Title: Managing Florida's Water: Meeting the Challenge of the Future - Fourteenth Annual Conference on Water Management in Florida - October 26-27, 1989
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Title: Managing Florida's Water: Meeting the Challenge of the Future - Fourteenth Annual Conference on Water Management in Florida - October 26-27, 1989
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Abstract: NWFWMD - Collections - Managing Florida's Water: Meeting the Challenge of the Future - Fourteenth Annual Conference on Water Management in Florida - October 26-27, 1989
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ing Florida's Water:

Meeting the
Challenge of
the Future

14th Annual Conference
on Water Management
in Florida
October 26 and 27, 1989
Florida State Conference Center
Tallahassee, Florida

Department of Environmental Regulation
3000 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, Florida 32306

Northwest Florida Water Management District
Route 1, Box 3100
Havana, FL 32333

Suwannee River Water Management District
Route 3, Box 64
Live Oak, FL 32060

St Johns River Water Management District
P.O. Box 1429
Palatka, FL 32178

Southwest Florida Water Management District
2379 Broad Street
Brooksville, FL 34609-6899

South Florida Water Management District
P.O. Drawer 24680
West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680

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14th Annual Conference

on Water Management in


October 26 and 27, 1989
Tallahassee, Florida
As the 21st century approaches, Florida faces critical questions regarding water management
How will we, Florida's water managers, fulfill our mission?
What steps will we take in the next decade to ensure an adequate supply of high quality waterfor all users?
This conference will focus on the issues, alternatives and solutions for Florida's water management future.

Conference Format
Participation is a key ingredient in the format for this year's conference. Professional facilitator Lois Knowles will use
Nominal Group Technique (NGT) to focus on the most important water management issues of the coming decade.

is a non-threatening process which encourages participants to think and work through problems together;
provides attendees with meaningful participation;
makes use of the wealth of ideas, experiences and skills of community members; and
gives participants the opportunity to plan together for the future.

Lois Knowles
Lois Knowles is a recognized leader in training and education. She has been
designing, developing, and delivering programs since 1978. Ms. Knowles spent four
years working with the Seafarers International Union and Maryland's Charles County
Community College creating and instructing various courses. In 1982, she spent six
months teaching in Osaka, Japan.
Following this international experience, Ms. Knowles moved to Tallahassee,
Florida, and began working with Florida State University's Center for Professional
Development and Public Service. She also formed her own company, QTE Quality
in Training and Education. She has written a wide range of practical material and
speaks frequently on training-related topics. She was invited back for the second
year to deliver the "Encore Presentation" for the Florida Department of Administra-
tion's recent Human Resource Development Conference. Her presentation "Making
Technical Presentations Interesting" again received outstanding evaluations.
Ms. Knowles' clients have included various state agencies (including the Florida Department of Education and the
Florida Department of Community Affairs), many local governments, as well as numerous private industry and service or-
ganizations. She coordinated and assisted in the development of a statewide Shelter Management Training Program. For
more than three years, she has conducted many workshops preparing hundreds of participants from all over Florida to be
shelter leaders during disasters. Ms. Knowles has also played a major role in the Department of Revenue's Certification
Program for county tax collectors and their employees. She coordinates and instructs two of the week-long certification
Ms. Knowles has been the Program Facilitator directing the use of the nominal group technique for many conferences
and programs around the state. Most recently, she served as program facilitator for the International Conference on
Technology and Career Development, the Quality of Life in Tallahassee Series, and the Junior League of Tallahassee.


8:00 a.m. Upper Level REGISTRATION

8:30 a.m. Auditorium CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST


9:15 a.m. "If you ask me.. ."

Dr. Warren Viessman, University of Florida Moderator
Anthony J. Clemente
Assistant County Manager, Dade County
Wesley B. Crum
Chief of Wetlands and Coastal Programs, Environmental Protection Agency
Dale Twachtmann
Secretary, Department of Environmental Regulation
Florida is one of the fastest growing states in the nation with all the accompanying
stresses. How should management of water resources and the environment be balanced
with other needs of society such as roads and landfills, etc.? How can Florida generate
adequate funds to handle growth-related water management issues?
Local governments have a direct influence on water resources through land-use decisions.
How much oversight should state and regional authorities have over local land-use decisions
that affect water resources? What are the appropriate roles of state, regional and local gov-
ernments in water resource management? Where do these roles overlap? Where are the
dividing lines?
In the future Florida may face year-round water shortages and water wars. Are year-round
restrictions needed to try to offset the problem now? Compared to the rest of the country,
how effective are Florida's water management techniques?
What, in your opinion, is the greatest challenge facing water managers as we approach the
year 2000?

