to understand processes that involve nature and people. James has published over 50 peer reviewed articles, with a number appearing in high-impact journals such as Nature and PNAS. James has also received a number of awards recognizing his interdisciplinary research, for example the prestigious DARPA Young Faculty Award and The Oceanography Society’s Early Career Award. James has a PhD in Marine Science from the University of California Santa Barbara, a M.Sc. in Oceanography from Southampton University and a B.Sc. in Biochemistry from the University of Bristol in the UK.


    Agenda

    12:00 PM - Enhanced nutrient removal technology in regional stormwater treatment facilities to clean up Florida’s surface waters - Mark MerkelbachChief Operating Officer and William C. Lucas, PhD, Chief Technology Officer, Sustainable Water Infrastructure Group, LLC

    12:30 PM - The Operational, Seasonal and Decadal Forecasts of Harmful Algal Blooms in Lake Okeechobee - Todd McDonnell, PhD, President, E&S Environmental Chemistry, Inc. & James Watson, PhD, Co-Founder, ClearWater Analytica LLC


    Time will be reserved after the presentation for Q&A.

    Continuing Education Hours (CEHs)

    One (1) CEH will be provided to attendees.

    Format

    GoToMeeting (webinar link and call-in details will be provided via email prior to event)

    Webinar Coordinator

    Samuel Palermo (561-351-5278)

    • 19 Jul 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 21 Jul 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Online

    AWRA National 2021 Virtual Summer Conference | Connecting Land and Water for Healthy Communities

    • 07 Oct 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 08 Oct 2021
    • (EDT)
    • TBD

    2021 Annual Meeting

    Sponsors

    The Balmoral Group | NorthStar | Black & Veatch | Everglades Construction Project Consultants | Kimley-Horn

    Organizations wishing to participate as meeting sponsors should contact Samuel Palermo at 561-351-5278. Pay your sponsorship online here.  

    Draft Agenda

    TBD

    Continuing Education Hours (CEHs)

    TBD

    Meeting Coordinator

    Samuel Palermo (561-351-5278)

