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Title: Twenty-fourth Annual Conference on Water Management - Oct. 27-29, 1999 at World Golf Village Renaissance Resort, St. Augustine, Fla.
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Language: English
Publisher: Florida's Five Water Management Districts and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection
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Abstract: SFWMD collections - Twenty-fourth Annual Conference on Water Management
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Table of Contents


Welcome to the Conference ..................... page 2

Program at-a-Glance ......................... page 3

Conference Information ....................... page 4

Conference Agenda ...........................page 5-9

Meeting Room Locations ....................... page 10

Exhibitor List ............................... page 11

Speaker Roster .............................. page 12-25




























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Welcome to the

1999 Annual Conference

on Water Management


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Welcome to the 24th Annual Conference on Water Management!
This conference will highlight issues regarding the future of Florida's
water resources as we approach the rum of the century.
There will be sessions on what is ahead in the Legislarure. what is
being done to ensure sale. adequate and affordable sources of dnnking
water and how agencies are coordinating efforts to create a common
vision for Florida's future on water-related issues.
The annual conference serves as a forum to provide everyone
concerned about water management in Flonda with a bener
understanding of the direction we are headed
We hope each of you enjoy the outstanding programs we have put
\together this year and benefit from the information available during
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Program at-a-Glance

Wednesday, Oct. 27
6 7:30 p.m. Ballroom D (Erhibit Hall)
Welcome reception

Thursday, Oct. 28
7:30 8:30 a.m. Ballroom D (Exhibit Hall)
Continental breakfast
8:30 10 a.m. Ballroom C .
Welcome/general session/keynote address
10 10:30 a.m. Ballroom D (Exhibit Hall)
Refreshment break
10:30 a.m. 12 p.m. Ballroom E
Breakout session I "Exploring Effective Restoration Efforts"
10:30 a.m. 12 p.m. Ballroom C
Breakout session 0 "From Planning to Implementation: Permitting -
The Partnership Plan"
S12 1:30 p.m. Ballrooms A and B
Luncheon, keynote address
1:30 3 p.m. Ballroom E
Breakout session [II "Information Technology Beyond 2000"
1:30 3 p.m. Ballroom C
Breakout session IV "Watershed Management: Does Florida Have the
Right Stuff?"
3 3:30 p.m. Ballroom D (Exhibit Hall)
Refreshment break
3:30 5 p.m. Ballroom E
Breakout session V "Water Supply Planning: Opening the Doors of
Opportunity"
--3:30 5 p.m. Ballroom C
Breakout session VI "Federal Issues: Partnering to Protect .
Florida's Water Resources"
-- Evening on own

SFriday, Oct. 29
-' 7:30 8:30 a.m. Ballroom D (Exhibit Hall)
Continental breakfast
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,. 8 0 a General session "Secretaries' Panel: A Shared Vision for Florida's Future" :
10 10:30 a.m. Ballroom D (Exhibit Hall]
Refreshment break
., -. 10:30 a.m. 12 p.m. Ballroom C
General session "Land Preservation and More: The New Florida Forever"
12 1:30 p.m. Ballrooms A and B
11 .Luncheon, keynote address



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Conference Information

You will receive an event pass in your registration material listing the
catered events for which you have registered. Your event pass will be
required for the Wednesday night reception, the continental
breakfasts in the Exhibit Hall, and at the door for the Thursday and
Friday luncheons. Name badges should be worn to all conference
events. Your badge is your admission to all non-ticketed conference
sessions.


The Exhibit Hall will be set up in Ballroom D throughout the
conference, beginning on Wednesday evening with a Welcome
Reception from 6 to 7:30 p.m. A separate Exhibitor Directory is in
your registration material with information on each exhibitor and the
products/services they offer. All refreshment breaks will be in the
S.Exhibit Hall as will the continental breakfasts on Thursday and
Friday. We invite you to visit with the exhibitors to learn more about
their role in water management and related resource issues.

Conference general sessions will be in Ballroom C. The breakout
sessions will be in Ballrooms C and E. Thursday's and Friday's
luncheons will be in Ballrooms A and B.






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Conference Agenda


Wednesday, Oct. 27


3 6 p.m.
Registration open and exhibit set up


6 7:30 p.m. Ballroom D (Exhibit Hall)
Welcome reception
Visit with your peers and with exhibitors. A cash bar is available
along with a variety of hot and cold hors d'oeuvres.


