PLORIDA'S WATER SUPPLY:
Florida's Five Water Management Districts and
the Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Department of Environmental Protection
3900 Commonwealth Blvd.
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000
Northwest Florida Water Management District
Route 1, Box 3100
Havana, Florida 32333-9700
South Florida Water Management District
Post Office Box 24680
West Palm Beach, Florida 33416-4680
St. Johns River Water Management District
Post Office Box 1429
Palatka, Florida 32178-1429
Suwannee River Water Management District
Route 3, Box 64
Live Oak, Florida 32060-9573
Conference Host Committee
Fred Calder, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Susan Kessel, Southwest Florida Water Management District
Robert Kral, South Florida Water Management District
Peg McPherson, Suwannee River Water Management District
Patrick McSweeney, St. Johns River Water Management District
Georgann Penson, Northwest Florida Water Management District
Terry Pride, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Tammy Seale, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Sherry Severance, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Tom Swihart, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
McRae & Company, Inc., Conference Manager
Marjory Stoneman Douglas Building
3900 Commonwealth Boulevard
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000
Virginia B. Wetherell
I'd like to take this opportunity to welcome you to Tallahassee and the 20th Annual
Conference on Water Management. It's an honor for the Department of Environmental
Protection to be the host agency for this conference.
Since the first conference, almost 20 years ago, we continue to face the challenge of water
supply and demand in Florida. As water stewards, we must be able to recognize the
problems and come up with solutions to satisfy the diverse needs of this state and its
During the next two days you will have the opportunity to learn about alternative water
supplies. New technology, aquifer storage and recovery, desalination, as well as legal and
planning issues are among the topics to be addressed by a series of presentations and panels.
I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the conference speakers and panelists and
to each person involved with the conference. I hope that information provided through this
important forum will be of value to you in addressing Florida's water issues.
Virginia B. Wetherell
"Protect. Conserve and Manage Florida's Environment and Natural Resources"
Printed on recycled paper
Table of Contents
Program At-A-Glance ....................Page 5-6
Conference Center Floor Plan........ Page 7
Conference Information ..............Page 8
Conference Agenda.......................Page 9-10
Featured Speakers........................... Page 11
Speaker Roster .............................. Page 12-18
Exhibitors ....................................... Page 19
Monday, November 13
7:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m Registration Open
8:30 a.m. 8:45 a.m. Welcome--Auditorium
8:45 a.m. 9:30 a.m. Keynote Address--Finding Alternatives for Florida's
9:30 a.m. 12:00 noon
Florida Water Law, Water Supply and Water Demand: Balancing the Equation
9:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. The Framework of Florida Water Law: An Overview
of Florida's System of Water Use Regulation and
10:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
10:30 a.m. 11:15 a.m. Alternative & Environmental Water Supply: Critical Legal
11:15 a.m. 12:00 noon Alternative & Environmental Water Supply: Critical
12:00 noon 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m. Dessert in the Exhibit Hall
2:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m.
Alternative Water Supplies: Advances in Technology and Implementation
2:00 p.m. -2:15 p.m.
2:15 p.m. 2:45 p.m.
2:45 p.m. 3:15 p.m.
3:15 p.m. 3:45 p.m.
3:45 p.m. 4:15 p.m.
4:15 p.m. -4:45 p.m.
4:45 p.m. 5:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m. -10:00 p.m.
Reuse and Reclaimed Water
Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR), Projects: Peace
River Options; Tampa Resource Recovery; Manatee
ASR; Proposed Project for Sustainable South Florida
Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
NWSI Cooperative Funding/Grants Legislation
Wrap Up and Questions
Bar-b-que at Maclay Gardens
Tuesday, November 14
7:00 a.m. 4:00 p.r
8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.r
9:00 a.m. 10:15 a.m.
