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  Tuesday, February 22, 2022
7:30am-8:30am Check-in for Preregistered Attendees - Pickup Symposium Materials
Onsite registration not available
Early Morning Refreshments
[Grand Ballroom Hallways]
8:30am-10:00am Opening Plenary Session
[Grand Ballroom]

Introduction and Welcome
Wendy Graham, Director, University of Florida Water Institute
David Norton, Vice President for Research, University of Florida
Keynote Speaker
Margaret Palmer
Distinguished University Professor, University of Maryland, College of Park and
Director, National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC)
"Restoration of Aquatic Ecosystems: the Search for a Process-based Understanding"
10:00am-10:30am Morning Refreshment Break
  Concurrent Sessions — 10:30am - 12:00pm
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Session Title Historical Perspectives on Climate Change Analysis of Environmental Flows, and Relationship Between Flow and Ecosystem Vitality Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Impact on Water Resources Stakeholder Engagement in Water Solutions Water Policies and Programs for Water Quality CCS1: The Role of Data Fusion and Artificial Intelligence in Transforming Coastal Hazard Detection and Monitoring 
Moderator Mark Brenner
University of Florida
Jeffrey King
ATM, A GeoSyntec Company
Young Gu Her
University of Florida
Yilin Zhuang
Karen Schlatter
University of Florida
Zhe Jiang
University of Florida
10:30am Introduction Introduction Introduction Introduction Introduction Introduction
10:35am Bruce MacFadden
University of Florida

Geological History of Florida’s Water Over the Past 40 Million Years
Andrew Sutherland
St. Johns River Water Management District

Environmental Flows and Levels: Determining Impact Thresholds and Allowable Change
Jung-Hun Song
University of Florida

Performance of Climate Models in Reproducing the Hydrological Characteristics of Rainfall Events in Florida
Mark Hoyer

A Limnological Yardstick Based on Phosphorus Limitation
Robert Knight
Florida Springs Institute

A Prescription for Cost Effective Restoration of Florida’s Springs
Barbara Kirkpatrick
Gulf Coast Ocean Observing System (GCOOS)

Data Aggregation, Citizen Science, and AI - Oh My!
10:50am Jason Bellino
U.S. Geological Survey

Reference and Potential Evapotranspiration, Solar Radiation, and Albedo Over Florida, USA, 1985-2020
Gabriel Herrick
Southwest Florida Water Management

Instream Habitat Quantification Using System for Environmental Flow Analysis
Ziwen Yu
University of Florida

Stochastic Downscaling of Hourly Precipitation Series from Climate Change Projections
Ernie Cox
Family Lands Remembered

Innovative Water Resources Projects Through Alternative Delivery Methods
Christopher Pettit
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Agricultural Water Governance and Management
11:05am Rick Copeland
AquiferWatch, Inc.

Regional, Passive Saline Encroachment in the Springs of Florida (1991 – 2020)
Sean King
Suwannee River Water Management District

Development of Environmental Flow Analyses for Spring Systems in the Suwannee River Basin
Young Gu Her
University of Florida

Impacts of Climate Change and Sea Level Rise on Southeast Florida’s Groundwater Resources
Steve Leitman
Apalachicola Bay Science Initiative, Florida State University

The Development of Performance Metrics for the ACF Watershed
Del Bottcher
Soil and Water Engineering Technology, Inc.

Agricultural Best Management Practices Assessment Tool (BMPAT)
Zhe Jiang
UF Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering

Spatiotemporal Machine Learning for Hydrology: A Couple of Examples
11:20am Ying Ouyang
USDA Forest Service

Contribution of Streams to Groundwater Resource in the Mississippi Embayment Over the Past 100 Years
Paul Thurman
Northwest Florida Water Management District

Minimum Flows Development in a Spring System Displaying Increased Flows
Yogesh Khare
Everglades Foundation

Phosphorus Source Contributions Under Current and Future Climate in a Lake Okeechobee Subwatershed
Shannon Monahan
Lake Cane Restoration Society

Lake-in-a-Box: How Citizens are Taking Responsibility for Domestic Water Quality
M. Jennison Kipp
UF/IFAS Extension

Lightening the Water Footprint of Florida’s New Residential Developments
Ronald Fick
University of Florida