Evening on own


Thursday, Oct. 28

7 a.m. 4:30 p.m.
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7:30 8:30 a.m. Ballroom D (Exhibit Hall)
Continental breakfast with exhibitors

8:30 9:15 a.m. Ballroom C
Welcome/general session
Henry Dean, executive director. SJRWMD
Mayor John A. Delaney. city of Jacksonville

9:15 10 a.m. Ballroom C
Keynote address
The Honorable John Thrasher, speaker of the
Representatives

10 10:30 a.m. Ballroom D (Exhibit Hall)
Refreshment break


Florida House of


10:30 a.m. 12 p.m. Ballroom E
Breakout session I "Exploring Effective Restoration Efforts"
Representatives from the five water management districts will
examine some significant restoration efforts by exploring
commonalities and partners in funding, implementation and

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permitting. A brief overview of each restoration project will be given
followed by a discussion of the process that has made them possible.

Moderator: Peter G. Hubbell. Water Resource Associates (former
executive director of SWFWMD)
Panelists: Martin Smithson. SJRWMD Indian River Lagoon
Tom Teets, SFWMD Everglades Restudy
Dan Tonsmeire, NWFWMD Tates Hell Swamp
Kirk Webster, SRWMD Alligator Lake
Bruce C. Wirth, P.E., SWFWMD Tampa Bay

10:30 a.m. 12 p.m. Ballroom C
S* Breakout session II "From Planning to Implementation:
Permitting The Partnership Plan"
Once the agreement is signed and the ink is dry, what happens next?
The intent of the agreement faces the reality of implementation.
Projects need to be permitted, the public needs to be informed about
the agreement and "buy into" the plan and public officials need to
feel confident that the plan proposes real solutions for water supply
: problems. This session will explore how these goals are being met and
i: discuss the progress made to date in the implementation of The
Partnership Plan.

/ Moderator: Gene A. Heath, P.E., SWFWMD
Panelists: John W. Heuer, SWFWMD
Henry R. Lue, P.E., Tampa Bay Water

12 1:30 p.m. Ballrooms A and B
Luncheon, keynote address
Secretary David B. Struhs, Florida Department of Environmental
Protection (FDEP)

1:30 3 p.m. Ballroom E
Breakout session III "Information Technology Beyond 2000"
SThis session will examine technology into the next millennium.
Discussion will focus on conducting business over the Internet,
Geographic Information Systems in the future, data for decision
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Panelists: Charles L. Gausche, Ph.D., SWFWMD
William B. Hall. CDP. SFWMD
Donald W. AcEu'en, SJRWMD
Linda L. Nelson. Florida Department of Management Services

1:30 3 p.m. Ballroom C
Breakout session IV "Watershed Management: Does Florida Have
the Right Stuff?"
This session will examine the differing perspectives of watershed
management while focusing on defining a common vision that meets
Florida's needs. Actions that can make this common vision a reality
will be explored.

Moderator: Janet Lleiwellyn. FDEP
Panelists: Maay Jane Angelo. SJRWMD
Daniel AM. Blood, AICP. Hillsborough County
Craig Dye. SWFWMD
Darvll E. Joyner. FDEP
Roberta Haley Sarage, Association of State and
Interstate Water Pollution Control Administrators

3 3:30 p.m. Ballroom D (Exhibit Hall)
Refreshment break

3:30 5 p.m. Ballroom E
Breakout session V
"Water Supply Planning: Opening the Doors of Opportunity"
The focus of this session will be to discuss the status and proposed
implementation of the statutorily mandated statewide water supply
planning effort. This will be a panel discussion comprised of
representatives from the five water management districts and FDEP.

Moderator: David L. Moore. SWFWMD
Panelists: Kathleen Coates. SWFWMD
Darid Fisk, SRWMD
Janet Llewellyn. FDEP
Tyier Macmillan. NWFWMD
Dean Pouell. SFWMD
Barbara Vergara. P.G.. SJRWMD


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3:30 5 p.m. Ballroom C
Breakout session VI "Federal Issues: Partnering to Protect
Florida's Water Resources"
Representatives from different federal agencies will be discussing their
programs and the opportunities for partnerships with state and local
governments and other entities. Current federal issues that could
effect the future of water management in Florida will also be
discussed.

