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 - Katie Laakkonen, City of Naples and 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 - Brian Armstrong, 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 - Boyd Gunsalus, South Florida Water Management District
    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, beer, wine and soft drinks. Transportation on your own. Note: Additional charge ($35.00 per person) for this event; spaces are limited. 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 Theme TBD
    A joint meeting between AWRA Florida and the
    Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers

    Meeting Location

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

    Preliminary Agenda
    Dr. Jim Houston, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center (invited)
    Karl Hankin, Director of the Division of Projects, St. Johns River Water Management District
    Jessica Fritche, CDM Smith, Inc.
    Jason Engle, Water Resources Engineering Branch Chief, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

    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.

    • 13 Jan 2017
    • Ft. Myers, Florida

    Meeting Theme

    Meeting Location
    Florida Gulf Coast University
    Cohen Center Ballroom (17 on Campus Map)
    10501 FGCU Blvd. South
    Ft. Myers, FL 33965-6565 Directions Campus Map

    Parking
    Conference attendees can park for free in Parking Garage 1 (PG1) on the Campus Map. DRIVE DIRECTLY TO THE GARAGE; DO NOT STOP AT THE CAMPUS FRONT GATE KIOSK. No dashboard parking tag is required.

    Draft Technical Program
    PDF | Web
    All registration options include conference and lunch.

    Water Resources Student Research Poster Contest
    Abstract Submittal Deadline: TBD
    Call for Abstracts
    Accepted Posters
      
    Optional Field Trip (Saturday, January 14)
    TBD on Saturday, January 14. Space is limited. Cost is 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 FOR SPONSORS AND JANUARY 11 FOR OTHERS. After January 11, you can register and pay in person (via cash, check or credit card) at the conference.

    Note: Professional exhibits differ from research posters. Visit the conference website or contact the conference steering committee for details.

    If you would like to pay by check, please register online and send a copy of your meeting registration confirmation email or invoice along with a check payable to "AWRA Florida Section" to:

    R.M. Edenfield, P.E.
    R.M. Edenfield Company
    7381 Monarch Lane
    Ft. Myers, FL 33912

    Sponsorship
    Organizations wishing to participate as conference sponsors should contact Jonathon Wadas at 239-461-3313. All Sponsors: Click here to pay/donate.

    Hotel Information
    Spring Hill Suites Fort Myers Airport
    9501 Market Place Road
    Fort Myers, FL  33912
    Group Rate: $TBD per night (January 12-15)
    Deadline to Book Group Rate: TBD
    Book Your Group Rate

    Parking
    Free conference parking is available in Garage 1 (PG1 on Campus Map, despite what signs may indicate. You do NOT need to stop at a campus entrance kiosk to pick up a parking permit or tag.

    AWRA Florida Board of Directors Meeting
    Date: Thursday, January 12 from 6-8pm
    Location: Alico, Inc.
    10070 Daniels Interstate Ct.
    Ft. Myers, FL 33913
    All are welcome to attend as the Board of Directors handles the business of the section.

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