Academic Building 9
Home of the FGCU Water School
10501 FGCU Blvd. S.
Fort Myers, FL 33965
Parking passes are required and will be sent to all registrants two days prior to the event.
Thank You to Our Sponsors!
Sponsorship opportunities are still available! Please support our partners and students by sponsoring the 32nd Annual Southwest Florida Water Resources Conference! Review the sponsorship levels and use the donate page to pay online.
AWRA Board of Directors Meeting
The AWRA Board of Directors meeting will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2023 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM at the offices of Kimley-Horn in downtown Fort Myers. AWRA Members are welcome to attend. For more information please contact Kellie Clark.
Registration is limited to 200!
Hurricanes of 2022: Effects on the Built and Natural Environments of Southwest Florida
Conference Agenda (agenda may be subject to change)
DR. MIKE MARTIN, Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) President
DR. GREG TOLLEY, FGCU Water School Executive Director, FGCU
ALLISON LEWIS, PE, President, American Water Resources Association-FL
DRESDEN FARRAND, CEO, American Water Resources Association (AWRA)
Session 1: Hurricane Ian
Forecasting, Recording, Understanding What Happened
KAREN MILLER, Moderator
ALLYSON RAE, Chief Meteorologist, NBC 2
Hurricane Ian Forecast vs. Reality
MATT DEVITT, Chief Meteorologist, Wink News
Hurricane Ian Storm Surge Effects
JENNIFER HECKER, Coastal & Heartland National Estuary Partnership (CHNEP)
Data Acquisition / Callaboration for Water Quality Post Hurricane Ian
MICHAEL SAVARESE, Professor, FGCU Department of Marine & Earth Sciences
Hurricane Ian Modeling, Prediction and Comparison to Actual Events
How Are Local Communities Recovering?
KELLIE CLARK, PE, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Moderator
NICOLE MONAHAN, PE, City Engineer, City of Fort Myers
BILL VEACH, Council Member, Town of Fort Myers Beach
Hurricane Ian Preparation, Consequences & Recovery
CHAD WASHBURN, Vice President of Conservation, Naples Botanical Garden
Storm Surge Impacts and Recovery: A Case Study of Natural Coastal Buffers and Infrastructure impacts at Naples Botanical Garden
LESLI HAYNES, Marine Project Manager, Lee County Natural Resources
Hurricane Ian: Impacts to Marine Assets
Special Session: Sanibel Causeway Reconstruction After Ian
KATI SHERRARD, PE, CPM, Corridors Program Engineer, FDOT
Restoring Access After Hurricane Ian – Sanibel Causeway Emergency and Permanent Repairs
Student & Professional Networking Lunch
Student Poster Session
MARIA LEHMAN, PE, US Infrastructure Market Leader, GHD
President ASCE; Vice Chair, National Infrastructure Advisory Council
Session 3: Water Quality Impacts After the Storm
DON DUKE, Professor, FGCU Water School, Moderator
Effects of Storm Surge on Bacteria, Oxygen, and Other Constituents in Estero River
ERNESTO LASSO DE LA VEGA, Professor, Florida Southwestern State College
Effect of Salinity in Stormwater Ponds After the Tidal Surge Caused by Ian
SERGE THOMAS, Associate Professor, FGCU Water School
Post Hurricane Ian Salinization Effects on 12 Urban Stormwater Ponds of Sanibel
JAMES DOUGLAS, Associate Professor & PUSPA ADHIKARI, Assistant Professor, FGCU Water School
Effects of Hurricane Ian on Offshore Sea Bottom Habitats
LINA RAMIREZ GRANADA, Naples Botanical Garden, Moderator
WILLIAM CINEA, Founder, Jardin Botanique des Cayes, Haiti
THRITY VAKIL, Director of Tropic Ventures Sustainable Forestry & Rainforest, Puerto Rico
Don Duke, FGCU
Continuing Education Hours (CEHs)
CEHs will be provided to attendees.
Don Duke and Karen Miller