Fusing Remote Sensing Data with Spatiotemporal in Situ Samples for Red Tide Detection
11:35am Gerald Murphy and Thomas Ruppert
UF Program for Resource Efficient Communities

Navigating the Waters of Future Climate: Law & Policy
Tracey Piccone
South Florida Water Management District

Everglades Stormwater Treatment Areas: Managing Flows to Achieve Performance Goals
Peter Sheng
University of Florida

Adaptation of Coastal Communities and Natural Ecosystems in a Changing Climate
Olesya Savchenko
University of Florida

Public Preferences for Management of Aquatic Invasive Species in Florida Waters
Matthew DePaolis
University of Florida

A Restoration Aquaculture Approach to Water Quality
Guangming Zheng
UMD, NOAA/NESDIS/ Center for Satellite Applications and Research

Hypoxia Forecast in the Chesapeake Bay using CNN and LSTM
11:50am Discussion Discussion Discussion Discussion Discussion Discussion
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch
  Concurrent Sessions — 1:00pm - 2:30pm
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Session Title FLWCA1: Water and Climate Resiliency Metrics: Long Term Data Trends Water Availability and Allocation Water Quality Drivers and Impacts Education & Outreach Programs The Floridan Aquifer Collaborative Engagement for Sustainability Project CCS2: Unlocking Benthic-Pelagic Coupling Controls of Coastal Eutrophication 
Moderator Nicole Cortez
Samuel Smidt
University of Florida
Matt Whiles
Yilin Zhuang
Paloma Carton de Grammont
University of Florida
Ashley Smyth & Betty Staugler
1:00pm Introduction Introduction Introduction Introduction Introduction Introduction
1:05pm Karin Smith
South Florida Water Management District

Sea Level Rise and Saltwater Intrusion into Aquifers along the Southeast Florida Coast
Samuel Smidt
University of Florida

Estimating Historical Irrigated Production of Major US Row Crops
Andy Canion
St. Johns River Water Management District

Biosolids Applications and Nutrient Export in Tributary Watersheds of the Upper St. Johns River
Yilin Zhuang
University of Florida

Challenges and Opportunities Facing the Florida Well Owner Network
Nathan Reaver
University of Florida

Environmental and Economic Tradeoffs of Land Use and Management in the Floridan Aquifer Region
Jim Fourqurean
Florida International University

Decomposition and Lability of Soil Organic Matter and Carbon Stocks across a Seagrass Landscape
1:20pm Yibing Zhu
South Florida Water Management District

Evapotranspiration Trend in South Florida
Katie McCurley Pisarello

Long Term Water Yield Impacts from Pine Plantation Management Strategies in the Southeast
Shourish Chakravarty

Assessing Impacts of Deforestation on Water Quality in Agricultural Landscape in Indiana
Tina McIntyre
UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County

Quantifying Fertilizer Impacts: A Case Study Investigating Years of Educational Workshops
Rob De Rooij
University of Florida

Simulating Nitrate Transport to the Devil’s Springs Complex Using Swat-Modflow and Modpath
1:35pm Tibebe Dessalegne
South Florida Water Management District

Water Level Trends at South Florida Coastal Structures and Implications to Water Management
Louis Mantini
Suwannee River Water Management District

Biological Metrics for Development of Minimum Flows and Levels in the Suwannee River Basin
Kai Rains
University of South Florida

Forensic Mapping of the Stunning Transformation of Florida’s Coastal Watersheds over 150+ Years
Morgan Pinkerton

Pesticide CEUs as a Platform for Water Resource Education
Wendy-Lin Bartels
University of Florida

The Room Where It Happens: Co-Producing Scenarios for the FACETS Project
Chris Anastasiou
Southwest Florida Water Management District

The Hangover Effect: Coupling Seagrass Loss, Macroalgal Growth, & Water Quality in Charlotte Harbor
1:50pm Tara Root
U.S. Geological Survey

Identifying Hydrologic Changes and Trends using Automated Statistical Analyses
Marco Pazmiño- Hernandez
USGS Caribbean- Florida Water Science Center

A New Method for Estimating Water Withdrawn from Private Domestic Wells in Florida
Tracey Schaefer
University of Florida

Spatial Distribution of Sediment and Porewater Biogeochemical Characteristics in Lake Okeechobee
Tiare Silvasy

