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September 2018 Technical Meeting

  • 28 Sep 2018
  • Okeechobee, Florida


  • AWRA Florida members
  • Not currently an AWRA Florida member (fee includes 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 student membership through Dec. 31, 2018)
  • Contact Samantha Hobbs ( or 850-224-7121) to obtain registration code

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Impacts on Agriculture and From Agriculture - Fields of Perspectives, Ideas and Innovation
Hosted in association with the Water Resources Committee of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Florida (ACEC-FL)

Meeting Location
Okeechobee KOA Resort | 4276 US Highway 441 South, Okeechobee, FL 34974
Meeting Room: Convention Center (South Room)

HDR | NorthStar | Gannett Fleming | Bowman Consulting | Hazen and SawyerChen Moore | Mock RoosRoyal Consulting Services | Jacobs | Hanson | Brown and Caldwell | Black & Veatch | The Carol GroupKimley-Horn | SCS Engineers | Smith Engineering Consultants | MacVicar Consulting
Contact Samuel Palermo at 561-215-7299 to sponsor this meeting.

Preliminary Agenda
11:30 - Registration Opens
11:45 - Lunch (included with registration fee)
12:15 - Welcome and Opening Remarks - Jeremy McBryan, Palm Beach County, President, AWRA Florida and Samuel Palermo, Gannett Fleming, Inc., AWRA Florida Board of Directors
12:20 - Keynote Speaker - Gary Ritter, Florida Farm Bureau Federation
12:45 - Lake Okeechobee Technical and Regulatory Perspectives from a Potable Water Supplier - John Hayford, Okeechobee Utility Authority
1:15 - Hydrologic Assessments for Restoration - Tom Conboy and Andrew Gottlieb, South Florida Engineering and Consulting LLC
1:45 - C-43 Reservoir - Shawn Waldeck, Jacobs Engineering
2:10 - Break
2:30 - Feast or Famine - Water Farming and the Pursuit of Harvesting Storage - Ernie Cox, Family Lands Remembered, LLC; Ximena Pernett, South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD); Jeff Vollat, ADA Engineering, Inc.; Melissa Corbett, The MilCor Group, Inc.; Brent Anderson, NorthStar; Ansley Marr, SFWMD
3:30 - Turning Back Time: Restoring Agriculturally Developed Properties to Wetlands (a Natural Resources Conservation Service Wetland Restoration Project) - Richard LeBlanc, HDR, Inc.
4:00 - Hydrologic Improvements at Lake Hicpochee - Vijay Mishra, SFWMD
4:30 - American Council of Engineering Companies of Florida Legislative Update - William Lynch, Jones Edmunds
4:45 - Closing Remarks - Samuel Palermo, AWRA Florida Board of Directors
5:00 -
Networking Reception 
(Okeechobee KOA Resort)

Continuing Education Hours
The number of Continuing Education Hours (CEHs) available at this event is 5.0.

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 SEPTEMBER 26, 2018. You can also register and pay in person (via cash, check or credit card) when you arrive at the meeting.

Hotel Information

AWRA Florida Board of Directors Meeting
Date: September 28 at 10:00am at Okeechobee KOA Resort
Board of Directors Only from 10:00 to 10:30am. All others are welcome to attend starting at 10:30am.

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