10:00 a.m. 10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m. 12:00 noon
12:00 noon -1:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. -2:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. -4:15 p.m.
n. Registration Open
n. Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
9:00 a.m. 12:00 noon
Integrating Land and Water Management
"What We Wanted--What We Got"
Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
"What We Would Like To Have"
Dessert in the Exhibit Hall
Water Supply Alternatives for People and Nature
The 20th Annual Conference on Water Management is sponsored by
Florida's five water management districts and
the Department of Environmental Protection
FLORIDA'S WATER SUPPLY:
Conference Center Floor Plan
-06- 1 7
107 116 117
Restroom E 118.
Auditorium Exhibit Hall Dining Room
Name Badges should be worn to all conference events. They
will be your admission to all non-ticketed events and
Tickets will be required at the door for the two lunches and the
continental breakfast in the Exhibit Hall on Tuesday morning.
Tickets will also be required for entrance to Maclay Gardens
and the Monday night bar-b-que. If you would like to bring
guests to an event, please purchase extra tickets at the
conference registration desk.
After a day indoors, enjoy the outdoors at the Conference
mixer and bar-b-que dthner planned for Monday evening at
S Maclay Gardens State Park. The dinner will be ihld at the
Park's pavilion adjacent to Lake Hall. Hay wagons will
transport guests up the hill to the Maclay home and gardens
for tours that evening. A string band will be on hand to play
your favorite bluegrass and country tunes while you relax in a
casual atmosphere and enjoy north Florida bar-b-que. A map
to Maclay Gardens is in your registration packet. It is
recommended that you share rides as parking may be limited.
Wear comfortable clothes and be prepared to enjoy yourself!
Exhibits will be present in the exhibit hall, Conference Center
Room 123, beginning with the Monday morning break.
Dessert will be served in the exhibit hall following lunch both
days and all coffee breaks will be held in the hall. A separate
exhibitor brochure with information on the exhibitors and.their
displays is in your registration packet. You are invited to visit
with the exhibitors and use this time to learn more about their
role in water management.
All Conference Sessions will be held in the auditorium,
Conference Center Room 122; lunch will be served in the
Dining Hall, Conference Room 121.
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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13
8:30-8:45 a. Welcome--Virginia B. Wetherell, Secretary, FDEP; Honorable
Buddy McKay, Lt. Governor of Florida--Auditorium
8:45-9:30 a. Keynote Address--Finding Alternatives for Florida's Water
Supply Honorable Peter Rudy Wallace, Speaker of the House,
Florida House of Representatives
9:30 a.m. 12:00 noon
Florida Water Law. Water Supply and Water Demand: Balancina the Eauation
30-10:00 a. The Framework of Florida Water Law: An Overview of
Florida's System of Water Use Regulation and Management--
Bram D.E. Canter, Pennington & Haben
1:00-10:30 a. Refreshment Break--Exhibit Hall
):30-11:15 a. Alternative and Environmental Water Supply: Critical Legal
Issues: Moderator: John Fumero, SFWMD; Panelists: Douglas
P. Manson, Carey, O'Malley, Whitaker and Lins; Philip S.
Parsons, Landers and Parsons; David Guest, Sierra Club Legal
Defense Fund; Wayne Flowers, SJRWMD--Auditorium
:15-12:00 n. Alternative and Environmental Water Supply: Critical
Planning Issues: Moderator Richard Hamann, Center for
Governmental Responsibility, UF Law School; Panelists: Allan
Milledge, Milledge, Iden & Held; Tony Clemente, Dade County
DERM; Charles Siemon, Siemon, Larson & Marsh
!:00-1:30 p. Lunch--Speaker: Honorable Philip D. Lewis, Chair, WMD
Review Commission-Dining Hall
30-2:00 p. Dessert--Exhibit Hall
2:00-p.m. 5:00 p.m.