Water Wednesday Program Educates Urban Residents About Actionable Water Conservation Practices
Damian Adams
University of Florida

Payments for Forest Ecosystem Services: an Integrated Approach to Value Forest Water Benefits
Annie Murphy
INSPIRE Environmental

Human-Facilitated Bivalve Populations Effects on Energy and Nitrogen Flow Through Marine Ecosystems
2:05pm Nenad Iricanin
South Florida Water Management District

Water Quality Trends in Lake Okeechobee: Climate Change or Other Influence?
Dat Tran
Florida Legislature-EDR

Water Demand and Supply in Florida: Past, Current, and Future Trends
Mary Szafraniec

Testing Performance Efficiency of Innovative Nutrient Reduction Technologies With In-Situ Mesocosms
Carrie Stevenson
UF/IFAS Extension

Resilience to Future Flooding in the Gulf of Mexico
Sadie Hundemer
University of Florida

The Water Science Communication Problem: Water Knowledge and Acceptance/Rejection of Water Science
Ashley Smyth
University of Florida

The Role of Sponges in Modulating Nitrogen Cycling in the Florida Keys
2:20pm Discussion Discussion Discussion Discussion Discussion Discussion
2:30pm-3:00pm Afternoon Refreshment Break
3:00pm - 5:00pm Poster Session
with Student Poster Competition and Judging
[Rion Ballroom]
  Wednesday, February 23, 2022
7:30am-8:30am Early Morning Refreshments
[Grand Ballroom Hallways]
  Concurrent Sessions — 8:30am - 10:00am
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Session Title FLWCA2: Future Trends in Climate and Sea Level Rise Harmful Algal Blooms BMP Adoption in Agricultural and Urban Systems Technology and Decision Tools for Water Management Water and Wetlands Challenges in the Tropics CCS3: Improving the Condition of Coastal Ecosystems through Collaboration: A Panel Discussion of Lessons from Decades of Estuarine Nutrient Assessment and Management
Moderator Tom Frazer
University of South Florida
Dail Laughinghouse
Andrea Albertin
Davie Kadyampakeni
Catherine Tucker
University of Florida 
Elise Morrison
University of Florida
8:30am Introduction Introduction Introduction Introduction Introduction Introduction
8:35am Michelle Irizarry-Ortiz
U.S. Geological Survey

Development of Projected (2050–2089) Precipitation Depth-Duration-Frequency Curves for South Florida
Katherine Hubbard
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Integrating Observations to Investigate Harmful Algal Bloom Dynamics in Florida’s Marine Waters
Sawssan Boufous
University of Florida

Florida Farmers’ Multi-BMPs Adoption: A Survey Analysis
Bernardo Cardenas
University of Florida

Irrigation Savings from Smart Irrigation Technologies and a Smartphone App on Turfgrass
Catherine Tucker
University of Florida

Coffee Production, Water Use, and Watershed Protection in Honduras: A Community Case Study
Ed Sherwood Director, Tampa Bay Estuary Program

David Tomasko, Director, Sarasota Bay Estuary Program

Duane De Freese, Director, Indian River Lagoon Council  

Matt Posner
Director, Pensacola and Perdido Bays Estuary Program

Panel Focus:
1) the monitoring collaborations necessary to initially develop goals and document coastal habitat recovery in Florida estuaries; 2) contemporary triggers and conditions that have led to additional coastal eutrophication concerns for maintaining coastal habitats and natural resources within Florida’s urbanizing coast; and 3) a vision for ecosystem monitoring collaborations and needs within Florida’s estuaries of national significance that will help ascertain whether recovery and positive restoration trajectories are maintained into the future. Specific case studies from Florida’s estuaries, such as Tampa Bay, Sarasota Bay, and the Indian River Lagoon, will be discussed.
8:50am Carolina Maran
South Florida Water Management District

Regional Climate Projections – Future Rainfall Estimates for Florida
Christa Court
University of Florida

Measuring the Impact of Florida Red Tide Events on Recreational Fishing Effort and Expenditures
Sanjay Shukla
University of Florida

Integrating Stakeholder Relevant Economic, Risk, and Health Factors Improves Water Sustainability
Paul Gray
Audubon Florida

