Mosaic Center at The Florida Aquarium | 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602
Parking is NOT included with meeting registration. Parking is available onsite for $10 per vehicle. Additional parking is available in nearby public parking lots (Parking and Venue Location Map). Meeting registration fee includes full admission to the Aquarium facilities, so come early to explore one of the best aquariums in the country. Meeting attendees should enter to the right of the General Admission area under a "Mosaic Center" sign.
Contact Samuel Palermo at 561-351-5278 or Brian Wozniak at 941-296-0765 to sponsor this meeting.
11:45 am: Registration
12:00 pm: Lunch and Opening Remarks, Randy Smith, AWRA Florida President
1:00 pm: A Peek Behind the Scenes at the Florida Aquarium, Veronica Thompson, Water Quality Lab Manager, The Florida Aquarium
1:30 pm: Nutrient Source Tracking Techniques, Mary Szafraniec, PhD, PWS, Principal Scientist - Wood Environment & Infrastructure
2:00 pm: The 4G Ranch Wetlands: 5 Years of Aquifer Recharge & Beneficial Reuse, Allison Lewis, PE, Natural Treatment Systems Technologist, Jacobs and Max McAmis, PE, Reclaimed Planning Engineer, Pasco County
2:30 pm: Break
2:50 pm: Tampa Bay Estuary: State of the Bay, Water Quality and Seagrass Update, Ed Sherwood, Executive Director, Tampa Bay Estuary Program
3:20 pm: Sarasota Bay Estuary Program – Current Health and Steps Needed to Restore and Maintain It, Dave Tomasko, PhD, Executive Director, Sarasota Bay Estuary Program
3:50 pm: Harnessing Fluvial Forces for Natural Channel Restoration at Balm Boyette Scrub Preserve in Hillsborough County, Janie Hagberg, Chief Engineer—SWIM Supervisor, SWFWMD and John Kiefer, Natural Stream Restoration Practice Lead, Wood Environment & Infrastructure
4:20 pm: Practical Treatment Technology to Remove Harmful Algae Blooms from Lake Okeechobee Discharges, Dan Levy, PG, Vice-President and National Director, Algae, AECOM
4:50 pm: Closing Remarks
5:30 pm: Post-Event Networking Opportunity, Hotel Haya. The Line 800 Tram provides free transport from the Aquarium to the hotel in Ybor City. Appetizers and one free drink are included with registration!
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Brian Wozniak (941-296-0765)
AWRA Florida Board of Directors Meeting
Date: 9:30 am at Mosaic Center at the Florida Aquarium
All are welcome to attend as the Board of Directors handles the business of the section.