10:30 a.m. Fireside Lounge BREAK (Sponsored by Woolpert GIS)

10:45 a.m. See Back Cover Nominal Group Technique Session I

Noon Dining Room LUNCHEON
Speaker Carl Hiaasen, columnist and author

Carl Hiaasen, 36, was born and raised in South Florida. He at-
tended Emory University and the University of Florida, where he
received a bachelor's degree in journalism in 1974. He joined
The Miami Herald in 1976 as a general assignment reporter and, later,
wrote for the paper's Sunday magazine. He spent six years as part of
The Herald's Investigations team, which won numerous national jour-
nalism awards, including the Sigma Delta Chi Distinguished Service
Award, the Investigative Reporters and Editors Grand Prize, the
Heywood Broun Memorial Award and the American Bar Association's
Silver Gavel Award. Hiaasen worked on investigative projects that
exposed dangerous doctors in Florida, land corruption in the Florida Keys, and drug
smuggling and corruption in the Bahamas and Key West.

Hiaasen currently writes a regular column for the Herald's metropolitan news page.
He is also the author of several novels, including (with William D. Montalbano) Powder
Burn, Trap Line, and A Death in China. Hiaasen's most recent novels, all set in Florida, are
Tourist Season, Double Whammy and Skin Tight. These three works most accurately reflect
the author's diseased view of humanity, particularly tourists, land developers, crooked
politicians and people who cheat in fishing tournaments.
His wife Connie is, unfortunately, a law student. They have been married 19 years and
have one son, Scott.

1:30 p.m. Auditorium Coming Attractions A Legislative Preview

John Koeing, Florida Trend Magazine Moderator
Amy Baker, Legislative Coordinator
Senator Tom McPherson
Representative Charles R. Smith
The state of Florida continues to create and delegate programs for management by the
regional water management districts. In recent years, significant natural resource legislation
has been passed namely, the SWIM program to restore and preserve water bodies, and
stormwater management. What is the fate of these programs? How can we ensure the
success of these programs?
The water management districts have spent the past two years gearing up for sundown
procedures that have been delayed. What should happen in 1990 concerning sundown?
What willhappen in 1990?
Because there is no dollar amount placed on the quality of life scenic lakes and streams
and pure water in Florida's aquifers it is difficult to promote protection instead of
hindsight review and cleanup. What additional legislation is necessary to protect Florida's
quality of life? What additional measures are required to accomplish existing legislative man-
dates? Is it possible for water resource management and growth management to have
complementary goals?

2:30 p.m. Fireside Lounge BREAK

2:45 p.m. See Back Cover Nominal Group Technique Session II

4:15 p.m. EXHIBITS
6:00 p.m. Fireside Lounge SOCIAL HOUR
7:00 p.m. Dining Room BANQUET
Speaker The Honorable Bob Martinez, Governor of Florida

As Florida's 40th Governor, Bob Martinez quickly established a
strong record of achievement in office. In January 1987, Governor
Martinez inherited a state facing growing problems, but one filled with
great promise. Governor Martinez applies the value of prevention and
the ability to do more with existing resources to tackle the state's
problems and to ensure its promising future.
He is achieving his pledge to replace runaway bureauracy with a
framework for fiscal responsibility; to maintain the state's steady eco-
nomic growth; and to address long-neglected areas such as prison
construction, the urban environment and the needs of at-risk children.