Moderator: Carol A. Senne, SJRWMD
Panelists: Richard E. Bonner, P.E., U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
T. Niles Glasgow, USDA, Natural Resources
Conservation Service
Robert AM. Hirsch, U.S. Geological Survey
Robert H. Wayland Il. U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency


Evening on own

Friday, Oct. 29

7 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
Registration open


7:30 8:30 a.m. Ballroom D (Exhibit Hall)
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General session "Secretaries' Panel: A Shared Vision for
Florida's Future"
This session will focus on how state agencies are coordinating their
efforts to create a shared vision for Florida's future regarding issues,
such as water supply, infrastructure, water resource protection and
growth management.

Moderator: J. Allison DeFoor II, Executive Office of the Governor
Panelists: Allan L. Egbert, Ph.D., executive director, Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Ken Morefield, assistant secretary for Transportation
Policy, Florida Department of Transportation

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James Robinson, assistant secretary, Florida Department
of Community Affairs
David B. Struhs, secretary, FDEP

10 10:30 a.m. Ballroom D (Exhibit Hall)
Refreshment break

10:30 a.m. 12 p.m. Ballroom C
General session "Land Preservation and More: The New
Florida Forever"
Key provisions of the Florida Forever Act and how it will impact
Florida's water resources will be discussed by those instrumental in
passing this legislation.

Moderator: Henry Dean. SJRWMD
Panelists: J.D. Alexander, Florida House of Representatives
Paula Dockery, Florida House of Representatives
Jack Larrala, Florida State Senate
John Laurent, Florida State Senate
Florida Forever Advisory Council Representative

12 1:30 p.m. Ballrooms A and B
Luncheon, keynote address
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Conference Exhibitors


AMJ Equipment Corporation
Aquarius Systems
Aquatic Eco-Systems Inc.
BCI Engineers & Scientists Inc.
Carry Manufacturing Inc.
Comanco Environmental Corp.
Environmental Consulting & Technology Inc.
ETI Environmental Professionals Inc.
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Florida Specifier
Florida's water management districts
Florida Wetlandsbank
George F. Young Inc.
Jones, Edmunds & Associates Inc.
Moffatt & Nichol Engineers
PBS&J
Peace River/Manasota RWSA
R.H. Moore & Associates Inc.
Sarasota County
South Florida Water Management District
State of Florida, Department of Management Services
Stone & Webster Engineering Corp.
Tampa Bay Water
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
URS Greiner Woodward Clyde
Water & Air Research Inc.
Water Management Institute Inc.


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Speaker Roster

Rep. J.D. Alexander, Florida House of Representatives. Alexander
serves as the chair of the House Freshman Republican Caucus and the
House Water and Resource Management Committee. He also serves on
the Resource and Land Management Council, the Joint Committee on
Everglades Oversight, and the Select Committee on Transforming
Florida Schools and Education Appropriations. Alexander sponsored
several bills that passed the 1999 legislative session, including the
creation of the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and
the Florida Watershed Restoration Act.

Mary Jane Angelo, senior assistant general counsel, St. Johns River
Water Management District (SJRWMD). Before joining the District,
Angelo was an attorney with the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) in Washington, D.C., where she worked on a wide
variety of environmental law matters, including water and wetlands,
endangered species, pesticides, hazardous waste and biotechnology.
She has published papers on a variety of environmental law topics
and is an adjunct professor at the University of Florida College of
Law. Currently, her practice focuses on water and wetlands law.
Angelo received a bachelor's degree in biology from Rutgers
University and a master's degree in entomology and a juris
doctor's degree from the University of Florida.

| Daniel M. Blood, AICP, planning manager for Ecosystems Planning,
SHillsborough County Planning and Growth Management Department.
-- Blood serves as the county's planner for green infrastructure and
strategic land and water management planning. He is currently
working with the Southwest Florida Water Management District to
complete Linking Land and Water Management strategies for each
watershed in the county. Blood has 23 years experience in both
-- / regional- and community-based planning projects with high
emphasis on citizen involvement in the planning process.

Richard E. Bonner, deputy district engineer for Project Management,
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). Bonner serves as the principal
advisor to the district commander concerning the development and
management of the military, preconstruction engineering and design,


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operations and maintenance, flood control and coastal emergency.
He also serves as chairman of the Project Review Board, reviewing
ongoing projects and resolving scheduling, budgeting and project
performance issues. He has been in his current position since 1989
after serving six years as assistant chief of the Planning Division
and has been employed with USACE for 30 years. Bonner received
a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Auburn University
and a master's degree in public administration from Georgia State
University. He is a registered professional engineer in Georgia
and Alabama.


