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FLORIDA'S 25th
ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON
WATER MANAGEMENT

Sponsored by Florida's five Water Management Districts
and the Department of Environmental Protection

PROGRAM


Grosvenor Resort Walt Disney Worlde
Lake Buena Vista, FL
October 4-6, 2000





Table of Contents

Welcome to the Conference ............... 3
Program at a Glance ..................... 5
Conference Information .................. 6
Conference Agenda .................... .7
Field Studies ......................... 10
Exhibitor List ..........................11
Meeting Room Locations ................ .11
Speaker Roster ...................... 12


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SOUTH FLORIDA WAfER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406 (561) 686-8800 FL WATS1-800-432-2045 TDD (561) 697-2574
Mailing Address: PO. Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680 wwwsfwmd.gov




Welcome to the 25th Annual Conference on Water Management!

This year marks the silver anniversary of Florida's five water management districts
gathering together with the Department of Environmental Protection to discuss our past
successes and our future challenges.

The theme "World of Water Management" truly reflects the international flavor of this year's
conference. We have included sessions about the Everglades a wetland of international
significance, Florida's strategy for federal funding, the future of growth management in
Florida, shaping Florida's statewide water policy and the privatization of water in England.

I encourage you to attend one of the field studies. Choose from the City of Celebration, the
Disney Wilderness Preserve or the Alligator Chain of Lakes. Each of these represents a
successful water resource project and an interesting educational opportunity.

In celebration of our 25th year, we've invited Senator Phil Lewis, President of the Senate in
1979 and 1980, to share his remembrances regarding the legislation that created Florida's
water management districts 25 years ago.

I hope each of you benefits from the wide-ranging subjects and international flavor of this
year's conference.







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GOVERNING BOARD


EXECUTIVE OFFICE


Michael Collins, OCainnan
Michael D. Minton, Vice OCairman
Mitchell W. Berger


Vera M. Carter
Gerardo B. Femandez
Patrick J. Gleason


Nicolas J. Gutierrez, Jr.
Harkley R. Thornton
Trudi K. Williams


Frank R. Finch, EE., Executive Diwc,
James E. Blount, Chief of Staff


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PROGRAM AT- A GLANCE



Wednesday, October 4th
3:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. Westminster Foyer
Registration Open and exhibit set-up
6:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Windsor Ballroom Salons I IV (Exhibit Hall)
Welcome Reception A Taste from around the World

Evening on your own

Thursday, October 5th
7:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. Westminster Foyer
Registration open
7:15 a.m. 8:15 a.m. Windsor Ballroom Salons I IV (Exhibit Hall)
Continental breakfast with exhibitors
8:15 a.m. 9:00 a.m. Salons V-VII
Welcome and Keynote Address
9:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m. Salons V-VII
General Session "Florida's Federal Strategy: Funding and Issues"
9:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Salons V-VII
General Session "The Future of Florida: An American Assembly"
10:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Windsor Ballroom Salons I IV (Exhibit Hall)
Refreshment break
11:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. Salons V-VII
General Session "Three Successful Water Resource Projects and What We Can Learn from Them"
12:00 p.m. 12:30 p.m. Windsor Ballroom Salons I IV Foyer (In front of exhibit hall entrances)
Box Lunches Pick-up and Field Study Check-in

Evening on your own


Friday, October 6th
7:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Westminster Foyer
Registration open
7:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m. Windsor Ballroom Salons I IV (Exhibit Hall)
Continental breakfast
8:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. Salons V-VII
General Session "The Everglades: Restoring a National Treasure"
10:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Windsor Ballroom Salons I IV (Exhibit Hall)
Refreshment break
10:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Salons V-VII
General Session "Shaping Florida's Water Policy: A Perspective from Legislative Leaders"
12:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m. Salons VIII XI
Luncheon and Keynote Speaker "Privatization of the English Water Industry A Review"
2:00 p.m. Salons VIII XI
Closing Remarks









CONFERENCE INFORMATION


EVENT PASS
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, receipt of your box lunch on Thursday, and at the
door for the Friday luncheon. Name badges should be worn to all conference events. Your
badge is your admission to all non-ticketed conference sessions.