GIS Tool for Distributed Water Management Projects in the Central Florida Water Initiative Region
Oswaldo Medina-Ramírez
University of Florida

“We Are Exhausted”: Navigating Interagency Coordination for Water Management in the Tropics
9:05am John Stamm
U.S. Geological Survey

The Weather Research and Forecasting Model (WRF) Development for the United States and Florida
Elizabeth Staugler
University of Florida

Key Elements of Red Tide Messaging and Modes of Communication Gleaned from Multiple Focus Groups
Md Azhar Uddin
University of Florida

The US Consumers’ Willingness to Pay for Best Management Practice Labels
Abbey Tyrna
UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County

Bay-Friendly Fertilizing Tools for Reclaimed Water Users
Percy Peralta
Ramsar Regional Center for the Western Hemisphere

Effects of Water Availability on Coffee Production, Farmer Livelihoods and Adaptive Strategies
9:20am Gary Mitchum
University of South Florida

Projections of Sea Level Rise and High Tide Flooding for the Southeast and for Florida in Particular
Forrest Lefler
University of Florida

Cyanobacterial Diversity Within the Eutrophic Lake Okeechobee and the St. Lucie Estuary, Florida
Stacie Greco
Alachua County

Nitrogen Load Reduction from Alachua County’s Fertilizer Ordinance and Behavior Change Campaign
Hossein Ghoveisi

Water Use in Young Citrus Trees on Metalized UV Reflective Mulch Compared to Bare Ground
Conrado De Leon
Ramsar Regional Center for the Western Hemisphere

Evapotranspiration and Water Demand Analysis for Coffee Farms in the Upper Santa Maria River
9:35am Jayantha Obeysekera
Florida International University

Development of Future Climate Scenarios for Regional Hydrologic Simulations in South Florida
Yi Guo
University of Florida

Exploring the Relationship between Cyanobacterial Toxins and Human Diseases in Florida
Laura Warner
University of Florida

Human Dimensions of Water Conservation: What Drives Residents to Eliminate Irrigation in Landscapes?
Stephen Curless
CCI Engineering Services

Microwatershed Analysis and Management: Florida Residential Lake Case Studies
David Kaplan
University of Florida

Drivers of Water Balance Variability in the “Ciénega De Las Macanas” Wetland, Panama
9:50am Discussion Discussion Discussion Discussion Discussion Discussion
10:00 am-10:30am Morning Refreshment Break
  Concurrent Sessions — 10:30am - 12:00pm
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Session Title FLWCA3: Assessing Flood and Sea Level Rise Vulnerability and Best Adaptation Solutions Lake Okeechobee Water Quality Issues Stormwater and Wastewater Treatment Smart-Irrigation and Sensor-Based Irrigation for Water Savings Tribal Communities and Water Issues CCS4: The Frontier of Earth Systems Modeling for Hazard Prediction & Management 
Moderator Drew Bartlett
South Florida Water Management District
Nancy Denslow
University of Florida
Andrea Albertin
Davie Kadyampakeni
Paloma Carton de Grammont
University of Florida
Maitane Olabarrieta  & David Kaplan
University of Florida
10:30am Introduction Introduction Introduction Introduction This session contains three 30 minute separate presentations that begin immediately.

Steven Chischilly & Abhishek RoyChowdhury

Navajo Technical University

Water Quality on the Navajo Nation and How it has Contributed to the Spread of Covid-19
(30 mins)

Stacy Myers
Heritage and Environment Resources Office, Seminole Tribe of Florida &
Joe Frank
Resident of Big Cypress Reservation, Seminole Tribe of Florida

Water Issues Affecting Big Cypress Reservation and the Seminole Tribe of Florida
(30 mins)

Houston R. Cypress

Love the Everglades Movement &
Amelia Winger-Bearskin
UF Digital Worlds Institute

Water Protection from Artists and Activists Perspective: a Conversation with Houston Cypress and Amelia Winger-Bearskin (30 mins)
10:35am Alberto Pisani
Miami-Dade County

Update of the Stormwater Master Plan of Miami-Dade County for Current and Future Conditions
Joseph Gilio
Limnological Science for Lake Okeechobee

Lake Okechobee’s Trophic “Temperature”
Christopher Keller
Wetland Solutions, Inc

Mcintosh Preserve Wetlands Project – Integrated Water Resources Management for Multiple Benefits
Vivek Sharma
University of Florida

Florida Agricultural Soil Moisture Sensor Network
Ben Kirtman
University of Miami

Global High-Resolution Earth System Models Representation of Regional Climate Change and Variability
10:50am Christine Carlson
South Florida Water Management District

Documenting Flood Occurrence and Exposure
Sangdon So
Applied Technology and Management

Tidal and Subtidal Nutrient Flux Forced by Lake Okeechobee Drawdown
Scott Knight
Wetland Solutions, Inc.