John Ellis "Jeb" Bush, governor of Florida. Serving since January
1999 as Florida's 43rd governor, Bush has championed many causes,
including the Florida Forever program. He previously served as
Florida's Secretary of Commerce under Gov. Bob Martinez. He has
also established the Foundation of Florida's Future, a not-for-profit
organization that works to impact public policy at the grassroots level.
Bush has volunteered his time to assist the Miami Children's Hospital,
the United Way of Dade County and the Dade County Homeless Trust.

Kathleen Coates, manager. Water Resource Projects Section.
S ---- Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD). Currently,
her areas of responsibility include water supply planning and water
resource development. Coates is a member of the American Water
Resources Association and the National Ground Water Association.
She received a master's degree in environmental engineering from the
University of Florida and is also a registered professional engineer.

Henry Dean, executive director. SJRWMD. Dean has been the
: executive director at the District since May 1984. During his tenure,
Many important water management projects have been initiated,
iV : including the Upper St. Johns River Basin Project, the Lower St. Johns
River Basin Initiative and the designation of the Indian River Lagoon
in the National Estuary Program. He previously served as the general
counsel of the Florida Department of Natural Resources. Dean is a
member of the Interstate Council on Water Policy, American Water
Resources Association and the Florida A&M University Center for
Water Quality Advisory Council. He is a graduate of the Florida State
University law school.


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J. Allison DeFoor, I, policy coordinator, Environment, Community
and Economic Development Policy Unit, Office of Planning and
Budgeting, Executive Office of the Governor. DeFoor's unit provides
planning, policy and budgetary analysis and recommendations to the
governor for several departments, including Environmental Protection,
Agriculture, Community Affairs and Transportation. This unit also
represents the governor on environmental and economic development
boards and commissions. DeFoor is a faculty member of the University
of Miami Law School. He formerly served on the board of the Florida
Historical Society, Florida Audubon Society, South Florida Center
for Theological Studies and South Florida Jail Ministries. He has
Also served as director of The Florida Bar, Florida Historical Society
and Florida Chamber Foundation. DeFoor was the Republican Party
nominee for lieutenant governor of Florida in 1990. He served as the
Monroe County Sheriff and as a judge in the Florida Keys. He received
his law degree from Stetson University, a master's in criminology from
the University of South Florida, a doctor of sacred theology degree
from the South Florida Center for Theological Studies.

John A. Delaney, mayor, city of Jacksonville. Delaney was first
elected in 1995 and is currently serving his second term. He was
instrumental in having the St. Johns River designated as an American
Heritage River by President Clinton. In January 1999, he announced a
V ; major growth management and land conservation program called The
r Preservation Project. Through this program, Delaney hopes to preserve
S10 percent of the remaining developable land in Jacksonville for
SI conservation and passive recreation. The project also includes plans to
upgrade more than 100 local parks and enhance public access to the
\ St. Johns River. Prior to his service as mayor, Delaney was the general
: counsel for the city of Jacksonville and chief of staff to former
Jacksonville Mayor Ed Austin. He also served 10 years as a prosecutor
in the State Attorney's Office of Florida's Fourth Judicial Circuit.
Delaney received his undergraduate and law degrees from the
T University of Florida.

Rep. Paula Dockery, Florida House of Representatives. Dockery
serves as majority whip, the chair of the Environmental Protection
Committee and the vice chair for the Corrections Committee. She
is also a member of the General Appropriations Committee, Joint


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Legislative Auditing Commitee, Insurance Committee, and the
Resource and Land Management Council. Recently. Dockery was
appointed by the Speaker of the House to serve on the Florida Forever
Advisory Council. Dockery is a member of many organizations,
including the Polk County Republican Executive Committee, the
Lakeland Downtown Kiwanis Club. the Winter Haven Hospital
Pediatric Committee, the Polk County Education Foundation. and the
Combee Elementary Advisory Committee. She is also a graduate of the
Leadership Lakeland and Leadership Central Florida programs. Several
organizations have awarded Dockery with numerous awards, a few of
which include the 1999 Legislator of the Year, 1999 Top 40 Legislator.
and 1999 Public Service Award. Dockery received a bachelor's degree
in political science and a master's degree in mass communications,
both from the University of Florida.

