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13th ANNUAL CONFERENCE
ON
WATER MANAGEMENT
IN FLORIDA


OCTOBER 27 & 28,1988
The Florida State Conference Center
Tallahassee, Florida


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Thursday, October 27
S:00 8:30 am.
Front Loby

8s30- 900 a.m.
Auditorium, 122 Evrglades


:15 10:30 a.m.
Auditorium, 122 Everglades


1045- Noon
Auditorium, 122 Evergslad


Noon 1:15 p.m.
Dining Room, 121 Kissimmee



1 3- 245 p.m.
Room 1238 St. Johns

Room 110 Wlth acooWd e

Room 107 Wakulle

Room 244 Myakka

00 4:15 p.m.
Auditorium, 122 Evergladue


6s30 7:30 p.m.
Fireside Lounge

7:30 8:30 p.m.
Dining Room, 121 KlWsimen


Friday, October 28

8:0 9:15 a.m.
Firside Lounge

9:15 10:0 a.m.
Room 123B St. Johns

Room 110 Wthulacoodee

Room 107 W kcul

Room 244 MyesM

10:. -Noon
Auditorium, 122 Evergldes


Noon


AGENDA


Restoration

Conference Kick-off Breakfast
An Audi-vmuW Presenation on Wtr Management
Hoc: Southwest Florida Wate Mnagemnt District

Panel Discussion
The Greenhouse f Water Resource spmuaiomn for Florida
Sponsor Northwest orida Water Mangment District

Panel Discussion
ShkuM Elit Weers Save the Environmnt or Sa Their Brath?
spoaM st. John* River Water Managment District

Keynote Luncheon
Addre by. Al 3 t, Cohumast

Hea:SuwaenS Rver Water Maagement Ditric

Couicmuan t aInfo action Sessions
1. WlrAr M emt and Eomemik Daelopmei NWFWMD)

2. PoatiNanig Wer MAmgant as a Public Priority(SFWMAD)

3. Mmn-tade Weads: As Good as the el Thisng? (SJRAWMD)

4. Cone.mptve se Panrutt*ng: Tor for AlnoatOn war(SWWMD)

Panel Discussion
Csompiii as Pe#sisu: We Ud sIad WaterMea
Sposorw SUtFl Morlda Water Muagemmnt Distri

dorpitamty Hour.

Banquet
AddMse by: Peter Dumber, Gnml Coems Ofmi of the Governor
Host St Johs River Water Mamagemnt Ditrict


Coffee


Concunent Information Spesioens
1. M NatWAer Mw" mnt Distris: r The Cae and Feeding of an Institution (NWFWMD)

2. Tedalogial Adwano. in Manuemant: Modedat Kissimmese Ra RMesetdomn (SFWMD)

3.MGrsmpichfamstiln Systems for Wer R&avuwM Maganest (SWFWMV )

4. Considering Wer:ReguiuLon or Education? (SWFWMD)

Panel Discussion
Stormulter kuaagement Issues: Fadng the Future
Sponsor:Suwapee River Water bManaement District
Adjournment
Rewrks by: Fredl Bond, Chairman, Governing Boad, NWFWMD


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PANEL DISCUSSION
Thursday, October 27,9:15-10:30 a.m.
Auditorium, 122 Everglades

THE GREENHOUSE EFFECT: WATER RESOURCE IMPLICATIONS FOR
FLORIDA

Northwest Florida Water Management District

MODERATOR: Dr. Bernard Sliger, President, Florida State University
THE PANELISTS:
Dr. William W. Kellogg, Senior Scientist (retired), National Center for Atmospheric Research
Mr. James G. Titus, Manager, Sea Level Rise Project, Environmental Protection Agency
Dr. Kenneth D. Frederick, Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future


For several decades, there has been a persis-
tent scientific concern about increasing levels of at-
mospheric carbon dioxide that were expected to
cause a rapid rise in global air temperatures. This
warming trend, popularly referred to as the
"Greenhouse Effect," recently has been the focus of
several Congressional hearings and scientific con-
ferences. The media have devoted much time to en-
lightening the general population about the Green-
house Effect, yet scientists who are studying this
phenomenon continually meet with skepticism and
apathy concerning its long-term consequences.

What is the nature of the evidence for the Greenhouse
Effect?

Should the recent weather extremes we hae experienced be
correlated with the Greenhouse Effect?

What can we expect in Florida?

