Title: The Tenth Annual Conference on Water Management in Florida Program -October 24-25, 1986
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Title: The Tenth Annual Conference on Water Management in Florida Program -October 24-25, 1986
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Abstract: NWFWMD Collection - The Tenth AnnualConference on Water Management in Florida
General Note: Box 13, Folder 12 ( The Tenth Annual conference on Water Management in Florida Program - 1986 ), Item 1
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TENTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
ON WATER MANAGEMENT IN FLORIDA


AGENDA


Room Thursday, October 24
8:00-8:30 a.m.
122 8:30-9:45 a.m.

122 10:00-10:30 a.m.

122 10:45-12:00


121 12:00-1:15 p.m.


1:30-2:45 p.m.
116


115
110


123B
122


DECK
121



122
122


3:00-4:15 p.m.


6:30-7:30 p.m.
7:30-8:30 p.m.


Friday, October 25
8:00-8:30 a.m.
8:30-8:45 a.m.

9:00-10:15 a.m.


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123B
116

115


10:30-11:45 a.m.


Registration
A Water Management Year in Review, organized by the
Northwest Florida Water Management District.
Water Is Our Future, produced by the Southwest Florida
Water Management District.
The State Comprehensive Plan: Panacea or Placebo? Panel
discussion organized by the Northwest Florida Water
Management District.
Keynote Luncheon, Address by Representative Herb
Morgan, hosted by the South Florida Water Management
District.
Concurrent Sessions
Water Shortage Strategy: The South Florida H20 Solu-
tion.
Data Networking: Future Needs and Directions.
Water Use Surcharges: The National and Florida Perspec-
tive.
Institutional Alternatives to Water Management.
Fee or Less than Fee-That is the Land Acquisition Ques-
tion. Panel discussion organized by the Suwannee River
Water Management District.
Hospitality Hour, Cash Bar
Banquet. Presentation: The Divining Rod, by Dr. Louis J.
Atkins, hosted by the Northwest Florida Water Manage-
ment District.

Governor's Coffee
Address by Governor Bob Graham, hosted by the North-
west Florida Water Management District.
Concurrent Sessions
Water Resources: A Middle School Education Program.
Following the Same Rules for State Land Acquisition?
Regional Utilities: Advantages and Economic Perspec-
tives.
Interagency Coordination for Resource Management in the
Suwannee River Basin.
Water Conservation and Reuse: Regulatory Coordination.
Panel discussion organized by the St. Johns River Water
Management District.


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PANEL DISCUSSION Room 122, Thursday, 10:45-12:00 p.m.





THE STATE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN:
PANACEA OR PLACEBO?

MODERATOR

Dr. Warren Viessman, Chairman, Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences, University of Florida

THE PANELISTS

Richard Gentry, Legal Counsel, Florida Homebuilders Association
Hon. Gayle Nelson, Chairman, Leon County Commission
Jim Wolf, League Counsel, Florida League of Cities
Pamela Jo Davis, Assistant Secretary, Department of Community Affairs
Fred McCormack, Staff Director, House Majority Office
Jack Osterhold, Deputy Director, Office of Planning & Budgeting

PANEL CHARGE

Between 1980 and the year 2000, Florida's population will increase by an estimated 5.7 million people. In one at-
tempt to address the growth problems associated with this increase, the Legislature adopted the State and Regional
Planning Act of 1984. The resulting State Comprehensive Plan is intended to provide strategic and proactive direc-
tion to guide State planning, policy and budgeting for at least the next 20 years.

What circumstances suggest a different outcome for the current State Comprehensive Plan than was experienced by
its 1978 predecessor?

What can be done to help maintain and to gain public support for what Governor Graham has described as a need for
"an attitude of sustained commitment to enhance the quality of our state"?

The State Plan is not"comprehensive" in the usual sense. Rather, it lists 25 broad goals and related policies. Over
the next two and a half years, state and regional agencies, local governments, the business community and citizens
will help formulate several interlinking plans that will provide the necessary detail to implement those goals and
policies. Input is to be given by various committees, including the State Comprehensive Plan Committee, the Growth
Management Advisory Committee, the Speaker's Advisory Committee on the Future, and the State Water Use Plan
and State Land Development Plan Advisory Committees.

Are the goals and policies appropriate, particularly in the resource management area and, if so, do they provide suffi-
cient guidance for the detailed planning and necessary enforcement to occur?