Quantifying the Ancillary Benefits of Constructed Treatment Wetlands
Haimanote Bayabil
University of Florida

Potentials of Variable Rate Irrigation for Vegetable Production in South Florida
11:05am Tom Frick
St. Johns River Water Management District

Resilience – A Water Management District Perspective
Viviana Mazzei
U.S. Geological Survey

Effects of Experimental Nutrient Enrichment on Phytoplankton Assemblage Structure and Cyanotoxins
Jinsheng Huang
University of Florida

Ball Milled Biochar Effectively Removes Sulfamethoxazole and Sulfapyridine Antibiotics From Water and Wastewater
Sandra Guzman
University of Florida

Tools to Address Current Irrigation Management Challenges in Citrus Production
Xingyuan Chen
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Integrated Modeling of Carbon and Nitrogen Cycling in River Corridors and Watersheds
11:20am Kevin Hart
South Broward Drainage District

South Broward Drainage District Green Infrastructure Projects and Climate Change Impacts
Miles Medina
University of Florida

Nitrogen Enriched Discharges from a Vast Watershed Intensify Red Tide
Tricia Kyzar
Wildwood Consulting Inc

Assess Vulnerability of OSTDS to SLR and Storm Surge to Develop Adaptation Plans
Lincoln Zotarelli
University of Florida

Rethinking Seepage Irrigation Management for Horticultural Production in Florida
Maitane Olabarrieta
University of Florida  

Advancements of a Coupled Ocean Nearshore Forecasting System
11:35am Akintunde Owosina

Assessing and Mitigating the Impacts of Sea Level Rise on Flooding in South Florida
Mohsen Tootoonchi
University of Florida

Decadal Changes in Nitrogen and Phosphorus Species along the Lake Worth Lagoon in South Florida
Lisa Krimsky

Informing Septic to Sewer Conversion Outreach in Florida through Community-Based Social Marketing
Davie Kadyampakeni
University of Florida

Implementing Full and Deficit Irrigation Practices using Soil Moisture and Sapflow Sensors for Water Savings in Citrus Production Systems
11:50am Discussion Discussion Discussion Discussion Discussion
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch
  Concurrent Sessions — 1:00pm - 2:30pm
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Session Title FLWCA4: Using Rainfall and Wet Season Conditions to Analyze Compound Flooding Risks Watershed Provisioning in Estuarine Food Webs Urban Water Quality and Quantity Artificial Intelligence in Water Systems Navigating a Professional Job in Water CCS5: Accelerating the Infusion of Science in Coastal Policy - A Panel 
Moderator Carolina Maran
South Florida Water Management District
Mike Allen
Eban Bean
Rafael Muñoz-Carpena
Kati Migliaccio
Tom Ankersen
University of Florida
1:00pm Introduction Introduction Introduction Introduction Introduction Introduction
1:05pm Al Ali
South Florida Water Management District

Regional Trend Analysis for Rainfall of South Florida
Eric Nagid
FL Fish & Wildlife Conservation Com

Evaluating Changes and Predicting Impacts to Freshwater Fish Communities in Florida
Eban Bean

Moving Florida Forward on Low Impact Development + Green Stormwater Infrastructure
Ray Huffaker
University of Florida

AI Modeling of Complex Real-World Ecosystem Dynamics
Panel Focus:

The goal of this session is to introduce students to different professional water careers, to provide them information on the skills and experience employers prefer, and to give them the opportunity to network with leading water professionals. The session will consist of a panel discussion of water professionals and follow with a networking period between students and water professionals.
Annie Brett
University of Florida Levin College of Law

