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May 2015 Technical Meeting

  • 15 May 2015
  • 1:00 PM
  • Delray Beach, Florida


  • College or High School student

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Water Management in South Florida


Co-hosted by AWRA Florida and the

Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers (FICE)



Lake Worth Drainage District

13081 S. Military Trail

Delray Beach, Florida 33484



Pay your meeting sponsorship or donate to AWRA Florida. Please contact Bill Lynch or Luna Phillips prior to submitting your donation.




Friday, May 15 

8:45 - 11:00am




Tour of the South Florida Water Management District's L-8 Flow Equalization Basin (Tour Bus will depart promptly at 9am from SFWMD's FOC at 8894 Belvedere Rd., West Palm Beach; No refunds will be provided for late arrivals; Closed-toe shoes are required; Call Jeremy at 561-319-4995 with questions)


12:00 - 1:00pm

Lunch (on your own)



Onsite Meeting Registration Opens


1:00 - 1:10pm

Welcome and Introduction – Bill Lynch, GEI Consultants, Inc. and FICE Water Resources Chair and Luna Phillips, Gunster and AWRA Florida Board of Directors


1:10 - 1:30pm

Lake Worth Drainage District: The First 100 Years – Bob Brown, Executive Director, Lake Worth Drainage District


1:30 - 2:45pm

Panel Discussion: Water Management Challenges in South Florida


Jim Moran, SFWMD Governing Board

Tommy Strowd, Lake Worth Drainage District
Ken Todd, Palm Beach County

Tom MacVicar, MacVicar Consulting, Inc.

Ernie Marks, FFWCC

Jim Jeffords, USACE


2:45 - 3:00pm

Virtual Tour of the South Florida Water Management District’s L-8 Flow Equalization Basin and Coffee/Snack Break


3:00 - 3:20pm

Legislative Update – Greg Munson, Gunster


3:20 - 3:30pm

2016 AWRA Annual Water Resources Conference Update Rafael Frias, Black & Veatch


3:30 - 4:45pm

Panel Discussion: Lake Okeechobee and the Coastal Estuaries: Challenges and Opportunities


Kim Taplin, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Ernie Barnett, Florida Land Council

Tabitha Cale, Audubon Florida

Deb Drum, Martin County

Jeremy McBryan, SFWMD

Chad Kennedy, FDEP


4:45 - 5:00pm

Closing Remarks



Networking Reception Saltwater Brewery - 1701 West Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33444, 561-865-5373



Thursday, May 14 from 6-8pm

Location: SFWMD, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL

All are welcome to attend as the Board of Directors handles the business of the section.       


ONLINE REGISTRATION ENDS MAY 13. 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.


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