Craig Dye, manager, Environmental Section. SWFWMD. Prior to
joining the District in 1987. Dye spent 14 years with the Florida
Department of Environmental Regulation. During his professional
career, he has participated in a large number of limnological and
water resource investigations throughout Florida. Currently. Dye and
his staff are responsible for implementing the District's Comprehensive
Watershed Management Program. Dye received a bachelor's degree in
biology from Florida Southern College and a master's degree in
zoology from the University of South Florida.

Dr. Allan L. Egbert, executive director. Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission. Prior to his association with
the Commission, Egbert worked with the Alaska Department of Fish
and Game as a regional game biologist. Since joining the Commission
in 1977, he has served as regional wildlife supervisor in Lakeland,
chief of the Bureau of Wildlife Resources in Tallahassee. and as
assistant director of the Division of Wildlife. Egbert is a member
of the International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies'
Executive Committee, and has served as president of the Southeastern
Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. He received a bachelor's
degree in zoology and botany from Northeast Missouri State
University, a master's degree in wildlife biology from Iowa
State University and a doctorate in wildlife ecology from Utah
State University.


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David W. Fisk, assistant executive director, Suwannee River
Water Management District (SRWMD). Fisk. starting as a geologist.
has been with the District since 1975. His responsibilities have been
the management and administration of technical and regulatory staff
conducting groundwater and surface water research and monitoring
projects as well as regulatory programs. Fisk has also worked on the
development and implementation of a comprehensive Environmental
Resources Permit program, agricultural and forestry surface water
management, water use permitting and underground injection
control permitting regulation, and water well construction
permitting regulations. He has been involved in establishing the
District's land acquisition and management programs, ambient
groundwater monitoring program, SWIM program, establishment
of minimum flows and levels, and ecosystem management activities.
Currently, Fisk's position includes broad managerial, personnel,
budget, legislative and local government coordination responsibilities.
He received a bachelor's degree in geology from the University of
Florida and is also a professional geologist registered in Florida.

Charles L. Gausche, Ph.D., technical support manager. Information
Resources Department, SWFWMD. His responsibilities include system
administration, system programming, database management, security.
and long-range planning. Prior to joining the District. Gausche was
a U.S. Air Force officer with both technical and management
assignments in system planning, database management, computer
performance evaluation, resource management, and computer
operations. Gausche received his doctorate degree in management
Science from St. Louis University in 1981.

T. Niles Glasgow, state conservationist, U.S. Department of Agriculture,
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Glasgow has been
/ employed with NRCS for 30 years in several positions, including soil
conservationist, economist and deputy state conservationist. He has
served as Florida's state conservationist since 1989. He is a member of
the Soil and Water Conservation Society and National Association of
Conservation Districts. Glasgow is a professional certified soil erosion
and control specialist. He received a bachelor's degree in agricultural
economics from Mississippi State University and conducted graduate
work in public administration at the University of Colorado.


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William B. Hall, CDP, Information Systems Planning director
and the director of Computer Management, South Florida Water
Management District (SFWMD). Prior to Hall's current position.
which he has held for the past 15 years, he owned and operated three .
computer stores. He also worked at the District for eight years as an
operating systems programmer before going to the private sector.
Hall received a bachelor's degree in computer systems from Florida
Atlantic University.

Gene A. Heath, P.E., assistant executive director, SWFWMD. Heath's
experience includes senior management responsibilities in both the
public and private sector. He served as general manager of the West
Coast Regional Water Supply Authority for 12 years and has held
various positions with Pennsylvania Enterprises Inc., a privately held
utility. Prior to joining the District. Heath was president and principal
engineer of HSW Engineering inc. He received a bachelor's degree in
biology from Butler University, a master's degree in public health
from the University of North Carolina and a master's degree in
business administration from Wilkes University.

John W. Heuer, deputy executive director of Resource Regulation,
SWFWMD. Heuer began his career with the District 21 years ago as
a planner. He has held the position of hydrologist, manager of Well
Construction and Enforcement, and director of Tampa Regulation.
Heuer is a professional geologist and received a bachelor's degree
in geology from the University of Florida.