During his first three legislative sessions, Governor Martinez has begun to realistically
address the problems associated with Florida's greatest challenge its rapid growth. He
implemented programs to ensure the quality of Florida's sensitive water supply and natural
resources, and has focused attention on Florida's urban environment.
He established the Governor's Task Force on Urban Growth Patterns to recommend
ways to prevent urban sprawl and the social, economic and environmental problems it
creates. He pushed for passage of his programs to address urban pollution problems like
solid waste, stormwater run-off, and water and air pollution.
Governor Martinez is committed to protecting Florida's natural resources, which are the
basis of our economy and our hope for the future. He steadfastly opposes oil drilling and
exploration off the southwest coast of Florida, including the Florida Keys. The Wekiva River
Task Force he established has resulted in measures to save the river from destructive Central
Florida development. He successfully advocated the inclusion of Sarasota Bay and Tampa
Bay in the National Estuary Program, has advocated expansion of Everglades National Park,
initiated the state's first Environmental Education program and created the Commission on
the Future of Florida's Environment.
He has received honorary Doctorate degrees from five Florida colleges and universities,
including the University of Tampa, his alma mater.
By blending a strong conservative philosophy on such issues as criminal justice, tougher
sentencing and fiscal management with a deep compassion for Florida's children and a
commitment to its environment, Governor Martinez has demonstrated strong leadership that
is needed to direct one of the fastest-growing and most dynamic states in the nation today.


8:00 a.m. Auditorium CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

9:00 a.m. Auditorum Enronmental Education Who Needs it?

Curt Balr, Environmental Consultant Moderator
Representative Evertt Kelly
Dr. Judith Breugeman, Environmental Education Coordinator, Department of Education
Dwaine Raynor, Office of Environmental Affairs, Governor's Office
SEducation is recognized as the most effective way to increase awareness of environmental
-problems and cooperation toward solving these problems. With the formation of the
Advisory Counld on Environmental Education and the Interagency Coordination Committee
on Environmental Education, water management dtricts and other state agencies are being
involved in educating not only school-age dddren bu the general public as well. Would
this heavy involvement be better left to professional educators with the districts providing
technical guidance?
How would you rate Florida for the job it's doing with environmental education? Do we
need major educational campaigns from the water management districts? Where will funding
for future environmental education programs come from?

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Results from NWFWMD's WaterWays program indicate that our children are grasping
sound environmental concepts, but they have little opportunity to influence decision makers
or practice these concepts. How can environmental education programs go beyond the
classroom to let adult audiences know that every individual's behavior can affect the
environment? What is the most effective way to change the behavior of this harder-to-reach
audience? How will the thousands of new residents who move to Florida each year become
environmentally educated and whose job is it?

10.00 a.m. Fireside Lounge BREAK

10:15 a.m. See Back Cover Nominal Group Technique Session III

10:45 a.m. Fireside Lounge BREAK

11:00 a..m. Auditorium A Consensus for the Future

Lois Knowles Moderator
Henry Dean, Executive Director
St. Johns River Water Management District
Walt Dover, Executive Director
Northwest Florida Water Management District
Peter G. Hubbell, Executive Director
Southwest Florida Water Management District
Jerry Scarborough, Executive Director
Suwannee River Water Management District
John Shearer, Assistant Secretary
Department of Environmental Regulation
John R. Wodraska, Executive Director
South Florida Water Management District

How should water management evolve in the next decade to protect Florida's water
quality and ensure an adequate supply for the future? The closing panel will react, com-
ment and discuss the priorities set during the NGT sessions. Conference participants will
then be able to ask questions and comment on the panelists' opinions.


12:30 p.m.

NGT Session Room Assignments:f

Group Thursday
Oct. 26
1 110
2 110
3 123B
4 123B
5 244
6 244
7 107
8 116
9 117
10 118
11 239
12 Auditorium
13 Auditorium
14 Auditorium
15 Auditorium
16 Auditorium
17 Auditorium
18 Dining Room Deck*
19 Dining Room Deck*
20 Dining Room Deck*

Oct. 27
Dining Room Deck*

*In case of inclement weather, move to auditorium.




ABC Research Corporation
Ayres Associates
Breedlove, Dennis & Associates
Bromuell & Carrier, Inc.
Dames & Moore
Ecology & Environment, Inc.

Geonex Corporation
Geraghty & Miller, Inc.
HDR Engineering, Inc.
Savannah Laboratories & Environmental Services, Inc.
Woolpert Geographic Information Services

Banquet centerpieces donated by Imperial Nurseries of Quincy, a member of the Florida Nurserymen and Growers Association

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