EXHIBITS
The Exhibit Hall will be set up in Windsor Ballroom Salons I-IV throughout the conference,
beginning on Wednesday evening with a Welcome Reception from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. A sepa-
rate 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 Exhibit Hall as well as 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.

SESSIONS LOCATIONS
Conference general sessions will all be in Salons V-VII located next to the exhibit hall. Your
boxed lunch on Thursday will be picked up in the foyer area outside the exhibit all. Friday's
luncheon will be in Salons VIII-XI

FIELD STUDIES
Field Studies will be conducted on Thursday aftemoondo.*AligadfgaAt rhaR- eaf r i M
Enhancement, Celebration, and Disney Wildemess Preserve. You must be pre-registered for a
field study in order to participate. If you have not pre-registered and want to participate, pleas.
check at the conference registration desk to see if any tours are still available. A list and
description of each field study can be found on page 10.


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CONFERENCE AGENDA

Wednesday, October 4th

3:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. Westminster Foyer
Registration Open and exhibit set-up

6:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Windsor Ballroom Salons I-IV (Exhibit Hall)
Welcome Reception A Taste from around the World
Visit with your peers and with exhibitors. A cash bar is available along with a variety of hot and cold
hors d'oeuvres representing the cuisine of various countries around the world.

Evening on your own


SThursday, October 5th

7:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. Westminster Foyer
Registration open

7:15 a.m. 8:15 a.m. Windsor Ballroom Salons I-IV (Exhibit Hall)
Continental breakfast with exhibitors

8:15 a.m. 8:25 a.m. Salons V-VII
Welcomelgeneral session
Frank Finch, Executive Director, South Florida Water Management District

8:25 a.m. 9:00 a.m. Salons V-VII
Keynote Address
The Honorable Phil Lewis, President of the Senate 1979 and 1980

9:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m. Salons V-VII
General Session "Florida's Federal Strategy: Funding and Issues"
This past year has brought about many changes in how the State of Florida does business in
Washington, DC, particularly in the area of water management. The Office of the Governor, the
Department of Environmental Protection and Florida's five water management districts have focused
their collective strengths on a collaborative effort to secure federal funding for water projects, and leg-
islation which affects water management in our state.

Speaker: David B. Struhs, Secretary, Florida Department of Envronmental Protection

-9:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Salons V-VII
General Session -" The Future of Florida: An American Assembly"
A preliminary report on the recommendations of the recently held The Future of Florida
American Assembly. Panelists will explore the question: "What role should water management
districts play in achieving effective growth management in Florida?"

Moderator: B. Terry Johnson, AICP, Planning Manager
Southwest Florida Water Management District






Panelists: Robert B. Hunter, AICP, Executive Director
Hillsborough County City/County Planning Commission

William W. Kerr, Chairman, Governing Board
St. Johns River Water Management District

Ronnie E. Duncan, Treasurer, Governing Board
Southwest Florida Water Management District

10:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Windsor Ballroom Salons I-IV (Exhibit Hall)
Refreshment break

11:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. Salons V-VII
General Session:
"Three Successful Water Resource Projects and What We Can Learn from Them"
Representatives from the City of Celebration, the Disney Wilderness Preserve and the Alligator Ch
of Lakes will present an overview of each project's objectives, design, and benefits to the environ-
ment. While conference attendees will only have the time to visit one site later in the day, this sesa
provides the opportunity to learn about all the projects.

Introduction: Doug Barr, Executive Director, Northwest Florida Water Management District
Panelists: Celebration Stormwater Management System:
Perry Reader, The Celebration Company
Disney Wilderness Preserve:
Peter Colverson, The Nature Conservancy
Alligator Chain of Lakes Habitat Enhancement:
Mike Hulon, FloridaFish&AWildli Conservation Commission :

12:00 p.m. 12:30 p.m. Windsor Ballroom Salons I-IV Foyer (entrance to exhibit halls)
Box Lunches Pick-up and Field Study Check-in
Get your box lunch here even if you are not registered for a field study. In order to receive your lui
you MUST present your Event Pass. Tables will be available in this area for lunch, or you may de(
to find a chair by the pool! Field study registrants must check-in at your identified field study static
the Exhibit Hall. You will get instructions on where your bus will be loading and you may eat on yo
bus. Buses will leave promptly at 12:30 p.m.!


