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2014 Annual Meeting

  • 17 Jul 2014
  • 1:00 PM
  • 18 Jul 2014
  • Key Largo, Florida


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • AWRA Florida members
  • Not currently an AWRA Florida member
  • College or High School student and AWRA Florida Member
  • College or High School student not currently an AWRA Florida member

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2014 Annual Meeting



Murray Nelson Government Center

102050 Overseas Highway

Key Largo, Florida 33037




Thursday, July 17

10:00 - 11:45am

AWRA Florida Board of Directors Meeting - All are welcome to attend as the Board of Directors handles the business of the section.



Meeting Registration Opens


Silent Auction Fundraiser Begins - Have fun and place your bid on unique and interesting items! All proceeds benefit AWRA Florida’s Rosanne Clementi Education Fund.


1:00 - 1:15pm

Call to Order and Welcome - Michael DelCharco, President, AWRA Florida


1:15 - 1:45pm

Update on Florida Keys Initiatives - Rhonda Haag, Monroe County


1:45 - 2:15pm

Contaminants in Drinking Water as a Result of Private Well Homeowner Behavior - Isabella Bergonzoli, Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches


2:15 - 2:45pm



2:45 - 3:30pm

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Update - David Hobbie, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District


3:30 - 4:00pm

Numeric Nutrient Criteria: Be Careful What you Wish For - Daniel Hammond, Cardno ENTRIX


4:00 - 4:30pm

RESTORE Update - Jennifer Conner, The Nature Conservancy


4:30 - 5:00pm

Closing Remarks



President’s Reception (Bayside at the Government Center) - Network with conference presenters and attendees among the swaying palms!



Student Networking Dinner, Sponsored by CDMSmith - All registered students are invited to join us to watch the famous Key’s sunset and learn more about AWRA and how it can benefit their careers (Invitation only event).


Friday, July 18

8:00 - 8:30am

Registration Opens


8:30 - 8:35am

Call to Order - Michael DelCharco, President, AWRA Florida


8:35 - 10:00am

Water Management District Update - Blake Guillory, SFWMD, Robert Beltran, SWFWMD, Hans Tanzler, SJRWMD (invited)


10:00 - 10:15am



10:15 - 11:00am

Sea Level Rise vs. Coastal Resiliency - Fred Bloetscher, Florida Atlantic University


11:00am - 12:00pm

Agricultural Water Policy Update - Ray Scott, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services


12:00 - 1:00pm

Lunch (on your own)



EcoTour Quicksilver Snorkel, Mile Marker 100, Oceanside, next to the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel. Experience the coral reefs and other sea life in the crystal blue waters of the beautiful Florida Keys! This sailing and snorkeling adventure includes professional instruction, sanitized snorkel gear, freshwater shower, free beer, wine and soft drinks. Transportation on your own to EcoTour. Note: Additional charge ($40 per person) for this event.



Reception and Awards Dinner and Ceremony (Bayside at the Government Center) - This is the annual meeting for AWRA Florida members. Join us for a great pig roast as we celebrate the achievements of the previous year, pick the winners from the silent auction, and have lots of fun! (Note: One dinner included for each registrant. Additional charges for guests.)


ONLINE REGISTRATION ENDS JULY 15. After this date, you can register and pay in person on JULY 17 at the meeting location. Cash, check or credit card payments are always accepted on the day of the meeting. To expedite the in-person payment process, please complete the online registration. A receipt will be emailed to you within 5-7 days.


PayPal is used to process online payments. However, a PayPal account is not required. Click on the "Register" button to get started. After being directed to the PayPal website, click on "Don't have a PayPal account?" to pay with a credit or debit card.


Attention Non-members: If you would like to join AWRA Florida and pay the member registration rate ($150), please Click "Apply for membership" during the meeting registration process and pay the $20 membership dues prior to registering for the meeting.


Please click here to pay your meeting sponsorship or donate to AWRA Florida. Please remember to contact Garrett Wallace or Kristin Bennett prior to submitting your donation.



Hampton Inn Key Largo

102400 Overseas Highway

Key Largo, FL 33037


Note: no AWRA event rate available

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