Whether as a result of theGreenhouse Effect
or not, the Earth does seem to be warming. It has
been repeatedly calculated that global temperatures
will increase between three and nine degrees Fahr-
enheit by theyear 250. If this happens, even hotter,
drier summers are on the way. It is also likely that,
asa result of the warming, melting ice caps and ther-
mally expanding salt water will cause sea levels to
rise as much as four feet by mid-century.

At what rate are sea levsexpected to rie and what are the
anticipated affects on Florida's coastlines?
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Overthe next few decades, climatic belts are
expected to shift gradually toward the poles, so that
many parts of the Earth with severe winters or with
prolonged droughts will experience milder condi-
tions. But if the predictions are right, much more of
the globewillbe hurt than helped. Thesoutheastern
United States, in general, and Florida, specifically,
are expected to get hotter and be more subject to
drought than the nation overall.

What ae theprojectedeconomicimpacts ofthe Greenhouse
Effect on Florida and its resources?

Climatic changes of the magnitude pro-
jected for the immediate future apparently have
been fairly common during human history. The dif-
ference in this instance is that the changes will be
comparatively rapid and will affect many millions of
people.

Are there any plans nationally to help reduce and alleviate
these effects?

What can Florida's water management districts do to
prepareFlorida for hotter and drier climatic conditions and
increasing sea leels?

What can we, as individuals,do to stop it or prepare for it?









PANEL DISCUSSION
Thursday, October 27, 1045-Noon
Auditorium, 122 Everglades

SHOULD EDITORIAL WRITERS SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT OR SAVE
THEIR BREATH?

St. Johns River Water Management District
MODEIRTOR: Edward R. Albanesi, Director, Public Information, SJRWMD
THE PANELISTS:
Jon East, Editorial Writer, St. Petersburg Times
William Mansfield, Editorial Page Editor, Tallahassee Democrat


Jim Napoli, Editorial Writer, Orlando Sentinel
Dave Newport, Editor, Florida Environments
Frank Sargeant, Outdoors Editor, Tampa Tribune
Florida's rapid rate of growth, coupled with
an increased awareness of how that growth may
affect our environment, has caused all of us to look
at growth and proposed growth more carefully. We
have seen a whole new generation of catchwords
and phrases come into being: we now have infra-
structure, growth management, comprehensive
plans, reclaimed water, mitigation, developments of
regional impact and a slew of acronyms and numeri-
cal references to rules and statutes that are mind-
bogging. The media, especially the print media,
have taken a very active role in environmental is-
sues. Environmentally-related topics seem to be a
favorite among editorial writers. Some observers
applaud the newspapers' involvement while others
feel the print media, while projecting an image of
even-handedness, speaks from a biased and some-
times self-serving perspective.


To what extent should newspapers become protagonists in
environmental issues? Does the current standard fall short
of or exceed the ideal? Wh qualities an editorial writer to
comment on issues that are often outside the writer's field
of expertise?


Many individuals, including those who
work for the government, are unaware of the sepa-
ration between the news and editorial departments
of a newspaper. Some people believe that news re-
porters and editors will slant stories and coverage to
better mirror their paper's editorial stance.


Isthereacausalrelationshipt weenanewspaper'seditorial
position on environmental issues and subsequent news
covemgeofthose isaes? Done sreportersgenerallyknow
what is being said on their paper's editorial pages? Ifso, do
these reporters consciously or unconsciously slant their
stories to reflect the opinions of the editorial staff?

Government in the sunshine and financial
disclosure laws provide for an open system of gov-
ernment in Florida. Most elected and appointed
officials must declare conflicts of interest when ab-
staining from a vote. Newspapers can line up on one
side or another of ah environmental issue with very
little disclosure of any kind.

Do you believe newspapers ever rely on factors other than
altruism and objectivity when supportlg or opposing an
issue related to the environment? Would yo f r mvlun-
tary disclosure for newspapers and/or eatorbti wrers?
Should editorials be signed?

Newspapers are a powerful medium for
raising the public's consci~a s in regard to envi-
ronmental issues. Without sacrificing their objectiv-
ity, newspapers can work with the various environ-
mental agencies to inform, educate and influence
behavior.

From the perspecti of the public's right to know, what is
your number one criticism of the way environmental
agenciesconductbusiness? Whatisthethingtheseagencies
do best? What advice could you give them for improving?