Evening on your own






Friday, October 6th

7:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Westminster Foyer
Registration open

7:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m. Windsor Ballroom Salons I-IV (Exhibit Hall)
Continental breakfast

8:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. Salons V-VII
General Session "The Everglades: Restoring a National Treasure"
The United States Army Corps of Engineers and the South Florida Water Management District have
developed a plan to save the Everglades. The Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan is the
largest ecological restoration project ever undertaken in the United States and will cost an estimated
$7.8 billion. The project is a partnership between the federal government, the State of Florida and the
- South Florida Water Management District. During this session, attendees will hear the unique per-
spective each partner brings to this complex restoration effort.

Moderator: Frank Finch, Executive Director, South Florida Water Management District
Panelists: Ernie Bamett, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Col. James G. May, Army Corps of Engineers
Tom Teets, South Florida Water Management District

10:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Windsor Ballroom Salons I-IV (Exhibit Hall)
Refreshment break

10:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Salons V-VII
General Session:
"Shaping Florida's Water Policy: A Perspective from Legislative Leaders"
The Governor and the Legislature have demonstrated a keen interest in shaping Florida's water policy
and laws. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a candid discussion with a panel of
Florida's legislative leaders about the outcome of the past session, and what issues will move to the
forefront of the 2001 legislative session.

Moderator: Jerry Scarborough, Executive Director, Suwannee River Water Management District
Panelists: The Honorable Charlie Bronson, Florida Senate, Chairman, Natural Resources
Committee
The Honorable Ginny Brown-Waite, Florida Senate
The Honorable D. Lee Constantine, Florida House of Representatives
The Honorable John Laurent, Florida Senate
David Struhs, Secretary, Florida Department of Environmental Protection

12:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m. Salons VIII-XI
Luncheon and Keynote Speaker "Privatization of the English Water Industry A Review"
Dr. Peter Spillett, Environment and Quality Manager for Thames Water, will discuss the privatization of
the water industry in the United Kingdom. Dr. Spillett will discuss the economic conditions and politics
that led to privatization in 1988-89 and the benefits and drawbacks encountered over the years since
then.

Introduction: Sonny Vergara, Executive Director, Southwest Florida Water Management District
Keynote: Dr. Peter Spillett, Environment & Quality Manager, Thames Water
Reading, Berkshire

2:00 p.m. Salons VIII-XI
Closing Remarks










FIELD STUDIES

Alligator Chain of Lakes Habitat Enhancement The Alligator Chain of Lakes, located east of
St. Cloud in Osceola County, is refilling following an extreme drawdown and muck removal project
initiated in the spring. Guests will travel by boat to see areas where the historic sand bottom of
the lake has been uncovered and how those areas contrast with shoreline still thick with muck
and vegetation. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Fisheries Biologist Mike Hulon
will lead the tour. Dress for the outdoors with footwear that may get wet. (Estimated length: 4 1/2
hours)

Celebration Built in the southern portion of the WMCA (Wildlife Management
Conservation Area), the innovative City of Celebration strives to combine the best traits of com-
munities of the past with today's technology to set new standards for environmental compatibility,
livability, and sense of community. A guided bus tour will give an overview of the community, stop-
ping in downtown Celebration so guests can discover Celebration at their own pace.
The Celebration Company's President, Perry Reader, will lead the tour. Dress casually with com-
fortable footwear that will allow for a stroll through downtown Celebration. (Estimated length: 4
hours)

Disney Wilderness Preserve The 12,000-acre preserve is the mitigation site for wetland
impacts incurred during the construction of Celebration. Managed by The Nature Conservancy,
scientists are restoring the historic hydrology of the site and are actively managing the area to
preserve the classic central Florida landscape of the preserve. Guests will witness restoration
work and canoe on pristine Lake Russell and Reedy Creek. A 20-minute walk is included in the
tour. Please dress for canoeing and hiking. Pete Colverson of The Nature Conservancy will lead
the tour. (Estimated length: 4 1/2 hours)










