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2019 Annual Meeting

  • 01 Aug 2019
  • 02 Aug 2019
  • Key West, Florida

Registration

  • AWRA Florida members; includes Thursday and Friday Technical Sessions, Thursday Reception/Dinner, Friday Breakfast and Friday Reception
  • Not currently an AWRA Florida member; includes Thursday and Friday Technical Sessions, Thursday Reception/Dinner, Friday Breakfast and Friday Reception; fee also includes AWRA Florida membership through Dec. 31, 2019
  • Full-time College or High School student and AWRA Florida Member; includes Thursday and Friday Technical Sessions, Thursday Reception/Dinner, Friday Breakfast and Friday Reception
  • Full-time College or High School student not currently an AWRA Florida member; includes Thursday and Friday Technical Sessions, Thursday Reception/Dinner, Friday Breakfast and Friday Reception; fee also includes AWRA Florida student membership through Dec. 31, 2019
  • Thursday Night's Reception and Dinner ONLY; Does not include Technical Meeting attendance
  • Friday Night's Reception ONLY; Does not include Technical Meeting attendance

Register

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.

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