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2018 Annual Meeting

  • 02 Aug 2018
  • 03 Aug 2018
  • Key Largo, Florida


  • AWRA Florida members
  • Not currently an AWRA Florida member (fee includes AWRA Florida membership through Dec. 31, 2018)
  • Full-time College or High School student and AWRA Florida Member
  • Full-time College or High School student not currently an AWRA Florida member (fee includes AWRA Florida student membership through Dec. 31, 2018)
  • Thursday evening's Reception/Dinner ONLY

Registration is closed

Meeting Location
Murray Nelson Government Center | 102050 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, FL 33037


HDR | NorthStar | Gunster | CDM Smith | The Balmoral Group | Black & Veatch | CES Consultants | Kimley-Horn | Water Science Associates | AECOMwood.Taylor Engineering | Cardno | Gannett Fleming | HansonJones Edmunds | GHD | Atkins
Organizations wishing to participate as
meeting sponsors should contact Luna Phillips at 954-712-1478. Pay your sponsorship online here.  


Thursday, August 2
12:30pm - Meeting Registration Opens
1:00pm - Welcome and Opening Remarks - Jeremy McBryan, South Florida Water Management (SFWMD) and President, AWRA Florida; Luna Phillips, Gunster; AWRA Florida Board of Directors
1:10pm - Keynote Address - George Garrett, City of Marathon
1:30pm - Panel Discussion on Florida Keys Environmental Recovery and Permitting after Hurricane Irma - Karl Bursa, Monroe County; Michael Roberts, Monroe County; Gus Rios, Florida Department of Environmental Protection; Damon Meiers, South Florida Water Management District; Sandra Walters, SWC Consulting
3:00pm - Break
3:15pm - Monroe County Update - Rhonda Haag, Monroe County
3:45pm - Overview of United States Geological Survey (USGS) Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center - David Sumner, USGS
4:10pm - Panel Discussion on South Florida Ecosystem Restoration - Georgia Vince, Tetra Tech; Beth Ross, Gunster; Jeremy McBryan, SFWMD
5:00pm - Closing Remarks - Luna Phillips, Gunster; Jeremy McBryan, SFWMD
5:30pm - Networking Reception and Dinner (included with registration) - Sundowners, 103900 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, FL 33037
Friday, August 3
8:00am - Networking Continental Breakfast (included with registration)
8:45am - Welcome and Opening Remarks - Jeremy McBryan, SFWMD and President, AWRA Florida; Ken Reid, Executive Vice President, AWRA National
9:00am - Water Management District Update - Brian Armstrong, SWFWMD; Lisa Kelley, SJRWMD; Darrell Smith, SRWMD; Brett Cyphers, NWFWMD
10:30am - Break
10:45am - Federal Agency Update - Eric Summa, United States Army Corps of Engineers; Tim Breen, United States Fish and Wildlife Service
11:50am - Drawing for Cooler of Cheer
12:00pm - Closing Remarks - Luna Phillips, Gunster; Jeremy McBryan, SFWMD
12:30pm - EcoTour of the Florida Keys - Experience the coral reefs and other sea life in the crystal blue waters of the beautiful Florida Keys in this sailing and snorkeling adventure; includes snorkel gear; drinks and snacks are available for purchase; feel free to bring food, drinks, coolers; boat departs at 12:30pm and returns at 4:30pm. Note: Additional charge ($40 per person) for this event.


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 31, 2018. You can also register and pay in person (via cash, check or credit/debit card) at the meeting.  

Hotel Information
AWRA Florida does not have a host hotel for this meeting but several options are close by:
Hampton Inn Key Largo | 102400 Overseas Highway | 305-451-1400 (Next door to meeting)
Courtyard Key Largo | 99751 Overseas Highway | 305-451-3939
Holiday Inn Key Largo | 99701 Overseas Highway | 800-315-2621
Key Largo Bay Marriott Beach Resort | 103800 Overseas Hwy | 305-453-0000
Playa Largo Resort & Spa | 97450 Overseas Hwy | 305-853-1001
Ocean Pointe Suites | 500 Burton Drive, Tavernier | 800-882-9462

AWRA Florida Board of Directors Meeting
Date/Time: Thursday, August 2 from 10am-12pm
Location: Murray Nelson Government Center
All are welcome to attend as the Board of Directors handles the business of the section.

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