Alternative Water Supplies: Advances in Technoloav and Implementation
2:00-2:15 p. Overview--Moderator: Mark Farrell, SWFWMD-Auditorium
2:15-2:45 p. Reuse and Reclaimed Water, David York, FDEP
2:45-3:15 p. Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR), David Pyne, CH2M Hill,
Projects: Peace River Options; Tampa Resource Recovery;
Manatee ASR; Proposed Project for Sustainable South Florida
3:15-3:45 p. Refreshment Break--Exhibit Hall
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Desalination, Mark Farrell, SWFWMD and Richard Drew,
NWSI Cooperative FundinglGrants Legislation, Bruce Wirth,
Wrap Up and Questions, Mark Farrell,
Conference Mixer and Bar-b-que--Maclay Gardens
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14
Continental Breakfast--Exhibit Hall
9:00 a.m. 12:00 noon
Integrating Land and Water Management
"What We Wanted-What We Got"--Moderator Jerry
Scarborough, SRWMD; Panelists: Roy Rogers, Arvida/JMB
Partners; Frank "Sonny" Williamson, Jr., Williamson Cattle
Company; David Powell, Hopping, Boyd, Greens and Sams,
P.A.; Clay Henderson, Florida Audubon Society--Auditorium
Refreshment Break--Exhibit Hall
"What We Would Like To Have"--Five Panelists From Earlier
Session; Added Panelists: Richard Pettigrew, Sustainable South
Florida; Commissioner Gary Yordon, Leon County Board of
County Commissioners; Ted Wilkins, Levy County-Auditorium
Lunch--Speakers: Honorable John C. Rayson, Florida House of
Representatives, Chair, House Select Committee on Water Policy;
Honorable Jack Latvala, Florida Senate, Chair, Senate Select
Committee for Water Policy-Dining Hall
1:30-2:00 p. Dessert--Exhibit Hall
2:00-4:00 p. Water Supply Alternatives for People and Nature
Moderator: Allan Milledge, Milledge, Iden and Held; Panelists:
Hal Wilkening, SJRWMD; Terry Pride, FDEP; Honorable John
Laurent, House Select Committee on Water Policy, WMD Review
Commission; Peter G. Hubbell, SWFWMD; Douglas E. Barr,
NWFWMD Sonny Vergara, Peace River-Manasota Basin Water
Supply Authority; Theresa Woody, Sierra Club; Commissioner
Patricia Novy, Hernando County Commission; Pick Talley,
Pinellas County Utilities--Auditorium
4:00-4:15 p. Closing--Henry Dean, Executive Director, SJRWMD, Next Year's
Representative Peter Rudy Wallace, Speaker, Florida House
of Representatives. Mr. Wallace was first elected to the
Florida House of Representatives in 1982 and has been
concerned with environmental issues affecting the State of
Florida throughout his public service. He represents St.
Petersburg, District 52, an area of Florida with severe water
Supply challenges. Because of his work in the Legislature, he
Shas been recognized by the Sierra Club with its 1992
Leadership Award and, again in 1992, by the 1000 Friends of
Florida with its Bill Sadowski Award. Mr. Wallace received his J.D. from Harvard
Philip D. Lewis, Chairman, Water Management District
Review Commission. Prior to his current position, Mr. Lewis
served in the Florida Senate for ten years (1970-1980) and
was its President during 1979 and 1980. He was also
appointed chairman of the Governor's Disaster Planning and
Response Review Committee by Governor Chiles, shortly
after Hurricane Andrew devastated South Florida. In
addition to his current position, Mr. Lewis also serves as
Vice-chairman of the Florida Commission on Education
Reform and Accountability and is the owner-broker of Philip D. Lewis Real Estate.
Representative John C. Rayson, Florida House of
Representatives. Mr. Rayson was elected to the House in
1990 and currently serves as Chairman for the Select
Committee on Water Policy. He has also received several
legislative appointments including the Governor's Commission
for a Sustainable South Florida, Florida Advisory Council of
Environmental Education, Human Resource Development
Commission, Delegate for the National Conference of State
SLegislatures for Science, Technology and the Environment.