Rachel Silverstein
Miami Waterkeeper

Adam Blalock
Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Christine Angelini
University of Florida College of Engineering

Panel Focus

Driven by rapid developments in sensor design and deployment, robotics, big data acquisition, storage and analytics, artificial intelligence and Earth Systems modeling, the pace of coastal science has accelerated. At the same time, the scale and gravity of the hazards confronting coastal waters, shorelines and communities has also been accelerating. Many of these coastal hazards are systemic - warmer water, rising seas, tropicalization - the result of the changing climate. Others are more localized – legacy pollution, altered hydrologic regimes, ecosystem disturbance. Synergies between these global and local impacts, coupled with multidecadal time horizons, present a profound policymaking challenge.
1:20pm Francisco Peña Guerra
Florida International University

Compounding Effects of Surface-Subsurface Water Interactions and Sea Level Rise in North Miami
Jordan Miller
Southwest Florida Water Management District

Establishment and Use of Nature Coast Springs Systems by Common Snook (Centropomus undecimalis)
Cristian Cardenas-Lailhacar
University of Florida

Energy Efficiency Assessments of Wastewater Treatment Plants in Florida
Berry Wen
University of Florida

Using Explainable AI Models for Precipitation Retrievals to Bridge NASA and NOAA Observation Systems
1:35pm Vasu Misra
Florida State University

Monitoring the Wet Season over the Five Water Management Districts of Florida
Kym Rouse Holzwart
Southwest Florida Water Management District

Use of Snook Thermal Refuge Criteria for Minimum Flows Development in Coastal Springs
Mary Lusk
University of Florida

Beneficial Reuse of Wastewater: An Update on Trends in Florida and Interdisciplinary Research Opportunities
Alina Zare
University of Florida

Underwater Intensity-to-Height Domain Translation for Synthetic Aperture Sonar
1:50pm Angela Schedel
Taylor Engineering

Combined Probability of Coastal and Riverine Flooding
Charles Martin
University of Florida

Snook Use of Thermal Refugia along the Nature Coast: Implications for Minimum Flows and Levels
Kathleen Sealey
University of Miami

Florida Keys Residential Canal Development Impacts on Nearshore Water Quality and Benthic Diversity
Robert Currier
Texas A&M University

STAMPing out HABs: Materials and Methods for Training an AI Classifier for HAB Detection
2:05pm Kevin Reed
Stony Brook University

Improving Modeling of Earth System and Intersectoral Dynamics at Local Scales: Hurricane Storylines
Philip Stevens
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Identifying Freshwater Inflow Needs for Estuarine Fishes: A Statewide Perspective
Kristen Sealey
Gainesville Regional Utilities

GRU Groundwater Recharge Wetlands – Past, Present and Future
Nikolay Bliznyuk
University of Florida

Spatio-Temporal Forecasting of Urban Household-Level Water Demand with Statistical Machine Learning
2:20pm Discussion Discussion Discussion Discussion Discussion Discussion
2:30pm-3:00pm Afternoon Refreshment Break
3:00pm-5:00pm Closing Plenary Session
[Grand Ballroom]

Introductory Remarks
Scott Angle, Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Florida

Presentation of Student Poster Competition Awards

Closing Panel: Climate Resilience in a Ground Zero State

Wendy Graham,
Director, University of Florida Water Institute
Panel Description:
Resilience generally refers to the ability to persist or adapt in the wake of disruption. In Florida, climate change is already disrupting local communities, economies, infrastructure, ecosystems and human health. Indeed, Florida has been described as America's "ground zero" for climate change. What does climate resilience mean for Florida’s water sector? This panel consists of a group of leading scientists, engineers, water managers and policy makers representing agriculture, the environment, water management, and academic interests. Panel members will discuss initiatives, opportunities, and timeframes for developing water-related resilience in the face of climate impacts. The panel will conclude with open questions and dialogue with the audience.


Beth Lewis, Director of Water Resources, The Nature Conservancy Florida Chapter
Carolina Maran, Chief Resiliency Officer, South Florida Water Management District
Chris Pettit, Director of Agricultural Water Policy, Florida Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services
Mark Rains, Chief Science Officer, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Jason von Meding, Associate Professor, Florida Institute for Built Environment Resilience, University of Florida

5:00pm Symposium Concludes