Robert M. Hirsch, chief hydrologist. Water Resources Division. U.S.
Geological Survey (USGS). Hirsch began his career with the USGS in
1976 as a hydrologist conducting and directing research leading to
methods for analysis of the risk of water supply shortages, water
quality trends, transport of pollutants in rivers and flood frequency.
He was instrumental in the design and implementation of programs.
including the National Water Quality Assessment Program and the
Watershed Modeling Systems Program. Hirsch received his bachelor's
degree in geology from Earlham College, a master's degree in geology
from the University of Washington and a doctorate degree in
geography and environmental engineering from Johns Hopkins
University. He received the Department of Interior's Distinguished


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Service Award and was elected a fellow of the American Association
for the Advancement of Science.

Peter G. Hubbell, principal, Water Resource Associates Inc. Hubbell is
a co-founder of this private consulting firm, which focuses on water
resource engineering, environmental planning and alternative dispute
resolution of environmental issues. He was formerly the executive
director of SWFWMD for over eight years and worked at the agency
for 19 years. Hubbell has served on various organizations, such as
Florida's Bluebelt Commission on Aquifer Recharge, the International
Water Resource Network's Policy Council, the Florida Conflict
Resolution Consortium Board and was a member of a National
Research Council Committee on Valuing the Nation's Groundwater
Supplies. He was the 1997 national recipient of the American Water
Resources Association's William C. Ackermann Medal for Excellence
in Water Management.

Daryll E. Joyner, program administrator, Watershed Management
Program, Division of Water Resource Management, FDEP. Joyner has
been with the department for more than 14 years and has extensive
experience in water quality issues. Currently, his responsibilities
involve meshing the functions of several sections into a broader
S- watershed management approach that will provide the framework for
i development of Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for impaired
waters and for conducting source water assessments. Joyner received a
bachelor's degree in zoology from the University of North Carolina
- -and a master's degree in oceanography from Florida State University.

\ Sen. Jack Latvala, the Florida Senate. Latvala is majority leader for
the Florida Senate. He is also chair of the Select Committee on
Apportionment and Redistricting and is vice chair of the Regulated
Industries Committee. He serves as a member of the Natural Resources,
/ Budget, Gubernatorial Appointments and Confirmations, Health,
Aging and Long-Term Care, Rules and Calendar Senate committees.
He has been instrumental in passing bills, including a comprehensive
water bill setting Florida's policy on water management and supply
and the Brownfields Redevelopment Act to promote the cleanup and
use of abandoned environmentally damaged land. He is the founding
president of North Pinellas Republican Club and is a member of the


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Pinellas County Republican Executive Committee, Florida
Conservation Association and the Pinellas Education Foundation.
Larvala has resided in Florida since 1962 and received a bachelor's
degree from Stetson University.

Sen. John Laurent, the Florida Senate. Laurent is chair of the Budget
SSubcommittee on Public Safety and Judiciary and the vice chair of
the Judiciary Committee. He also serves on the Natural Resources
and Transportation committees. He served as a member of the Florida
House of Representatives for eight years before being elected to the
Florida Senate in 1998. Laurent has previously served as an assistant
state attorney and has been in private law practice for more than 20
years. He is a member of several organizations, including The Florida
Bar. The Nature Conservancy, Florida Conservation Association and
Citrus Mutual. Laurent received a bachelor's degree in economics
from the University of Florida and a juris doctorate degree from
the University of Florida law school.

Janet Llewellyn, director. Office of Water Policy, FDEP. Llewellyn has
R Ibeen with the department for more than 15 years and was previously
the assistant director of the Division of Environmental Resource
Permitting, overseeing programs involving Environmental Resource
and Dredge and Fill permitting, approval of uses of state-owned
sovereign submerged lands, coastal permitting, mine reclamation
S--' and aquatic plant management. She received a bachelor's degree in
.. biology from the University of Nebraska and a master's degree in
biological oceanography from Oregon State University.

S g Henry R. Lue. P.E.. strategic planning manager, Tampa Bay Water.
Lue has 15 years experience in environmental and water resources
fields. In his current position, he provides management for the
S, : planning and implementation of water supply facilities. Lue
.-/. received a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering and is
Also a professional engineer.

Tyler L. Macmillan, AICP, director, Resource Planning Section.
SNorthwest Florida Water Management District (NWFWMD). Macmillan
has held several positions with the District since 1989, including
: assistant water resource planner and associate water resource planner.


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In his current position as director of the Resource Planning Section, he a
is responsible for coordination of planning functions for the agency,
including reviews of local comprehensive plans and developments of
regional impact, districtwide water management plan, water supply
planning and specific area plans. Macmillan also assists with
administration of the districtwide Surface Water Improvement and
Management (SWIM) program, including the program to restore and
preserve Lake Jackson. Macmillan received a bachelor's degree in
sociology and a master's degree in planning from Florida State
University.