CONCURRENT INFORMATION SESSION
Thursday, October 27,1:30-2:45 p.m.
Room 123B St. Johns

WATER MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Northwest Florida Water Management District

MODERATOR: V -- e,/ C Y c/ e/- ,
Hon. Jerry Melvin, Past Chairman, House Committee on Tourism & Economic Development
THE SPEAKERS:
Hon. Robert Trammell, Florida House of Representatives
Dr. Bernard J. Yokel, President, Florida Audubon Society
Mr. Dennis Harmon, Bureau Chief, Economic Analysis, Florida Department of Commerce


Water is one of Florida's major economic
resources and one of the most important reasons
new residents and industries find Florida so attrac-
tive. Florida's fivewatermanagement districts thus
play a vital role in the growth of the state's economy
through the development, regulation and protec-
tionofourwaterresources. Although many parts of
thestatewitness rapid growth and economicdevel-
opment, northern Florida needs more jobs to sus-
tain its population and to upgrade the general stan-
dard of living.

Does thedevelopment communityrecognizethatourwater
resources are a major component of our state's economic
base?

How can northern Florida create morejobsand improve the
standard of living without compromising the quality and
quantity of our water resources?

How best can natural resources co-exist with economic
growth?

For many years, it has been said that the
water management districts are to assist govern-
ment officials and the public in growth management
by identifying the impacts of water and land use on
our water resources. The water management
districts have further been charged with the
responsibility of advising officials and developers
of options for reducing the adverse impacts of
economic growth on water resources and of
protecting those resources. Balancing agricultural,
industrial and residential needs for water supplies
with natural habitatsand environmental concerns is
in the best interest of the public and is thebestwater
management practice.


How can we create public awareness that good water
management practices are the basis for economic develop-
ment?

Are the existing growth management procedures
conducive to the joint goals of economic growth and water
resource management?

Are there efforts made to involve water managers prior to
the recruitment of industries to the state?

What mechanism or institution should be charged with co-
ordinating and resolving issues when development needs
and resource management objectives are incompatible?

We all tend to look at the dollar value of our
homes, bank accounts, automobiles, boats, and the
other objects with which we surround ourselves.
But we fail'to quantify the value of our natural
resources no dollar amount is placed on the
beauty of a sunset over the shimmering waters of a
lake or the pure water in the Floridan Aquifer. The
Surface Water Improvement and Managefent pro-
gram is estimated to cost one-half billion dollars in
public funds to ocean up or maintain water resources
that have been overlooked as Florida continues to
develop. Much of the need for cleanup could have
been prevented at a substantially lower cost.

Through our own ignorance, expedience, greed and self-
interests,arewe now creating substantial water resources
deficit that will have to be paid by future generations?

How much money is it worth toour economy to protect the
fish we catch and the waterweenjoy in our rivers,lakes and
streams?


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CONCURRENT INFORMATION SESSION
Thursday, October 27,1:30-2:45 p.m.
Room 110 Withlacoochee

POSITIONING WATER MANAGEMENT AS A PUBLIC PRIORITY

South Florida Water Management District

THE SPEAKERS:
Douglas Schoen, Penn & Schoen Associates
James Garner, Esquire, Vice Chairman, Governing Board, SFWMD
Cathy Anclade, Director, Office of Communications, SFWMD


The South Florida Water Management Dis-
trict recently completed a full-scale public opinion
survey to ascertain the general public's awareness
and position on water issues, its familiarity with the
South Florida Water Management District, and the
degree of public support that exists for District
missions. Theresearch study, conducted by the firm
of Penn & Schoen Associates, included a telephone
poll of 1,146 residents, eight focus groups, and
interviews with 38 community leaders and water
managers.

The study was commissioned as a precursor
to expanding the District's current efforts in the area
of public information and education. The informa-
tion elicited by the survey what people know
about water management, what they think is being
done and what they thinkshould be done will be
used as the backdrop for developing a public infor-
mation campaign to educate the public on water
issues and promote increasedattention and support
for sound water management among the general
public and decision-makers throughout the state.


The purpose of this session will be to stress
the importance of understanding the constituency's
opinions and perceptions of the water management
district and how this knowledge can be used to
shape public information programs and build popu-
lar public support for District initiatives. Members
of this discussion group will highlight their particu-
lar perspectives in this process and the goals and ob-
jectives of the upcoming public relations and
marketing campaign.









CONCURRENT INFORMATION SESSION


Thursday, October 27,1:30-2:45 p.m.
Room 107 Wakulla

MAN-MADE WETLANDS: AS GOOD AS THE REAL THING?