    • 08 Nov 2021
    • (EST)
    • 11 Nov 2021
    • (EST)
    • Kissimmee

PAST EVENTS

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03 May 2021 AWRA National 2021 Scholarship Application Deadline
29 Apr 2021 April 2021 Technical Webinar
15 Apr 2021 AWRA National 2021 Virtual Water Symposium
15 Apr 2021 AWRA Florida 2021 Scholarship and Grant Application Deadline
01 Apr 2021 April 2021 Board of Directors Meeting
12 Feb 2021 Laws, Rules & Ethics for Professional Engineers
04 Feb 2021 February 2021 Board of Directors Meeting
22 Jan 2021 30th Annual Southwest Florida Water Resources Conference
04 Dec 2020 December 2020 Technical Webinar
20 Nov 2020 November 2020 Technical Webinar
19 Nov 2020 November 2020 Board of Directors Meeting
12 Nov 2020 November 2020 Young Professionals Lunch & Learn
08 Nov 2020 AWRA National 2020 Annual Conference
23 Oct 2020 October 2020 Technical Webinar
25 Sep 2020 Board of Directors Call for Nominations
16 Sep 2020 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting
10 Sep 2020 September 2020 Board of Directors Meeting
13 Aug 2020 August 2020 Board of Directors Meeting
04 Aug 2020 AWRA National 2020 Geospatial Water Technology Conference
30 Jun 2020 AWRA National 2020 Annual Conference Abstract Submittal Deadline
26 Jun 2020 June 2020 Technical Webinar
25 Jun 2020 June 2020 Board of Directors Meeting
17 Jun 2020 June 2020 Young Professionals Lunch & Learn
01 Jun 2020 CHNEP 2020 Watershed Summit
08 May 2020 CANCELLED - May 2020 Technical Meeting
30 Apr 2020 AWRA Florida 2020 Scholarship and Grant Application
24 Apr 2020 April 2020 Board of Directors Meeting
17 Apr 2020 AWRA National 2020 Scholarship Application Deadline
27 Mar 2020 CANCELLED - March 2020 Technical Meeting
25 Feb 2020 2020 UF Water Institute Symposium
20 Feb 2020 Joint Society Mixer
20 Feb 2020 February 2020 Young Professionals Lunch & Learn
24 Jan 2020 29th Annual Southwest Florida Water Resources Conference
15 Nov 2019 November 2019 Technical Meeting
07 Nov 2019 November 2019 Networking Event
03 Nov 2019 AWRA National 2019 Annual Conference
04 Oct 2019 October 2019 Technical Meeting
01 Aug 2019 2019 Annual Meeting
26 Jun 2019 June 2019 Young Professionals Lunch & Learn
20 Jun 2019 June 2019 Joint Professional Societies Summer Mixer
16 Jun 2019 AWRA National 2019 Summer Conference
13 Jun 2019 June 2019 Networking Event
17 May 2019 May 2019 Technical Meeting
29 Apr 2019 AWRA National 2019 Scholarship Application Deadline
31 Mar 2019 AWRA Florida 2019 Scholarship and Grant Application Deadline
29 Mar 2019 March 2019 Technical Meeting
28 Feb 2019 February 2019 Joint Professional Societies Spring Mixer
25 Jan 2019 28th Annual Southwest Florida Water Resources Conference
30 Nov 2018 November 2018 Technical Meeting
13 Nov 2018 Networking Event in Tampa
04 Nov 2018 2018 AWRA Annual Conference
28 Sep 2018 September 2018 Technical Meeting
09 Aug 2018 Networking Event in Fort Myers
02 Aug 2018 2018 Annual Meeting
11 May 2018 May 2018 Technical Meeting
03 May 2018 Networking Event in Gainesville
23 Apr 2018 2018 AWRA National Scholarship Application Submittal Deadline
22 Apr 2018 2018 AWRA GIS and Water Resources Spring Specialty Conference
20 Apr 2018 2018 AWRA Florida Scholarship and Grant Application Submittal Deadline
30 Mar 2018 March 2018 Technical Meeting
15 Mar 2018 Networking Event in Jupiter
02 Feb 2018 27th Annual Southwest Florida Water Resources Conference
17 Nov 2017 November 2017 Technical Meeting
05 Nov 2017 2017 AWRA Annual Conference
29 Sep 2017 September 2017 Technical Meeting
10 Aug 2017 2017 Annual Meeting
05 May 2017 May 2017 Technical Meeting
27 Apr 2017 Joint Professional Societies Spring Mixer
22 Apr 2017 2017-2018 AWRA Herbert Memorial Scholarship Application Submittal Deadline
15 Apr 2017 2017 Scholarship and Grant Application Submittal Deadline
31 Mar 2017 March 2017 Technical Meeting
13 Jan 2017 26th Annual Southwest Florida Water Resources Conference
15 Nov 2016 Scavenger Hunt Networking
13 Nov 2016 2016 AWRA Annual Conference
30 Sep 2016 September 2016 Technical Meeting
04 Aug 2016 2016 Annual Meeting
20 May 2016 May 2016 Technical Meeting
15 May 2016 2016 Scholarship and Grant Application Submittal Deadline
18 Mar 2016 March 2016 Technical Meeting
15 Jan 2016 25th Annual Southwest Florida Water Resources Conference
06 Nov 2015 ShORE Symposium 2015 - Student Presenter
06 Nov 2015 ShORE Symposium 2015
18 Sep 2015 September 2015 Technical Meeting
23 Jul 2015 2015 Annual Meeting
15 May 2015 Scholarship and Grant Applications Due
15 May 2015 May 2015 Technical Meeting
27 Mar 2015 March 2015 Technical Meeting
06 Feb 2015 24th Annual Southwest Florida Water Resources Conference
21 Nov 2014 November 2014 Technical Meeting
19 Sep 2014 September 2014 Technical Meeting
11 Sep 2014 Environmental Careers Night
17 Jul 2014 2014 Annual Meeting
16 May 2014 May 2014 Technical Meeting
14 Mar 2014 March 2014 Technical Meeting
31 Jan 2014 23rd Annual Southwest Florida Water Resources Conference
15 Nov 2013 November 2013 Technical Meeting
20 Sep 2013 September 2013 Technical Meeting
27 Jun 2013 2013 Annual Meeting
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22 Mar 2013 March 2013 Technical Meeting
24 Jan 2013 22nd Annual Southwest Florida Water Resources Conference
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