Representative Rayson earned a B.A. in History from the University of Rochester
and a J.D. from Case Western Reserve University.
S Senator Jack Latvala, The Florida Senate. Senator Latvala
is chairman of the Select Committee for Water Policy and
Vice-Chairman of the Executive Business, Ethics and
Elections Committee. He also serves as a member of the
Education, Natural Resources, Transportation, Ways and
Means (Subcommittee D, Criminal Justice), and Joint
Technology Resources senate committees. He has resided
in Florida since 1962 and received a B.A. degree from
Douglas E. Barr, Executive Director, Northwest Florida Water Management
S District. Mr Barr has been employed by the Northwest Florida Water Management
District since 1977 and has served as project manager or project director on
numerous water resource investigations in northwest Florida. He currently serves
as the State of Florida representative on both the Technical Coordination
Committee for the tri-state comprehensive water resources study of the
Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin and the FloridalAlabama Interstate
Water Resources Coordination Council for the Perdido Bay and RiverSasin Mr .
Barr received a B.S. degree in Geology from Bradley University, and a M.S. from
Texas Christian University with a specialty in Water Resources .
Bram D. E. Canter, Attorney, Pennington & Haben. Mr. Canter has practiced .
exclusively in the area of environmental law, specializing in water law for eighteen
years. Prior to his association with Pennington & Haben, Mr. Canter served as
Director of the Water Law Center at the University of Florida College of Law and as
Assistant General Counsel at the Department of Environmental Regulation. In his
current position in private law, he is Special Environmental Counsel for the West
Coast Regional Water Supply Authority Mr. Canter received a B.A. in Political
S Science from the University of South Florida, a Master of Laws degree from the
S University of Florida and a Master of Laws degree In Environmental Law from
George Washington University.
Anthony J. "Tony" Clemente, Director, Miami-Dade Water and Sewer
Department. As director, Mr. Clemente's duties include updating the water and
sewer system and insuring that adequate capacity exists as Dade County prepares
to enter the 21st Century In 1973, Clemente began his career with Metro-Dade
S County in the Department of Environmental Resource Management (DERM) He
has also served as the County representative to FEMA and the United States Army
during the emergency response phase after Hurricane Andrew. Currently, Mr.
Clemente serves on the Board of Directors for the Biscayne Bay/Dade Marine
Institute. He is a graduate of the University of Florida with a degree in Engineering.
Mr Clemente also received a Master of Science degree in Engineering from the
; University of Southern Califomia and a Master of Business Administration from the
S University of Miami.
Henry Dean, Executive Director, St Johns River Water Management District. Mr
SDean has been the Executive Director at the St. Johns River Water Management
i District for ten years. His tenure has encompassed numerous water management
S projects such as, the Upper Basin Project at the headwater of the St. Johns River,
the Lake Apopka restoration project and the Wekiva River buffer zone rulb. Prior to
his current position, Mr. Dean served as General Counsel to the Florida
Department of Natural Resources and was also acting Director of the Division of
State Lands. He is a graduate of the Florida State University Law School.
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Richard D. Drew, Chief, Bureau of Water Facility Planning and Regulation,
Department of Environmental Protection Mr. Drew started with the Department of
Environmental Regulation in 1976 and has continued with the state agency, except
for a four-year tour of duty with the U,. Fish & Wildlife Service. Mr. Drew has
participated in several agency programrincluding 208 Water Management
Planning, WQBEL Modeling, Watershed and Lake Restoration, Stormwater,
NPDES 401 Certification, RCiA, Underground Storage Tank Regulation, and
Wastewater Regulation. He received a MS. in Environmental Engineering
Sciences from the University of Florida.
Mark D. Farrell, P.E, Assistant Executive Director, Southwest Florida Water
Management District. Mr. Farrell has served in his current position with the District
for the past five years. He has twenty yeas of experience in many areas of water
management and pollution control irrbotb the private and public sectors. Mr.