St. Johns River Water Management District

MODERATOR: Dr. Ed Lowe, Director, Environmental Sciences, SJRWMD
THE SPEAKERS:
Dr. G. Ronnie Best, Associate Director, Center for Wetlands, University of Florida
Mr. Stuart Bradow, Supervising Professional, SFWMD
Dr. Brandt Henningsen, Environmental Scientist, SWFWMD


Today's understanding of the significant
value of wetlands is a far cry from the way it used to
be. Decades ago it was common to regard wetlands
as little more than a nuisance. The draining and
destruction of wetlands was commonplace and a
necessary prelude to putting the land to some bene-
fical use. Little was known about the role of
wetlands in flood protection, in the enhancement
and protection of water quality and in providing
wildlife habitats. As a result, regulators today are
groping with ways to ameliorate a situation caused
by the loss of a significant portion of Florida's
wetlands.

Can today's enlightened efforts really make up for the
mistakes made in the past? Are we continuing to take
backward steps while we purport to moveforward to protect
or restore? Is technology and the solutions it provides
moving ahead faster than growth?

One tool which regulators have used in-
volves the creation of artificial wetlands. Artificial


wetlands have been constructed for the purpose of
water treatment and as mitigation for past or future
wetland destruction.

Do the functions provided by artificial wetlands compare
favorably with the functions of natural wetlands? Is there
a reasonable possibility that negative consequences occur
when we create wetlands in places where natural wetlands
never existed?

One solution proposed for water quality,
flood, and wildlife habitat problems has been the
restoration of wetlands. New methods and tech-
nologies are being explored in places like Lake
Okeechobee, Lake Apopka and the Upper St. Johns
River as well as in other areas of the state.

Do restored wetlandsgenerallyworkbetterorworsethan the
natural wetlands? What are some of the methods and tech-
nologiescurrentlybeingexplored by the water management
districts and the Center for Wetlands? Are we really
finding answers or simply testing theories?









CONCURRENT INFORMATION SESSION


Thursday, October 27,1:30-2:45 p.m.
Room 244 Myakka

CONSUMPTIVE USE PERMITTING:
THE TOOL FOR ALLOCATING WATER

Southwest Florida Water Management District

THE SPEAKERS:
Carlyn Harper, Assistant General Counsel, Legal Department, SWFWMD
Dave Moore, Director, Resource Projects Department, SWFWMD
Ken Weber, Senior Hydrologist, Resource Regulation Department, SWFWMD


As Florida continues to experience rapid
population growth, demands upon our freshwater
resources also will grow. This growth will present
a challenge to the water management districts in al-
locating water resources as traditional supplies
become more limited and as potential users begin to


compete for this limited resource. The Southwest
Florida Water Management District has initiated
major revisions to its consumptive use permitting
program to meet these challenges. The purpose and
intentof these revisions will be reviewed along with
a statewide comparison of existing rules.


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PANEL DISCUSSION
Thursday, October 27, 3:00-4:15 p.m.
Auditorium, 122 Evrglades

COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING: WHERE LAND AND WATER MEET

South Florida Water Management District

MODERATOR: Bruce Adams, Water Use Planning & Management Division, SFWMD
PRESENTER: Larry Pearson, Director, Land & Water Planning, SFWMD
THE PANELISTS:
Nancy Roen, Chairman, Governing Board, SFWMD
Philip Parsons, Landers & Parsons
Stanley Hole, P.E., Hole, Montes & Associates
Anthony Clemente, Assistant County Manager, Dade County


Major changes in the requirements for local
government comprehensive plan were made by the
Legislature in 1985. In April of 1988, local govern-
ments began tosubmit plans revised to comply with
the new law. Statewide submittalof these plans will
be spread over the next threeyears. Water manage-
ment districts are required to make recommenda-
tionstotheDepartmentofCommunity Affairscon-
cerning local compliancewiththeStatePanningAct.
Additionally, water management districts should
review the local plans to determine whether or not
district water management objectives are enhanced.

Due to the mandated statewide order of
plan review, the South Florida Water Management
District is the first District to be deeply involved in
the review of the local plans. During the South
Florida Water Management Districts review of the
Dade and Coler C ty comprehensive pla,
several issuesarose concerning the relationship be-
tween District water policy and local government
land use policy.

The purpose of the presentation and panel
discussion will be to evaluate these issues and to
determine their impact on local government, water
management districts and legislative activity.


