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33rd Annual Southwest Florida Water Resources Conference

  • 26 Jan 2024
  • Fort Myers, Florida
  • 200

Registration

  • Sponsors for Student Poster Contest Award, Student Scholarship, Program, Luncheon, and Exhibitors eligible

Location

Florida Gulf Coast University

Cohen Ballroom

10501 FGCU Blvd. S.

Fort Myers, FL 33965


Parking

Parking passes are required and will be sent to all registrants two days prior to the event.

Sponsors

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.


Cohosts


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.


Registration


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

TBD

Continuing Education Hours (CEHs)

CEHs will be provided to attendees.

Conference Coordinators

Don Duke and Karen Miller

AGENDA


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


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