Technical Program


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7:30 Registration
8:30 Welcoming Remarks
Introduction Dr. Don Duke, Professor of Environmental Studies, Florida Gulf Coast University
Speaker: Dr. Wilson Bradshaw, President, Florida Gulf Coast University
8:40 Session A: Successful Cooperative Projects
Moderator: Jon Wadas, Johnson Engineering
Why Cooperation Matters and Works - Dan DeLisi, DeLisi, Inc.
History of the SWFWRC Cooperative Model - Karen Miller, GDH Services, and Dr. John Capece, Southern DataStream
Brighton Valley Regional Water Quality Project Noah Handley, Lykes Bros. Inc.
Water Management District Governance Models Woody Wodraska, Wodraska Partners, Inc.
Overview of Federal, State, & Regional Grant Opportunities Trina Vielhauer, DEP
10:45 Session B: Student Research Poster Contest and Networking Break
Faculty Coordinator: Dr. Don Duke, Student Coordinator: Derek Anderson
12:00 Session C: Panel Realities of Cooperative Projects
Moderator: Ron Edenfield, RMEC
Collier County Habitat Conservation Plan Kenneth McDonald, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Babcock Ranch Development Amy Wicks, Kimley-Horn
20/20 Program Community Cooperation Ray Judah, Former Lee County Commissioner
Southeast Coast Climate Compact Rhonda Haag, Monroe County
1:00 Lunch with a Student
Professional Coordinator: Eric Isern, GHD Services
Student Coordinator: Cory Liang, FGCU Environmental Studies
1:40 Keynote: Example of a Regional Cooperative Approach to Water Management Projects
Introduction by: Karen Miller, GDH
Speaker: Dr. Carol Collier, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University: The Delaware River Watershed Initiative: A Collaborative Program for Tributary Watersheds to a Major Waterbody
2:15 Session D: Blueprints for Cooperative Projects
Moderator: Dr. John Capece, Southern DataStream
NEP Programs and Initiatives on Environmental Projects: Jennifer Hecker Charlotte Harbor NEP
Cooperative Models for Water Utilities Kevin Morris, Peace River Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority
Tape Grass Restoration in the Caloosahatchee Estuary Dr. Richard Bartleson, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation
Restoring the Rookery Bay Estuary Project - Keith Laakkonen, Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
4:00 Announcement of Student Research Poster Contest Winners
Session Chair: Dr. Don Duke, Professor of Environmental Studies, Florida Gulf Coast University TBA
  Networking Reception

Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.

NorthStar Group Services, Inc.

TKW Consulting Engineers, Inc.

Pavese Law Firm

Florida Gulf Coast University

Tetra Tech

Kitson & Partners

Gulf Citrus Growers Association

Passarella & Associates

Roetzel and Andress, LPA

Bean, Whitaker, Lutz & Kareh, Inc.

Audubon of Southwest Florida

Johnson Engineering

Forterra Pipe & Precast

ECO2 Oxygen Technologies

GHD Services, Inc.

Amec Foster Wheeler

CHNEP

Southern DataStream

ASCE, Florida Section Southwest Branch

CRCA Riverwatch

FES, Calusa Chapter

America Water Resources
Association, Florida Section


Watershed Council of Southwest Florida

Real Estate Investment Society

Florida Section American Water Works Association, Region V

Southwest Florida Association of Environmental Professionals


 

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