Donald W. McEwen, chief inforniation officer and director,
SDepartment of Information Resources, SJRWMD. Prior to his current
position, McEwen served 15 years as a strategic planning consultant
in information technology. He has been involved with information
technology since 1966 in education, the private sector and
government.

David L. Moore, deputy executive director, Water Resource
Management and Development Division, SWFWMD. Moore joined the
District in 1984 as a hydrologist and has held positions as a project
manager, manager and director. Currently, he is responsible for
overseeing the Resource Data Resource Projects, Land Resources and
/ Operations departments. Moore has represented the District by serving
on several technical review boards, a few of which include the Florida
Groundwater Association, USGS, and the Sarasota and Tampa Bay
--- National Estuary Programs. Moore received a master's degree in
S -geology from the University of South Florida and recently completed
a graduate certified program in public administration at the University
of Florida. He is also a registered professional geologist.

Ken Morefield, assistant secretary for Transportation Policy, Florida
Department of Transportation. Morefield's office is responsible for
design, construction, maintenance, planning, public transportation
Sand motor carrier compliance. He has been employed with the
department for 27 years and has formerly served as District Two
secretary, state highway engineer and state roadway design engineer.
Morefield is a former member of the American Association of State
Highway and Transportation Officials and the Jacksonville


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Transportation Authority Board. He received a bachelor's degree in
civil engineering from the University of Florida and is a registered
professional engineer in Florida. He is also a member of the National
Society of Professional Engineers and the Florida Engineering Society.

Linda L. Nelson, chief information officer (CIO). Florida Department
of Management Services: director, Division of Information
Technology. As CIO. Nelson is responsible for ensuring that the
technology initiatives undertaken by the agency meet the vision
and objectives established by Florida's State Technology Council.
As division director, she is responsible for managing a cost recovery
operation: overseeing statewide information delivery systems.
including hardware, software and data center facilities, applications
development, and customer service; and managing and engineering
systems for the state telecommunications network, including
designing radio systems for state, county and other political
subdivisions. She is responsible for the overall direction of the
initiatives of the Division and the implementation of advanced
telecommunications services for state and other political subdivisions,
including school, library and rural healthcare users. This includes, but
is not limited to, voice, data, video, wireless, public safety and radio
communications as well as mainframe, client/server. Internet and
open systems.

Dean Powell, deputy director. Planning Department. SFWMD. Before
joining the District, Powell worked in several program areas at the
Department of Environmental Regulation. He has served the District -
'" for the past 10 years, during which time he has worked on all of the
"I District's regional water supply planning efforts. Powell received a
/ I bachelor's degree in biology from Virginia Tech and a master's degree
U. ,' in oceanography from Old Dominion University.

James Robinson, assistant secretary, Florida Department of
,/: Community Affairs. Robinson was appointed to his current position in
:" May 1999. He joined the department in February 1999 serving as the
general counsel. Prior to this, Robinson served as senior attorney with
'. the Southwest Florida Water Management District for six years. He
:-w' '' as engaged in private practice in Pinellas County from 1984 to 1993.
SRobinson graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Maine at


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Orono and received his law degree from the University of Maine
School of Law in Portland.

Roberta H. Savage, executive director and secretary, Association
of State and Interstate Water Pollution Control Administrators.
As the Association's principle liaison with Congress, the National
Governor's Association, federal and local governments, as well as
environmental and industrial organizations, Savage has been
extensively involved in the past four congressional reauthorizations
of the Clean Water Act. This experience gives her special insights
into the state water quality programs. Prior to her current position,
Savage worked for the EPA, the League of Women Voters Education
Fund, the National Association of Manufacturers, and the Association
of Metropolitan Sewerage Agencies. She attended the University of
Utah and Harvard University.

Carol Ann Senne, deputy executive director for governmental affairs,
SJRWMD. Senne joined the District in 1993 and is responsible for
overseeing federal and state legislative issues relating to water
management. Prior to this, she served four years as a Brevard County
commissioner and four years as the Sebastian Inlet Tax District
commissioner. Senne received an associate's degree in science from
Northeastern University and a bachelor's degree in civil engineering
from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She also attended
/ Harvard University.

