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June 2022 Technical Meeting

  • 03 Jun 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Tampa, Florida


  • Not currently an AWRA Florida member (fee includes membership through Dec. 31, 2022)
  • 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, 2022)
  • Less than 5 years of work experience AND 35 years old or younger
  • Less than 5 years of work experience AND 35 years old or younger; Not currently an AWRA Florida member (fee includes membership through Dec. 31, 2022)

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Meeting Location

Mosaic Center at The Florida Aquarium | 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602

Parking is NOT included with meeting registration. Parking is available onsite for $10 per vehicle. Additional parking is available in nearby public parking lots (Parking and Venue Location Map). Meeting registration fee includes full admission to the Aquarium facilities, so come early to explore one of the best aquariums in the country. Meeting attendees should enter to the right of the General Admission area under a "Mosaic Center" sign. 

Meeting Sponsors
Contact Samuel Palermo at 561-351-5278 or Brian Wozniak at 941-296-0765 to sponsor this meeting.

Draft Agenda

11:45 am: Registration

12:00 pmLunch and Opening RemarksRandy Smith, AWRA Florida President

1:00 pmA Peek Behind the Scenes at the Florida AquariumVeronica Thompson, Water Quality Lab Manager, The Florida Aquarium

1:30 pm: Nutrient Source Tracking Techniques, Mary Szafraniec, PhD, PWS, Principal Scientist - Wood Environment & Infrastructure

2:00 pmThe 4G Ranch Wetlands: 5 Years of Aquifer Recharge & Beneficial Reuse, Allison Lewis, PE, Natural Treatment Systems Technologist, Jacobs and Max McAmis, PE, Reclaimed Planning Engineer, Pasco County

2:30 pm: Break

2:50 pmTampa Bay Estuary: State of the Bay, Water Quality and Seagrass Update, Ed Sherwood, Executive Director, Tampa Bay Estuary Program

3:20 pm: Sarasota Bay Estuary Program – Current Health and Steps Needed to Restore and Maintain It, Dave Tomasko, PhD, Executive Director, Sarasota Bay Estuary Program

3:50 pm: Harnessing Fluvial Forces for Natural Channel Restoration at Balm Boyette Scrub Preserve in Hillsborough County, Janie Hagberg, Chief Engineer—SWIM Supervisor, SWFWMD and John Kiefer, Natural Stream Restoration Practice Lead, Wood Environment & Infrastructure

4:20 pm: Practical Treatment Technology to Remove Harmful Algae Blooms from Lake Okeechobee Discharges, Dan Levy, PG, Vice-President and National Director, Algae, AECOM

4:50 pm: Closing Remarks

5:30 pm: Post-Event Networking Opportunity, Hotel Haya. The Line 800 Tram provides free transport from the Aquarium to the hotel in Ybor City. Appetizers and one free drink are included with 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 2 DAYS BEFORE THE MEETING. You can also register and pay in person (via cash, check or credit card) at the meeting.

Hotel Information 
Hotels near meeting location

Meeting Coordinator
Brian Wozniak (941-296-0765)

AWRA Florida Board of Directors Meeting
Date: 9:30 am at Mosaic Center at the Florida Aquarium
All are welcome to attend as the Board of Directors handles the business of the section.

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