Farrell has been very instrumental in the regulation and planning for water supply in
- southwest Florida. He has been activqy.leading an effort to address the economic
and environmental concerns with desilinatios processes. For the past three years,
Mr. Farrell has served as the Chairman of the Etectric Power Research Institute
Desalination and Reuse Committee: He has a Bachelor's Degree in Civil
Engineering and a Master's Degree in both Environmental Engineering and
Wayne E. Flowers, General Counsel, St. Johns River Water Management District
Mr. Flowers joined the water management district in 1986 after having worked for
three years as an Assistant State Attorney and eight years in private practice in
Jacksonville. Currently, his practice includes litigation and rule development
related to the District's environmental permitting programs. Mr Flowers received
his B.A and J.D., both with honors, from the University of Florida.
SJohn J. Fumero, Managing Attorney, South Florida Water Management District
Mr. Fumero is responsible for providing and managing legal support for the agency
in the areas of environmental permitting, compliance, rulemaking, and resource
planning. He is a member of the Executive Council of the Environmental and Land
Use Law Section of the Florida Bar. Mr Fumero received his B.A in Economics
from the University of Miami and his J.D from the University of Miami School of
David Guest, Managing Attorney, Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund Florida
Regional office. SCLDF is a non-profit, public interest environmental law firm
which represents citizens' groups and environmental organizations in all areas of
environmental Jitigation. Mr. Guest has litigated cases seeking to protect the Peace
River, the (northern) Withlacoochee River, Jumping Gully Creek, Lake Hatchineha,
/the Kissimmee River, Fisheating Creek, the Everglades and many other lakes in
Florida. Mr. Guest received a Bachelors of Science Degree with Honors from
\ Florida-State University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Chicago
Richard Hamann, Associate in Law, University of Florida College of Law, Center
i for Governmental Responsibility. Currently, Mr. Hamann conducts research on
environmental law and policy and teaches courses in environmental and water law.
He is the author of Chapter 10, Consumotive Water Use Permmttin in FLORIDA "
ENVIRONMENTAL AND LAND USE LAW, The Florida Bar; Chapter 18, Legal
Issues in Water Resoures.anagement, in Fernald and Patton, WATER
RESOURCES ATLAS OF FLORIDA (1984); and the co-author, with Tom
Ankersen, of Water Wetlands and Wildlife: The Coming Crisis in Consumptive Use,
67 FLA. BAR J. 41-46 (1993).
Clay Henderson, President, Florida Audubon Society. Pnror to his selection as
President. he served on the Board of Directors of the Florida Audubon Society,
Save the Manatee Club, Florida Conservation Foundation and Florida Trust for
Historic Preservation. In 1992, Mr Henderson also completed a six year term as an
at-large member of the Volusia County Council where he served as chairman In
1989 He is noted for his work with environmental issues, including being the
founder of Volusia County's environmental department and its Endangered Lands
Acquisition Program, serving on the original coordinating group for Preservation
2000 and being appointed to the Florida Communities Trust by Governor Chiles.
SPeter G. Hubbell, Executive Director, Southwest Florida Water Management
District Mr. Hubbell began his career at the District in 1978 as a hydrologist and
Held several positions at the District before taking over as Executive Director in
1988. Prior to his association with the District, Mr. Hubbell worked as a hydrologist
in Washington D.C., for Dames & Moore. From 1974 to 1975, he worked for the
SBureau of Land Management as a watershed hydrologist in Albuquerque, New
S Mexico and in Redding, California. Mr. Hubbell received a Bachelor of Science
;i degree in Hydrology and Water Resources Management from the University of
Representative John Laurent, Florida House of Representatives. Representative
Laurent is Vice-chair of the Select Committee for Water Policy and also serves on
the Agriculture and Consumer Services, Finance & Taxation, and Natural
Resources committees. He has also served as Assistant State Attorney and has
been in private practice for over twenty years. Representative Laurent received a
: B.S. degree in Economics from the University of Florida and a Juris Doctor degree
from the University of Florida Law School.
