Florida Gulf Coast University
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 2023 and 2024 Sponsors!
Sponsorship opportunities are now available for 2024! Please support our partners and students by sponsoring the 33rd Annual Southwest Florida Water Resources Conference! Review the sponsorship levels and visit the FES/ASCE site for more information and to pay online.
The 2024 SWFL Water Resources Conference is administered and supported by a partnership of organizations including AWRA-FL, Alpha Epsilon Lamda, ASCE, Audubon of SWFL, Calusa Waterkeeper, FES, FGCU, FSAWWA-Region V, Kissimmee Waterkeeper, REIS, and SWFAEP.
FES/ASCE are the registration administrators for this event. Please click here to visit the registration page. Note: If you are not an FES member click the "Continue as Guest" button.
AWRA Board of Directors Meeting
Continuing Education Hours (CEHs)
CEHs will be provided to attendees.
Don Duke and Karen Miller
7:30 am REGISTRATION
8:00 am WELCOMING REMARKS
DR. L DONALD DUKE, The Water School, FGCU
DR. AYSEGUL TIMUR, President, Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU)
DR. GREG TOLLEY, Executive Director, The Water School, FGCU
8:30 am SESSION 1: MONITORING & MANAGING OUR COASTAL ECOSYSTEM
DR. L DONALD DUKE: FGCU Water School, Moderator
IMPACTS OF RISING WATER TEMPERATURES ON SWFL ECOSYSTEM
DR. MELISSA MAY, Program Coordinator/Assistant Professor, Department of Marine & Earth Sciences, The Water School FGCU
EFFECTS OF HURRICANE IAN ON MANGROVE FORESTS
DR. BRIAN BOVARD, Interim Associate Director / Associate Professor & Dr. Win Everham, Professor Department of Ecology & Environmental Studies, The Water School, FGCU
SANIBEL ISLAND LIVING SHORELINE PROTECTION PROJECT
RUSSELL TRIPP, Technical Resource Engineer, Rinker Materials
DERILICT VESSEL RECOVERY EFFORTS ON OUR NAVIGABLE WATERWAYS
CAPTAIN CODTY PIERCE, Calusa Waterkeeper
10:30 am BREAK
10:45 am SESSION 2: WATER QUALITY IMPROVEMENT & MANAGEMENT PROJECTS
ALYSSA FORD, EI, Kimley-Horn, FES: Moderator
FLOOD MITIATION AND THE FGCU MAIN CAMPUS: DETENTION PONDS, SURFACE STORAGE, GROUNDWATER, AND TRIMMING THE PEAK OF THE HDROLOGY CURVE
DR. L. DONALD DUKE, Professor and Chair, Department of Ecology and Environmental Studies, The Water School, FGCU
THE LOWER KISSIMMEE BASIN STORMWATER TREATMENT AREA (LKBSTA)
JEREMY MCBRYAN, PE, CFM, ENV SP, Director, Florida Water Quality, Ecosystem Investment Partners
COMPREHENSIVE EVERGLADES RESTORATION PLAN SOIL REMEDIATION PROJECT
DAVID HEMPLEMAN, PE, Technical Director & STEVE SNYDER, Senior Project Manager, Partner Engineering & Science
12;00 pm SPECIAL GUEST
UPDATES FROM AMERICAN WATER RESOURCES ASSOCIATION (NATIONAL)
DRESDEN FARRAND, CEO, American Water Resources Association
12:15 pm LUNCH, Room 214
POSTER SESSION, FGCU Mezzanine
1:45 pm KEYNOTE SPEAKER
LIVING WITH WATER IS PART OF OUR DNA - EXAMPLES FROM THE NEATHERLANDS
SASKIA PARDAANS, Senior Advisor Infrastructure and Water Management, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Neatherlands
2:30 pm SESSION 3: PANEL: HURRICANE IAN –PARTNERING THROUGH RECOVERY
BEV LARSON, LLC, CCIM, Lahaina Realty, REIS: Moderator
BRIAN HAMMAN, District 4 Commissioner, Lee County Board of Commissioners
DAN ALLERS, Mayor, Town of Fort Myers Beach
DANA SOUZA, City Manager, City of Sanibel
COLONEL JAMES BOOTH, US Army Corp of Engineers
JENNIFER CARPENTER, District Director South District, Florida Department of Environmental Protection – invited
4:00 pm BREAK
4:15 pm STUDENT AWARDS & CLOSING REMARKS
DR. L. DONALD DUKE, FGCU
4:45 pm NETWORKING RECEPTION, Room 214