The major issues to be addressed are:

1. Stormwater Management
-Level of Service and Concurrency
-Capital Facility Planning

2. Water Supply Planning
-Level of Service
-Water Conseration
-Welfield Protection

3. Environmentally Sensitive Land Uses
-Rural Restidenta Devdlopmnt
-Protecting the Natural Hydrology


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CONCURRENT INFORMATION SESSION
Friday, October 28, 9:15-10:30 a.m.
Room 123B St. Johns

MAINTAINING THE WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICTS:
THE CARE AND FEEDING OF AN INSTITUTION
Northwest Florida Water Management District

MODERATOR: Fred Bond, Chairman, Governing Board, NWFWMD
THE SPEAKERS:
J.W. "Bill" McCartney, Executive Director, NWFWMD
L.M. "Buddy" Blain, Attorney-at-Law


The Water Resources Act of 1972 created five
special districts with authority to plan, construct, op-
erate, evaluate and regulate almost any conceivable
water resource programorproject. Thestateelector-
ate adopted an amendment to the State constitution
in 1976, giving ad valorem taxing authority to each
district and, thus, ratifying Florida's water manage-
ment district concept. By 1977, each of the districts
had fundamental programs and technical staffs in
place and were levying some taxes.

The roles and functions of the districts
changed little until 1981. Beginning in this year, the
districts were assigned the first of many new pro-
grams and responsibilities: Save Our Rivers. In each
ensuing legislative session the districts have been
given additionalprograms of substantial magnitude,
such as the Warren S. Henderson WetlandsProtectionAct
of 1984 and, most recently, the Surface Water Improve-
ment and Management Act of 1987. Since the early
1980s, many special askforces and commissions such
as the Speakers Advisory Committee on the Future,
theEnvironmental Efficiency Study Commission, the
Florida Rivers Study Commission, the Speakers Task
Force on Water, and several more have continually
recommended new or expanded duties for the five
districts. Additionally, the Florida Department of
Environmental Regulation has delegated some of its
programs to the districts, adding substantial water
quality functions to the districts' traditional water
quantity mission.

When and how can the districts say "enough is enough," or
are we headed toward regional, comprehensive, natural
resource management agencies?

Are the many programs assigned to the districts critically


diluting the mission and effectiveness of the Institution or
is it a positive advancement?

Each Spring, someone in the Florida Senate
orHouse of Representatives proposes thenotion that
the water management districts are somewhat au-
tonomous kingdoms with big buildings, fleets of
cars, airplanes, personnel, and have appointed
boards assessing ad valorem taxes. "What we need
is greater accountability and oversight of the water
management districts," is said by at least one legisla-
tor in almost every legislative session.

Does this perceived need for greateroversight and accounta-
bility detract from the Institution of Water Management
Districts?

How can the districts improve their image in this area?


In recent years, some fundamental changes
have been made and more proposed for the institu-
tional structure of Florida's water management dis-
tricts. Changing boundaries, 11-member boards,
new programs, Sundown and Sunset, abolition of
Basin Boards, etc., have all been adopted or pro-
posed in the last few years.

Florida has the best water resource management institution
in the nation. How many changes and of what magnitude
can the Institution withstand and still retain its national
prominence?

With thepossbilityofour Governing Boards totally chang-
ing every eight years, how can we make sure that we
maintain thelnstitution of WaterManagement in Florida?


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CONCURRENT INFORMATION SESSION


Friday, October 28, 9:15-10:30 a.m.
Room 110 Withlacoochee


TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES IN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT:
MODELING KISSIMMEE RIVER RESTORATION

South Florida Water Management District

THE SPEAKERS:
Louis A. Toth, Research Environmentalist, Environmental Sciences Division, SFWMD
M. Kent Loftin, Assistant Director, Water Resources Division, SFWMD


Re-establishment of lost Kissimmee River
values is a complex, multidimensional problem. To
satisfy the array of environmental restoration de-
mands, an effective Kissimmee River restoration
strategy must be based upon an ecosystem perspec-
tive. This holistic approach can be achieved through
establishment of ecological integrity as a primary
objective of restoration efforts. Implementation of
this goal requires an understanding of the structure
and functional relationships of the pre-channeliza-
tion ecosystem and of theprimary variables that con-
tributed to ecological integrity. The overriding in-
fluence of hydrologic factors, specifically stage fluc-
tuations and flow regimes, on both the components


and determinants of ecological integrity, indicates
that basic criteria of an effective river restoration
program must focus on re-establishment of historic
hydrologic conditions. Key hydrologic criteria are
identified.

Hydrologic and hydraulic analysis tech-
niques employed have included large scale field
testing and physical and mathematical modeling.
The integration of each into the other has greatly
enhanced the understanding of alternative plans and
will provide more information upon which to base
restoration decisions. An overview of these analyti-
cal approaches is given.