Douglas Manson, Esquire, Carey, O'Malley, Whitaker & Manson, P.A. Mr
Manson's current law practice involves litigation and counseling in water related
environmental law, including water use and surface water permitting, sovereignty
submerged land and ordinary high water line issues, water and soil contamination
remediation and regulatory compliance and enforcement issues. He is on the
Board of Directors of the Florida Section of the American Water Resource
Association and President of the Water Management Association. A native of
Florida, Mr. Manson received his undergraduate and law studies from Florida State
Allan Milledge, Attorney, MiHedge, Iden & Held. Mr. Milledge is the former
Chairman of the South Florida Water Management District. For the past four
years, he has been involved with pollution of the Everglades by farming, restoration
of the Kissimmee River, studying the decline of Florida Bay, acquiring the Frog
Pond and Taylor Sough, and replumbing the Central and Southern Flood Central
Project. Mr. Milledge was also Chairman of the original ELMS Committee which
created the guidelines and standard for the DRi process and drafted the original
Local Government Comprehensive Planning Act. He was consultant to Dade
County for the creation of its first modem era comprehensive plan adopted in 1975
For ten years, he was general counsel to the South Florida Regional Planning
Council and in 1994, he served on Governor Chiles' Land and Water Task Force.
Mr. Milledge is a graduate of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received his law
degree from Harvard with honors.
Commissioner Patricia Novy, Hemando County Commission. A native Floridian,
Ms. Novy fervently promotes the protection of Hernando County's and Central
Florida's water supply, flora and fauna. Hea efforts in enacting comprehensive
planning at local and regional levels reflect her dedication to the principals of
environmental sustainability. In addition to Ms. Novy's current position as county
commissioner, she also serves on the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council
-- Philip S. Parsons, Attorney, Landers & Parsons, P.A. Mr. Parsons practices in the
areas of Environmental, Land Use and Administrative Law. He has also served as
counsel to the Florida House of Representatives and was appointed to the
Speakers Task Force on Water Issues, 1983-1984. Mr. Parsons has appeared
before the Water Management Districts and the Legislature representing
agricultural, development and local government interests. He received a B.A from
Trinity College and a LL B. from Harvard University.
Richard A. Pettigrew, Attorney, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. Mr. Pettigrew currently
manages the environmental law practice in its Miami office handling cases such as
Superfund and hazardous water matters, permitting, environmental due diligence,
environmental insurance litigation, petroleum products, eminent domain, medical
waste, property developments with regional impacts, marina sitings, and
submerged lands leasing. He served as a member of the Florida House and
Senate for eleven years, during which time he served as Speaker of the Florida
House from 1970-1972 In March 1994, Mr. Pettigrew was appointed chair of the
Governor's Commission for A Sustainable South Florida to help coordinate
Everglades restoration activities, sustainable agriculture, and urban water supply
and rehabilitation issues.
David L. Powell, Attorney, Hopping, Green, Sams & Smith, P.A. Mr Powell
practices in the area of land use, growth management, facility siting and
administrative law. From 1992-1993, he served as Executive Director of the third
Environmental Land Management Study (ELMS III) Committee and in 1993-1994.
" 7. Mr Powell served on the Govemor's Task Force on Land Use and Water Planning.
He currently serves on the Intergovernmental Coordination Element (ICE) Technical
Committee of the Florida Department of Community Affairs. Mr. Powell received a
Bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Austin and his Master's degree
from Columbia University.
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S Terry Pride, Director of the Office of Water Policy, Florida Department of
SEnvironmental Protection. Prior to Ms. Pride joining the Department of
Environmental Regulation in 1992, she worked for the Florida House Committee on
I. ;. 'Natural Resources for six years. Ms..,P"ide has worked as a Special Projects
Coordinator for the Secretary, as q legislative (i"paln, an- irr the Office of Water
Policy for the Florida Department of Er4viroWIienta Protbaion. Ms, Pride received
a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Carson-Neialnn.Cofteg and.e Master's
degree in Special Education from East Tennessee State University .