CONFERENCE EXHIBITORS

Aquagenix/DeAngelo Brothers, Inc.
Aquarius Systems
BCI Engineers & Scientists, Inc.
Brown and Caldwell
CDS Technologies, Inc.
Dewberry and Davis
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Florida Specifier
Florida's Water Management Districts
SGeorge F. Young, Inc.
SHydro Alert
Jones, Edmunds & Associates
LBFH, Inc.
Michael Baker Jr., Inc.
Mitigation Marketing, Inc.
Moffatt & Nichol Engineers
PBS&J
Peace River/Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority
R.H. Moore & Associates, Inc.
Sarasota County Environmental Services/Utilities
South Florida Water Management District
Tampa Bay Water
Thornton Laboratories, Inc.
URS
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
U.S. Geological Survey
Water & Air Research
Water Management Institute




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SPEAKER ROSTER, 4b

Ernie Barnett, Director of Ecosystem Projects, Florida Department of Elt ntal Protection.
His responsibilities include coordinating the development and imip' n 4m t-wide
ecosystem restoration and protection projects and coordinating the eij t' oe s in south
Florida ecosystem restoration. Mr. Bamett has been with the deoi'a It iyewars where he
served previously as a shellfish biologist, aquatic preserve manager, Environmental Administrator,
and Water Management Administrator. He has authored or co-authored 32 publications and
agency reports on beach management, shellfish management, sea turtle nesting, natural
resource damage assessment, and ecosystem management. Mr. Bamett received a bachelor's
degree in environmental resource management and planning and a master's degree in biology
from the University of West Florida.

Senator Charlie Bronson, The Florida Senate. Senator Bronson has served in the Senate since
1994. Currently, he serves as chairman of the Natural Resources Committee and vice-chair of
the Health, Aging and Long Term Care Committee. Senator Bronson is also a member of the
Joint Legislative Committee on Everglades Oversight, the Criminal Justice committee, and the
Budget Subcommittee on Public Safety and Judiciary. He has received several Special
Appointments and has served in other public areas including the Water Management District
Review Commission, Senate Select Committee on Land Acquisition and Management, and the
Senate Select Committee on Water Policy, to name just a few. Senator Bronson received a bach-
elor's degree from the University of Georgia with study areas including agriculture education and
engineering and animal and meat sciences.

Senator Ginny Brown-Waite, The Florida Senate. Prior to serving as a Hernando County
Commissioner, Brown-Waite was a former Legislative Director with almost 18 years of experience
in the New York Senate. She was elected in 1992 as the Florida State Senator for District 10 and
reelected in 1994 and 1998. She previously served as chairman of the Senate Natural
Resources and Conservation Committee and served as chairman of the Senate Health Care
Committee from 1995 through 1998. Currently, Senator Brown-Waite is chairman of the Senate
Criminal Justice Committee and vice chair of the Senate Fiscal Policy Committee. She sponsored
the most significant welfare reform law in Florida's history in 1995 and has been in the forefront
on Alternative Water Supply, HMO Reform, Patients' Rights and Veterans' issues. Brown-Waite
attended the State University System in Albany, New York for her undergraduate degree and
obtained a master's degree from Russell Sage College. Additionally, Senator Brown-Waite holds
a Labor Studies Program Certification from Comell University.

Peter Colverson, Education Program Manager, The Disney Wilderness Preserve, The Nature
Conservancy. Prior to his current position, Colverson was a professor at several community col-
leges and also served as a board member for the Nature Conservancy's Central and Western
New York Chapter for seven years. He was the coordinator of the Environmental Science
program at Mohawk Valley Community College and worked with several other facpllymembers to
develop a new curriculum for the course, including a set of laboratory exermises. T~t lab exercis-
es have since been published as a lab manual by Kendall Hunt Publishing. received a
bachelor's degree with honors in zoology and botany from the Unimr
England and a master's degree in environmental interpietatonr andt from
Oregon State University.