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CONCURRENT INFORMATION SESSIONS


Friday, October 28, 9:15-10:30 a.m.
Room 107 Wakulla


GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
FOR WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Southwest Florida Water Management District


THE SPEAKERS:
Steven E. Dicks, Manager, Mapping and GIS Section, SWFWMD
Robert Christianson, Manager, Land Use Planning Section, SWFWMD


This presentation is divided into three sec-
tions. The first is a discussion of general Geographic
Information Systems (GIS) terminology and con-
cepts. This will be followed by a description of the
GIS database design methodology being followed


at the District and a discussion of the data to be
included in thesystem. The finalsectionwill provide
examples of current and proposed GIS applications
at the District.


Friday, October 28, 9:15-10:30 a.m.
Room 244Myakka


CONSERVING WATER: REGULATION OR EDUCATION?
Southwest Florida Water Management District

PRESENTER:
Richard Owen, Director, Planning Department, SWFWMD


Water conservation is becoming increas-
ingly important as one means to meeting the grow-
ing demands for freshwater resources in Florida. A
multitude of strategies exists for trying to achieve
conservation, including both regulatory and non-
regulatory approaches. The Southwest Florida


Water Management District water conservation pro-
gram includes a variety of elements from both spec-
trums. The District's program will be reviewed with
a special emphasis on what can be learned from our
experiences to date and the future direction of the
program.


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PANEL DISCUSSION
Friday, October 28, 10:45-Noon
Auditorium, 122 Everglades

STORMWATER MANAGEMENT ISSUES: FACING THE FUTURE

Suwannee River Water Management District

MODERATOR: Secretary Dale Twachtmann, Department of Environmental Regulation
THE PANELISTS:
J.E. Swearingen, P.E., Director, Engineering Department, City of Gainesville
John Shearer, P.E., Assistant Secretary, Department of Environmental Regulation
Frank X. Friedmann, Jr., Attorney-at-Law
Jim Gallup, Chief of Technical Support Branch, United States Environmental Protection Agency


Florida is in the forefront of watershed man-
agement. ManyperceiveFloridaas a statethatplans,
constructs, operates and maintains needed stormwa-
ter management system and provides regulations for
water quality, environmental protection, flood con-
trol and drainage. Because of tremendous growth,
however, stormwater management issues will con-
tinue to present challenges to Floridians. The panel
will address four stormwater management issues
facing Florida: providing additional systems, financ-
ing stormwater management, modifying existing
systems, and the role of regulation from the perspec-
tives of local government, regional agencies, state
government and federal government.


So that Florida can meet the challenges of managing storm-
water runoff and minimizing potential adverse impacts,
who should have the primary responsibility for planning,
constructing, operating and maintaining the systems:
developers, homeowners associations, local government,
regional agencies, state agencies, or federal government?

Are there otherentities that play a role in meeting this chal-
lenge?


Whoshould or wilpayfor thestormwater management sys-
tems?

What is the most equitable method of financing?

Can stormwater management be treated as a utility?

Many of the stormwater management systems in place
today are in desperate need of modification to meet water
quality and flood control goals, particularly in the urban
areas of Florida. In light of the answers you gave for the
general issue of providing better systems, do your answers
change for modification of existing systems?

What role should regulation ( ie, permitting, compliance
and enforcement activities) play in the management of
stormwater runoff?

If regulation is needed, who should have primary responsi-
bility for regulatory programs?


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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION


Please send me a copy of the proceedings from the 12th Annual Conference on Water
Management held October 29-30,1987.

Name:

Address:

City: State: Zip:

Telephone:( -) Representing:
Clip and mail to: Public Infonation
NWFWMD
Route 1, Box 3100
Havana, FL 2333


Please send me a copy of the proceedings from the 13th Annual Conference on Water
Management held October 27-28,1988.

Name:

Address:

City: State: Zip:

Telephone:(_) Representing:
Clip and mail to: Public Infonation
NWFWMD
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FLORIDA'S FIVE WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICTS


Northwest Florida Water Management District
Route 1, Box 3100
Havana, PL 32333
904-487-1770



SSuwannee River Water Management District
Route 3, Box 64
Live Oak, FL 32060
904-362-1001



St. Johns River Water Management District
P.O. Box 1429
Palatka, FL 32077
904-328-8321



SSouthwest Florida Water Management District
-( 2379 Broad Street
SBrooksville, FL 33512-9712
904-796-7211



.. South Florida Water Management District
SP.O. Drawer 24680
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