AWRA FLORIDA

Meeting Calendar

Please note that meeting dates are subject to change to accommodate speakers’ schedules and/or meeting locations. AWRA FLORIDA DOES NOT PROVIDE REFUNDS. If you are interested in sponsoring any, or all, of the technical meetings, click here for more information.

    • 04 Aug 2016
    • 05 Aug 2016
    • Key Largo, Florida

    Meeting Location
    Murray Nelson Government Center
    102050 Overseas Highway
    Key Largo, FL 33037

    Sponsorship
    Organizations wishing to participate as meeting sponsors should contact Garrett Wallace at 561-504-6877.

    Agenda
    Thursday, August 4

    12:30pm - Meeting Registration Opens
    1:00pm - Call to Order and Welcome – Kristin Bennett, President, AWRA Florida
    1:05pm - AWRA National and 2016 Annual Water Resources Conference Update - Rafael Frias, AWRA President-Elect
    1:20pm - Update on Florida Keys Initiatives - Rhonda Haag, Monroe County
    1:30pm - Climate Change and Florida - Jim Murley, Miami-Dade County
    2:00pm - Drainage Impacts of the Southern Golden Gate Estates Development in Southwest Florida and the Results of 15 Years of Hydrologic Restoration - Mike Duever, Natural Ecosystems
    2:45pm - Designing, Constructing and Operating a 15,000-acre Shallow Storage Impoundment to Improve Everglades Water Quality - Jeremy McBryan, South Florida Water Management District and Brent Anderson, Northstar
    3:15pm - Break
    3:30pm - Naples Bay Presentation - Daniel Hammond, Cardno
    4:00pm - Lakewood Ranch/Braden River Utilities Pilot Project Update - Steve Suau, Progressive Water Resources
    4:30pm - Improving the Indian River Lagoon by Restoring Flows in the St. Johns River? - David Watt, St. Johns River Water Management District
    5:00pm - Closing Remarks
    5:15pm - President's Reception - Network with presenters and attendees. Location: Sundowners, 103900 Overseas Highway.
    7:30pm - Student Networking Dinner - CDM Smith Inc. is proud to once again host this event. All registered students are invited to watch the famous Key's sunset and learn more about AWRA Florida and how it can benefit careers. Location: TBD.
    Friday, August 5
    8:00am - Registration Opens
    8:30am - Call to Order - Kristin Bennett, President, AWRA Florida
    8:35am - Water Management District Update - Robert Beltran, Southwest Florida Water Management District; Brett Cyphers, Northwest Florida Water Management District; Len Lindahl, South Florida Water Management District; Ann Shortelle, St. Johns River Water Management District; Noah Valenstein, Suwannee River Water Management District
    10:00am - Break
    10:15am - Water Farming Report - Mary Oakley
    11:00am - Lunch (on your own)
    12:00pm - 4:00pm EcoTour of the Florida Keys - 
    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. Note: Additional charge ($35.00 per person) for this event. Location: Quicksilver Snorkel, Mile Marker 100, Oceanside, next to Courtyard by Marriott Hotel.
    6:00pm - Reception and Awards Dinner and Ceremony - Join us for a great pig roast as we celebrate the achievements of the previous year, participate in fundraising activities in support of the Rosanne Clementi Education Program, and have lots of fun! Note: one dinner included for each registrant. Additional charges for guests. Location: Lobby at the Government Center.

    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 on "Don't have a PayPal account?" to pay with a credit or debit card. ONLINE REGISTRATION ENDS AUGUST 1, 2016. You can also register and pay in person (via cash, check or credit/debit card) at the meeting.
      

    Hotel Information
    AWRA Florida does not have a host hotel for this meeting but several options are close by:
    Hampton Inn Key Largo (next door to the meeting)
    102400 Overseas Highway
    305-451-1400
    Courtyard Key Largo
    99751 Overseas Highway
    305-451-3939
    Holiday Inn Key Largo
    99701 Overseas Highway
    800-315-2621

    AWRA Florida Board of Directors Meeting
    Date/Time: Thursday, August 4 from 10am-12pm
    Location: Murray Nelson Government Center
    All are welcome to attend as the Board of Directors handles the business of the section.

    • 30 Sep 2016
    • Jacksonville, Florida

    Meeting Location
    Epping Forest Yacht Club
    1830 Epping Forest Drive
    Jacksonville, FL 32217

    Technical Program
    TBD

    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 on "Don't have a PayPal account?" to pay with a credit or debit card. ONLINE REGISTRATION ENDS TBD, 2016. You can also register and pay in person (via cash, check or credit card) at the conference.

    Sponsorship
    Organizations wishing to participate as conference sponsors should contact Michael DelCharco at 904-472-0082.

    Hotel Information
    TBD

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

    • 13 Nov 2016
    • 17 Nov 2016
    • Orlando, Florida
    • 15 Nov 2016
    • 5:30 PM
    • Orlando, Florida
    Location
    Disney Springs
    1486 Buena Vista Drive
    Orlando, FL 32830

    Details
    Join AWRA Florida for an evening of Community, Conversation and Connections while searching for clues at Disney Springs. Event registration fee includes transportation to and from the conference hotel, appetizers, drinks and a fun networking opportunity that will include prizes for team members.

    Sponsorship Opportunities are available. Your logo will appear on sponsor recognition signage and scavenger hunt clues sheet given to each participant. Contact Catherine Katsikis at 561-512-9956 for more information. To pay your sponsorship online, click here.

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