R. David G. Pyne, Director of Groundwater Systems, CH2M HMi Mr.,Pyne's
S project management responsibilities have included the areas of groundWater
hydrology, surface-water hydrology, water quality, hazardous wastes; water supply
and wastewater system planning, stormwater management, environmental studies,
and aquifer recharge. He has over 24 years of experience working with water
resource issues in Florida, including many with the Southwest Florida Water
SManagement District area. He has pioneered development of the Aquifer Storage
Recovery (ASR) Technology, from the first project in Manatee county which was
funded by Southwest Florida Water Management District in 1979-1983, to current
operation at 20 locations around the country. Mr. Pyne received a B.S. in Civil
Engineering from Duke University and a M.S. in Environmental Engineering (Water
Resources) from the University of Florida.
Roy Rogers, Senior Vice President of Government Relations and Planning for the
South Florida Division, Arvida/JMB Partners. Mr Rogers major responsibilities are
to direct the planning and implementation of Weston, a multi-use residential
development in southwestern Broward County He has been active in The Nature
Conservancy and the Florida Audubon Society, where he served as Vice-Chairman
for four years. Mr. Rogers was also appointed to the Flonda Communities Trust
and the Governor's Commission for a Sustainable South Flonda He is a graduate
of the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland.
Jerry A. Scarborough, Executive Director, Suwannee River Water Management
District. Pnor to Mr Scarborough's appointment to Executive Director, he was
involved in water resource management issues. He served on the District's Surface
Water Improvement and Management advisory committee and as a member of the
Suwannee River Resource Planning and Management Committee. Mr.
Scarborough received a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of
S Charles L. Siemon, Siemon, Larsen & Marsh Mr Siemon is a planning law
consultant providing professional services to public and private sector clients in
regard to land use planning, environmental planning, open space prqservatioo,
downtown revitalization, new community development and growth management.
He has extensive experience in state and federal trial and appellate courts in.
litigation involving the taking issue, civil rights, impact fees, environmental impacts,
comprehensive planning, zoning, condemnation of open space, wetlands
preservation, beach access, annexation, state and local roles in land use decision-
making and money damages as a remedy from land use decisions. Mr. Siemon is
currently an adjunct professor at the Northwesten University College of Law.
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Pick Talley, Director, Pinellas County Utilities. Mr. Talley formerly served as
County Commissioner and as Director of the Division of Public Utilities and Safety
for Hillsborough County. He also held the position of Director of the Pinellas
County Water System. He has developed various water, solid waste, and land use
permits and zoning applications and has a working knowledge in groundwater
hydrology and water resource management Mr. Taltey received a Bachelor's
degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master's degree in Business Administration,
both from the University of Florida.
EmiHo D. "Sonny" Vergara, Executive Director, Peace River/Manasota Regional
Water Supply Authority. Mr. Vergara has been involved in public water supply and
water management in the state of Florida since 1972. He has served as
Department Director for the Southwest Florida Water Management District, Special
Assistant to the Secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection,
Executive Director of the St. Johns River Water Management District, and has
owned his own planning and engineering firm. Mr. Vergara received a Bachelor's
degree in Communications from California State University.
Virginia B. Wetherell, Secretary, Florida Department of Environmental Protectron.
Ms. Wetherell joined the Department of Natural Resources in 1988, when she was
named Deputy Assistant Executive Director of Marine Resources. She later served
as Deputy Assistant Executive Director of Land Resources, and was responsible for
policy development and coordination of the divisions of Recreation and Parks,
State Lands and Resource Management, and for the Office of Land Use Planning
and Biological Services. Previously, Secretary Wetherell served as Executive
Director of the Florida Department of Natural Resources. She also served in the
Florida Legislature from 1982-1988 where she was deputy majonty leader 1984-
1986, and from 1986-1988 she served as chair of the International Trade and
Economic Development Committee. Ms. Wetherell also served on the
i )Appropriations, Natural Resources, Commerce, Transportation, Community Affairs,
Health and Rehabilitative Services, Ethics, and Election and Growth Management
/committees. She received a B.A. in Psychology and Biological Services from
Auburn University and a M.S. in Counseling from Jacksonville State University.