Given the tremendous array of interests, inputs and plans involved, what are the chances of developing an operable
and cohesive vehicle for growth management on both the state and local levels?

The Governor's Office has estimated that it could cost as much as $30 billion to carry out all of the Plan's policies.
Water Management Districts, like other agencies, will require increased and dependable funding in order to address
relevant policies in the Plan in a satisfactory manner.

In view of the fact that these are responsibilities mandated by the State, what are the most appropriate sources of
funding?

Specifically, what funding process ensures that all Water Management Districts will obtain adequate financial
resources to carry out their responsibilities for long-term water resources planning?






CONCURRENT SESSIONS Thursday, 1:30-2:45 p.m.


INSTITUTIONAL ALTERNATIVES TO WATER MANAGEMENT
Arranged by South Florida Water Management District
Moderated by Mr. Fred McCormack, Staff Director for Majority Office,
Florida House of Representatives


Dr. Warren Viessman, Jr.
Chairman, Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida

Dr. Jonathan Bulkley
Department of Civil Engineering
University of Michigan 123 B ST. JOHNS
Ann Arbor, Michigan

WATER SHORTAGE STRATEGY: THE SOUTH FLORIDA H20 SOLUTION

Arranged by South Florida Water Management District
Moderated by Mr. Tilford C. Creel, Deputy Executive Director
South Florida Water Management District

Dr. Pat Gleason, Director
Water Use Division
South Florida Water Management District

Ms. Irene Quincey, Office of Counsel
South Florida Water Management District

Dr. Nicole Duplaix, Director
Information Services 116 SANTA FE
South Florida Water Management District


DATA NETWORKING: FUTURE NEEDS AND DIRECTIONS
Arranged by Northwest Florida Water Management District
Moderated by Hon. Fred Bond, Northwest Florida Water Management District
Governing Board

Charles D. Nethaway
Chief, Systems Programming
U.S. Geological Survey 115 APALACHICOLA
Reston, Virginia

WATER USE SURCHARGES: THE NATIONAL AND FLORIDA PERSPECTIVE
Arranged by Northwest Florida Water Management District
Moderated by Hon. Bob Price, Northwest Water Management District
Governing Board

Dr. Joseph M. Perry
Director, Center for Regional Economic Development
University of North Florida

Dr. Louis A. Woods
Associate Director, Center for Regional Economic Development
University of North Florida 110 WITHLACOOCHEE







PANEL DISCUSSION Room 122, Thursday, 3:00-4:15 p.m.




FEE OR LESS THAN FEE:
THAT IS THE LAND ACQUISITION QUESTION

MODERATOR

Dr. Earl Starnes, Suwannee River Water Management District Governing Board

THE PANELISTS

Joel Kuperberg, Copper Mountain, Inc.
Barbara Brumback, FAU-FIU Joint Center for Environmental & Urban Problems
Donna Christie, Florida State University College of Law
Buddy Blain, Blain & Cone, P.A.

PANEL CHARGE

The water management districts of the State of Florida are in a unique position to impact the quality of life in the
Florida of the future. Recognizing that acquisition of land could complement the construction and regulatory efforts
of the districts, Governor Bob Graham and the Florida Legislature in 1981 enacted the Save Our Rivers Act. This act
became law establishing the Water Management Lands Trust Fund. The districts now have an additional tool
available to help them carry out their legislative responsibility of water resource management and can use land ac-
quisition as an adjunct to resource regulation. In 1985, the Florida Legislature revised the program to make it even
more useful to the districts through the passage of the Florida Resource Rivers Act.

Because there is so much land needed to protect Florida's water resources and so little money to do it with, several
alternative methods need to be considered such as fee, fee with lease back and easements.

What interest in land is needed to achieve full water resource protection?

Except for specific public and scenic protection, is fee really needed? Can we learn from the South Florida ex-
perience? Is fee a luxury? Does the record show that the conservation easement is a failure, or is it a lack of foresight
on the part of the agency?

Do less than fee acquisitions really stretch acquisition dollars?

When"hidden costs" are considered, such as staff time and the protectionof the district's interest over time, are we
actually paying more and getting less?

More than fee acquisitions (wherein district acquires fee and leases back use to current owner in return for rent)
seem to be gaining in popularity on a national level.

Is this a viable alternative to acquiring public land and then"taking it out of production"?

Do public lands and private use mix?