Representative D. Lee Constantine, Florida Hou.e
Representative Constantine is serving his fourth te n
Resource & Land Management Council, which
Protection, Agriculture, and Water & Resoujce. qJint
Legislative Committee on Everglades nations


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Committee, the Committee on Rules & Calendar, and the Procedural Council. Representative
Constantine has received numerous legislator awards from various organizations. He is the founder
nd President of Charity Challenge, Inc. and is a licensed Real Estate Broker serving as Vice
President of Business Development for Welsh Companies of Orlando. Prior to his current position as
resentative, Constantine served the City of Altamonte Springs as a City Commissioner and also
aired the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council, and the Seminole County Council of
I Governments. He is a graduate of the University of Central Florida where he was President of
ent Government.

nnie E. Duncan, Governing Board, Southwest Florida Water Management District. In addition to
ing on the Board' s Planning Committee and Finance and Administration Committee, Mr. Duncan
president of The Duncan Companies, a commercial real estate consulting and development enter-
se. He was previously a managing partner in Sevell and Duncan Realty Services of Boca Raton
da regional partner with the Edward J. DeBartolo Corporation. Duncan has served on the Pinellas
unty/Florida Department of Transportation U.S. Highway 19 and the Pinellas County Economic
elopment task forces. He also serves on the Environmental Subcommittee of the International
uncil of Shopping Centers of New York National Public Affairs Committee and the Building Owners
SManagers Association Environmental Subcommittee. Mr. Duncan received a bachelor's degree
history and a master's degree in real estate and urban planning, both from the University of
rgia.

nk R. Finch, P.E. Executive Director, South Florida Water Management District. Prior to joining
District, Finch was vice president of government affairs for Harding Lawson Associates, an envi-
ental engineering firm. He also served as president of Search Technologies, introducing spe-
ized geophysical technology in environmental remediation. Finch is a former colonel in the U.S.
my Corps of Engineers and has also served as the U.S. Army's top environmental officer at the
ntagon, director of Army environmental programs. He was the lead engineer for the Department of
nse in the emergency response to Hurricane Iniki's devastation on Kauai. Finch is a graduate of
U.S. Military Academy at West Point and received masters degrees in civil engineering and man-
ement science from the University of California at Berkeley.

ke Hulon, Statewide Lakes Restoration Coordinator for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
mission. Prior to his recent promotion to the statewide position, Hulon served the Conservation
mission as the lead fisheries biologist for the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes region for 22 years. In
edition to the Habitat Enhancement Project on the Alligator Chain of Lakes, Hulon has coordinated
e drawdowns and habitat enhancement projects on Florida lakes renown for their large mouth
ss fisheries, including Lake Kissimmee, Lake Tohopekaliga, East Lake Tohopekaliga and Lake
ckson.

bert B. Hunter, AICP, Executive Director, Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission.
e Planning Commission serves as the local planning agency for the City of Tampa, Temple Terrace
SPlant City and the unincorporated portion of Hillsborough County. Mr. Hunter has had extensive
private and public planning experience as well as architectural experience in several states. He is a
member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and most recently was elected to the national
ioard of Directors of the American Planning Association. Mr. Hunter was also the chair of the 2000
fFuture of Florida American Assembly. He received a bachelor's and master's degree in architecture
from Texas A&M University.

B. Terry Johnson, AICP, Planning Manager, Southwest Florida Water Management District. Mr.
Johnson has been with the District since 1989, and previously served as Water Use Planning manag-
er. Currently, he oversees the District's "Comprehensive Plan", manages comprehensive watershed-
based, and Basin Board planning, and provides statewide intergovemmental and interdistrict planning








coordination. Mr. Johnson is also responsible for ance
measurement and program budgeting to the 1997 Alge and
annual updates to the District's Minimum Flows and Le, to his
association with the district, Mr. Johnson served as Ltd.
and was also with the city of Tampa for nine years. ir. in pre-
law from Ohio University and a master's degree in urba rnme
tal planning from the University of Arizona.

William W. Kerr, Chairman, St. Johns River Water Mangem had 15 years
experience dealing with and working on environmental issius. Ha eairnan of the
Citizens Action Committee for the National Estuary Program (Indian R served as a
state appointee to the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council. IF a t ny affiliations,
Kerr is a member of the Florida, National and Intemational Wildlife federationste Marine Resqurces
Council of East Central Florida and the National Association of Environmental Professionals. He cur-
rently serves as president and principal ecologist of B.K.I., Inc.

