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, or all, of the technical meetings, click here for more information.

    • 29 Apr 2019
    • Online

    APPLICATION DEADLINE IS APRIL 29, 2019.
    Click here for information on AWRA's Richard A. Herbert Memorial Scholarship.

    • 17 May 2019
    • Bowling Green, Florida
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    Exploring the Water-Mining Nexus
    Hosted in association with the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration

    Meeting Location
    Streamsong Resort | 1000 Streamsong Drive, Bowling Green, FL 33834

    Sponsors
    HDR | NorthStar | Gunster AECOM | Applied Sciences | Black & Veatch | Kimley-Horn | Water Science Associates | HansonWoodJacobs | Water Science Associates | Cardno | Radise International
    Contact Walt Reigner at 863-607-2054 or Samuel Palermo at 561-542-2145 to sponsor this meeting.

    Preliminary Agenda
    11:45am - Lunch (included with registration)
    12:45pm - Welcome and Opening Remarks - Walt Reigner, Black & Veatch, President, AWRA Florida)
    1:00pm - Streamsong: The Making of a Resort Destination - TBD, Kimley-Horn
    1:20pm - The Lake Hancock Project - Randy Smith, Southwest Florida Water Management District1:40pm - Stream Restoration Construction by Hydraulic Carving - John Keifer, Wood
    2:00pm - Permitting and Construction of a Lower Floridan Well for Mining - Elliott Mallard, Kleinfelder 
    2:20pm - L-8/C-51 Complex: A Case Study for Sustainability - Ernie Cox, Family Lands Remembers, LLC
    2:40pm - Effect of Natural Treatment Systems on Mine Return Water - Rafael Vazquez-Burney, Jacobs
    3:00pm - Break
    3:20pm - Conversion of a Mine Pit to a Reservoir for Water Supply to Assist in Ecosystem Restoration - Roger Copp, Water Science Associates
    3:40pm - Tenoroc Restoration Initiative - David Butcher, Wood
    4:00pm - Water Loss Incident: Risk Management and Remediation - Neil Beckingham, Mosaic
    4:20pm - Anthropogenic Changes to the Peace River and the Associated Biological Response - Ed Call, Cardno
    4:40pm - Duke Energy's Hines Energy Complex Water/Power Nexus - Kerem Esin, Duke Energy
    5:00pm - Walking Tour of Streamsong Resort
    5:30pm -
    Networking Reception (Streamsong Resort)

    Saturday Field Trip
    Off-road Biking at Alafia River State Park on Saturday, May 18 at 9:30am; mountain bike and helmet required (rentals available at AJ's Bikes in Brandon). Click here for more information. Contact Roger Copp at 813-431-4959 if any questions and to sign-up.

    Registration
    Online meeting registration payments are processed by PayPal. However, a PayPal account is not required. Click on the "Register" button to get started. After being directed to the PayPal website, just click "Pay with Debit or Credit Card". ONLINE REGISTRATION ENDS MAY 15, 2019. You can also register and pay in person (via cash, check or credit card) at the meeting.

    Hotel Information 
    Hotels near meeting location

    AWRA Florida Board of Directors Meeting
    Date: May 17 at 9:30am at Streamsong Resort
    All are welcome to attend as the Board of Directors handles the business of the section.

    • 16 Jun 2019
    • 19 Jun 2019
    • Sparks, Nevada
    Improving Water Infrastructure through Resilient Adaptation | Nugget Casino Resort | Sparks, Nevada
    • 01 Aug 2019
    • 02 Aug 2019
    • Key West, Florida
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    Meeting Location
    Monroe County Harvey Government Center | 1200 Truman Avenue, Key West, FL 33040

    Sponsors
    HDR | NorthStar | Gunster | AECOM | Black & Veatch | The Balmoral GroupClementi Environmental Consulting |
    Organizations wishing to participate as
    meeting sponsors should contact Luna Phillips at 954-712-1478. Pay your sponsorship online here.  