Do the ends justify the means if lease income is used exclusively for the acquisition of additional public land?






CONCURRENT SESSIONS Friday, 9:00-10:15a.m.

WATER RESOURCES: A MIDDLE SCHOOL EDUCATION PROGRAM
Arranged by Northwest Florida Water Management District
Moderated by Hon. Blucher Lines, Northwest Florida Water Management District
Governing Board


Leslie Frye
Public Education Specialist
Northwest Florida Water Management District

Dr. George Fisher 110 WITHLACOOCHEE
Public Information Officer
Northwest Florida Water Management District

INTERAGENCY COORDINATION FOR RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
IN THE SUWANNEE RIVER BASIN
Arranged by Suwannee River Water Management District

Moderated by Mr. Terry Burnson, Director of Water Resources Management
Suwannee River Water Management District


Joseph Gurule
Hydraulic Engineer 116 SANTA FE
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Jacksonville, Florida


REGIONAL UTILITIES: ADVANTAGES AND ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVES
Arranged by Northwest Florida Water Management District

Moderated by Hon. Davage Runnels, Chairman, Northwest Florida Water Management District
Governing Board


Dr. Dan Sheer
Water Resources Management, Inc. 115 APALACHICOLA
Columbia, Maryland

FOLLOWING THE SAME RULES FOR LAND ACQUISITION?
Arranged by St. Johns River Water Management District

Moderated by Mr. Jim MacFarland, Florida Department of Natural Resources


Joe Flanagan
Suwannee River Water Management District

Fritz Musselman
Southwest Florida Water Management District

Phil Hubbard
South Florida Water Management District

Jim Miller 123 B ST. JOHNS
St. Johns River Water Management District 123 B ST. JOHNS






PANEL DISCUSSION Room 122, Friday, 10:30-11:45 a.m.




WATER CONSERVATION AND REUSE:
REGULATORY COORDINATION

MODERATOR

Hon. Ralph Simmons, Chairman, St. Johns River Water Management District Governing Board

THE PANELISTS

Hon. Fran Carlton, Florida House of Representatives
Howard Rhodes, Director, Division of Environmental Programs, Department of Environmental Regulation
John Marks, Chairman, Public Service Commission
Hon. James Taft, Southwest Florida Water Management District Governing Board
Gordon Pfersich, Senior Vice President, General Development Utilities

PANEL CHARGE

There are two initial questions which must be answered prior to discussing regulatory coordination:

Is reuse of sewage effluent and stormwater a good idea in Florida?

Should the state encourage or discourage reuse or should the implementation of reuse strategies be left to market
forces?

Assuming that the state will be involved in reuse, then several issues should be discussed.

Department of Enviornmental Regulation grant-funding regulations (Chapter 17-50, F.A.C.) provide incentives for
reuse projects that are forced to adopt reuse because of DER's "no discharge" requirements or because of higher cost
of meeting discharge requirements for surface waters

Should Chapter 17-50 be revised to provide more economic incentives for reuse?

Reuse systems that utilize irrigation of public assess areas such as golf courses are not being allowed to discharge
the reclaimed water to surface water when irrigation is not feasible during wet weather conditions. These systems are
required to provide additional storage or alternative disposal under Chapter 17-6, F.A.C.

Should this requirement be re-examined?

Current monitoring plans for reuse systems are very expensive.

Should ground-water monitoring requirements be changed? Are there too many state agencies involved in reuse?
Which state agency should have the lead role- DER for water quality reasons or the Watdr Management Districts
because of the potential for water conservation? Should Water Management Districts be involved in grant decisions
affecting alternative disposal techniques?

Some reuse projects have been met with resistance by the public.

What can be done about public acceptance of reuse or recycling of stormwater or sewage effluent? Is St.
Petersburg's experience with reuse an anomaly? Is reuse feasible only with substantial federal or state funding or can
local governments implement effective reuse programs using their own funds? Should investor-owned utilities be
allowed and/or encouraged to design rate structures which would offer incentives to customers for water conserva-
tion? Is there any mechanism by which water utilities and/or the regulatory agencies could influence utility customers
to collectively ensure that the utilities do not exceed their permitted Consumptive Use allotments?







A L A B A M A


G E R G I A


ST. JOHNS RIVER
WATER MANAGEMENT
DISTRICT


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Districts


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Please note: The Suwannee Room (239) on the Upper Level of the Center for Professional
Development is available for small conference.




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