SMartin S. Smithson, director, Indian River Lagoon Program Office,
/ I SJRWMD. Prior to his association with the District, Smithson worked
Sfor 10 years as an environmental scientist for private industry and
consulting. He has been involved with managing Indian River Lagoon
restoration projects for more than 10 years. Smithson did his
undergraduate and graduate studies in biological and fisheries
sciences at East Tennessee State University.

the FDEP by Gov. Bush in January 1999. Prior to this appointment,
he served as the commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of
Environmental Protection for four years, working with business
interests and environmental advocates to streamline the permitting


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process. He began his environmental career in 1986 as executive
assistant to the EPA's Region I administrator. In 1989. Struhs was
named chief of staff to the Council on Environmental Quality by
President George Bush. He graduated from Indiana University with a
bachelor's degree in journalism and political science and a certificate
of African studies. He holds a master's degree in public administration
from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.

Tom Teets, Central and Southern Florida (C&SF) Comprehensive
Review Study project manager. SFWMD. Teets has served the District
on regional water resource planning issues for the last 10 years. He
is the project manager for the C&SF Comprehensive Review Study
Project (Restudy) and is also responsible for interacting with the
stakeholders and interest groups that have been actively engaged
in the public participation efforts for the Restudy. Teets received a
bachelor's degree from Indiana University and a master's degree from
the University of Florida. He is a member of the American Planning
Association and also received certification from the American Institute
of Certified Planners in 1994.

Rep. John Thrasher, speaker, Florida House of Representatives. A
member of the Florida House since 1992. Thrasher served as speaker
of the House for the 1999 session. He began his political career in
1986 by serving as vice chairman and then chairman of the Clay
County School Board. Previously, he was in private law practice in
Daytona Beach and Tallahassee for several years before returning
to Jacksonville to serve as general counsel of the Florida Medical
Association for 20 years. Thrasher has a bachelor's degree in business
from Florida State University and a law degree with honors from
the Florida State University College of Law.

Dan Tonsmeire, associate water resource planner. NWFWMD.
Tonsmeire has been with the District for 10 years. As SWIM program
coordinator for the Apalachicola River and Bay, he has developed and
participated in several projects, including the development of inshore
breakwater to replace existing shoreline stabilization methods.
coordination with local, state and federal agencies and private
interests on issues associated with LISACE navigation channel
maintenance activities on the Apalachicola River and Bay, and the


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development of the East Bay Basin/Tates Hell Swamp restoration
project. Tonsmeire received a bachelor's degree in civil engineering
from Auburn University, and holds a Florida real estate license and
a U.S. Coast Guard master's license for 100-ton vessels in near
coastal waters.

Barbara A. Vergara, P.G., director, Division of Water Supply
Management, SJRWMD. Vergara has been with the District for
the past 14 years. She has 26 years of experience in water use
management and is a registered professional geologist in Florida.
Vergara is a graduate of the University of South Florida with
majors in geology and geography.

Robert H. Wayland H, director, Office of Wetlands, Oceans and
Watersheds, EPA. Wayland joined EPA in 1974 where he has served in
a variety of capacities, including special assistant to the administrator
S -and deputy assistant administrator for Policy, Planning and
Evaluation. He has held his current position since 1991. His office
v is responsible for providing policy and technical support to EPA
regions and states in watershed management, water quality
monitoring and assessment, and the implementation of the National
Estuary Program and the Ocean Dumping program. Wayland played
a key role in developing the administration's 1993 Wetlands Plan
and the Clean Water Action Plan announced in 1998. He has been
awarded the EPA Gold Medal for Exceptional Service and the
Presidential Rank of Meritorious Senior Executive.

,-- Kirk B. Webster, deputy executive director, SRWMD. Webster joined
the District as water resources planner in 1976 after working as a
planner in two Florida counties. He received a bachelor's degree from
Brigham Young University and a master's degree in geography from
the University of Florida.

Bruce C. Wirth, P.E., director, Resource Management Department,
SWFWMD. Wirth has been with the District for 19 years and
previously served as the director of enforcement and director of
permitting for the Resource Regulation Department. Currently, he is
responsible for overseeing the District's flood protection, stormwater
management, cooperative funding, environmental assessments


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and SWIM programs. Wirth received a bachelor's degree in civil
engineering from the University of South Florida and a master's
degree in business administration from St. Leo University. He is
also a licensed professional engineer in Florida.


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