    Draft Agenda

    Thursday, August 1
    12:30pm - Meeting Registration Opens
    1:00pm - Welcome and Opening Remarks - Walt Reigner, Black & Veatch, AWRA Florida President; Luna Phillips, Gunster, AWRA Florida Board of Directors
    1:10pm - Keynote Address - Noah Valenstein, Florida Department of Environmental Protection (invited)
    1:30pm - Lake Okeechobee and the Estuaries: Challenges and Opportunities in Revising the Lake's Regulation Schedule - Jeremy McBryan, Palm Beach County; Len Lindahl, Jr., MacVicar Consulting, Inc.; TBD
    3:00pm - Break
    3:30pm - Monroe County Update - Rhonda Haag, Monroe County
    4:00pm - Latest Developments in Resiliency and Climate Change Efforts in Florida - Erin Deady, Erin L. Deady, P.A.
    5:00pm - Closing Remarks - Luna Phillips and Walt Reigner
    5:30pm - Networking Reception and Dinner at The Conch Republic (631 Greene Street; included with registration fee) 
    Friday, August 2
    8:00am - Networking Breakfast (included with registration fee)
    8:45am - Welcome and Opening Remarks - Luna Phillips
    9:00am - Keynote Address - Senator George LeMieux, Gunster (author of Florida Made)
    9:30am - AWRA Awards and Announcements
    9:45am - Water Management District Update - Brian Armstrong, Southwest Florida Water Management District; Ann Shortelle, St. Johns River Water Management District; Hugh Thomas, Suwannee River Water Management District; Brett Cyphers, Northwest Florida Water Management District; Drew Bartlett, South Florida Water Management District
    11:00am - Break
    11:15am - Federal Agency Update - Eric Summa, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Tim Breen, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    12:00pm - Lunch (on your own)
    1:30pm - AWRA Alumni / Past-Presidents Panel Discussion - David Watt, St. Johns River Water Management District; Patrick Victor, CDM Smith; Carol Hinton, University of Florida TREEO Center; Bob Moresi, Black & Veatch; Gerry Ward, Gerald M. Ward, PE
    2:50pm - Drawing for Cooler of Cheer
    3:00pm - Closing Remarks - Luna Phillips and Walt Reigner
    5:00pm - Friday Night Reception hosted by AWRA Florida's Past-Presidents (included with registration fee)
    Saturday, August 3
    6:30pm - Catamaran Champagne Sunset Sail (ADDITIONAL FEE FOR THIS EVENT; $45 FOR ADULTS; $28 FOR CHILDREN AGES 4-11; Click here for registration instructions; Register by July 3 to guarantee your spot on the catamaran; Includes a 2-hour sunset sail, champagne, margaritas, sangria, beer, wine, and soft drinks.)

    Registration
    Online meeting registration payments are processed by PayPal. However, a PayPal account is not required. Click on the "Register" button to get started. After being directed to the PayPal website, click "Pay with Debit or Credit Card". ONLINE REGISTRATION ENDS JULY 30. You can also register and pay in person (via cash, check or credit/debit card) at the meeting.  

    Hotel Information
    Discounts and Group Rate Information

    AWRA Florida Board of Directors Meeting
    Date/Time: Thursday, August 1 from 10am-12pm
    Location: Monroe County Harvey Government Center
    All are welcome to attend as the Board of Directors handles the business of the section.

    • 03 Nov 2019
    • 07 Nov 2019
    • Salt Lake City, Utah
    AWRA National 2019 Annual Water Resources Conference | Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel | Salt Lake City, Utah
    • 23 Mar 2020
    • 26 Mar 2020
    • Austin, Texas

PAST EVENTS

31 Mar 2019 AWRA Florida 2019 Scholarship and Grant Application Deadline
29 Mar 2019 March 2019 Technical Meeting
28 Feb 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
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
10 May 2013 May 2013 Technical Meeting
22 Mar 2013 March 2013 Technical Meeting
24 Jan 2013 22nd Annual Southwest Florida Water Resources Conference
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