S --.. Harold A. Wilkening, III, P.E., Assistant Director, Department pf Resource
Management, St. Johns River Water Management District. Mr. Wikening's primary
responsibility is for the oversight and management of the Department's mission of
water supply planning and water use permitting, including management of the
District's Minimum Flows and Levels Project. He has over 13 years of professional
experience with the Water Management District in water resources and
environmental engineering, management, and regulation. Mr. Wilkening received a
B:S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Delaware and a M.S. in Civil
- / Engineering from the University of Maryland.
Ted Wilkins, County Administrator, Levy County Mr. Wilkins has advised county
and local governments during most of his 20 years as an attorney. He is currently
in his fourth year as Levy County's Administrator. Mr. Wilkins is an attorney with K
membership in the state bars of Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Florida.
A FrankW, "Sonny" Wifiiamson, Jr., Vice-Chairman of the South Florida Water
S VManagement District Governing Board Mr. Williamson is the founding Chairman
and a member of the Agriculture Advisory Committee for the South Florida Water
Management District Since 1960, he has worked to develop family businesses,
Williamson Cattle Company and Okeechobee Groves Company. Mr Williamson
served on the Kissimmee River Resource Management and Planning Commission :.
in i85.86.1 He received a B.S in Agriculture from the University of Florida.
Bruce C. Wirth, P.E., Director, Resource Projects Department, Southwest Florida
Water Management District Mr. Wirth's responsibilities Include directing
S investigations of water resource availability, new water source development,
stormwater management plans, cooperative funding program, agricultural
conservation projects, and environmental assessments. He Wts formerly the
Director of Enforcement and Director of Permitting for the Resource Regulation
Department of the District Mr. Wirth has been with the Water Management District
for 15 years. He received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of South
S Florida. : .
Theresa Woody, Florida Sierra Club. Ms. Woody has served as the Sierra Club's
representative to the Everglades Coalition since 1987 and has been active with the
Everglades restoration. She currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Everglades
Coalition. Ms. Woody also serves as the Sierra Club's Southeast Field
Representative, working with members in the five Gulf Coast states on a variety of
conservation issues, with an emphasis on wetland protection.
Commissioner Gary Yordon, County Commissioner. Leon County Commission.
Mr Yordon has served on the county commission since 1986 and was Chairman
from 1989-1990 He has also served as a member of the Apalachee Regional
Planning Council, and was Chairman of the Metropolitan Planning Organization in
1993-94. Currently, Mr. Yordon'is the Chairman of the Tourist Development
Council He received a degree in Mass Communication/Political Science from
Florida State University.
SDavid W. York, Ph.D, P.E., Reuse Coordinator, Florida Department of
Environmental Protection. Prior to joining the Department of Environmental
Regulation, Dr. York was active in environmental planning, environmental
assessment, water quality analysis, and systems analysis for the consulting
engineering firms of Havens and Emerson, Envirodyne Engineers, and CRS Group
Engineers. He has been with the Department of EnvironmenPal Protection for over
fifteen years. Dr. York received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Case Western'
Reserve University, a M.S. in Sanitary Engineering from the University of
Tennessee, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Systems Engineering from Clemson
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Campbell Scientific, Inc.
C.C. Lynch & Associates, Inc.
Florida Water Management Districts
Hartman & Associates, Inc.
Hazen and Sawyer, P.C.
Leggette, Brashears & Graham, Inc.
Missimer International, Inc.
Ogden Yorkshire Water Company
Paver Systems, Inc.
The Environmental Careers Organization
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