Senator John Laurent, the Florida Senate. Laurent is chair of the Budget Subcommittee on Public
Safety and Judiciary and vice chair of the Judiciary Committee. He also serves on several other com-
mittees including Natural Resources, Transportation, Select Committee, Apportionment & Redistricting
and Steering Committee, Fiscal Issues. Laurent served as a member of the Florida House of
Representatives for eight years before being elected to the Florida Senate in 1998. He is a member
of several organizations, including The Florida Bar, The Nature Conservancy and Florida Conservation
Association, to name just a few. Laurent has been the recipient of several awards including Florida
Chamber of Commerce's "Top 40 Legislators" for 1997 and the Nature Conservancy's "Friend of the
Conservancy" for 1996 & 1997. He received a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of
Florida and a juris doctorate degree from the University of Florida law school.

Senator Philip D. Lewis, Owner-Broker, Philip D. Lewis Real Estate. Prior to his current position, Mr.
Lewis served in the Florida Senate for ten years. During his tenure he served as President of the
Senate (1979 and 1980), past chairman of the State Board of Community
Colleges, chairman of the Water Management District Review Commission and
chairman of the Florida Committee on Aging. Mr. Lewis was also appointed by
Governor Chiles as chairman of the Governor's Disaster Planning and Response
Review Committee and chairman of the Goveror's Wildfire Response and
Mitigation Review Committee. He is the honored recipient of the National
Governor's Association Award for Distinguished Service to State Government, the
Leadership Florida Lifetime Achievement Award and the Heartland Award.
Currently, Mr. Lewis serves on the Florida Board of Regents and the state's
Judicial Management Council.


Colonel James G. May, Deputy Engineer, U.S. Central Command, U.S. A
He is responsible for the engineer aspects of War Plans, Exercises,.
troop construction. Colonel May was recently selected to take
Engineers Jacksonville District. Previous command assig nq
Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, and the 618th Engineer
1998 graduate of the Army War College. Colonel May
management from Northeast Louisiana University and
Engineers in 1977. He also received a master's degree in
A&M.

Perry J. Reader, President, The Celebration
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Company, he developed the various residential, commercial and institutional projects within the com-
munity, as well as Oviedo Crossing, a 500-acre commercial project in northeast Orlando including a
regional mall, medical complex and other office/retail uses. Currently, Reader oversees business
operations and development of Celebration, which is a master planned community under development
by The Celebration Company. As the most innovative new town in America, it successfully combines
architecture, education, health and technology in ways that promote a strong sense of community.
Reader holds a master's degree in architecture and a bachelor's degree in design from the University
of Florida.

Jerry A. Scarbourough, Executive Director, Suwannee River Water Management District. Prior to his
association with the District, Mr. Scarborough was Suwannee County Clerk of the Court for 14 years
and former editor of the Suwannee Democrat newspaper. Before his appointment to Executive
Director, he was involved in water resource management issues. Mr. Scarborough served on the
District's Surface Water Improvement and Management advisory committee, and as chairman of the
Suwannee River Resource Planning and Management Committee, a panel appointed by former Gov.
SBob Graham to develop ways to protect the Suwannee River. He received a bachelor's degree in
journalism from the University of Florida.

Dr. Peter Spillett, Environment and Quality Manager, Thames Water, United Kingdom. Dr. Spillett is
a scientist by training and spent the first part of his career in the environmental field. After research
work, he moved to Thames where he became Senior Fisheries Officer. Dr. Spillett
later changed careers and transferred to the Performance Monitoring field and then
into Corporate Strategy. He was responsible for long-term planning and heavily
involved in Water Privatisation in 1988-89. As Strategic Planning Manager, Dr.
SSpillett coordinated the 1994 Price Review. His current position covers water
resources, clean and dirty water standards, as well as environmental and conserva-
tion issues. Dr. Spillett was heavily involved in the latest Periodic Review along
with projects such as the Water Resources Strategy and the Axford Public Inquiry
on the River Kennet.

avid B. Struhs, Secretary, Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Struhs was named
retary of the FDEP by Gov. Bush in January 1999. Prior to this appointment, he served as the
missioner of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection for four years, working
with business interests and environmental advocates to streamline the permitting process. He began
is 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.

Thomas M. Teets, Senior Supervising Planner, South Florida Water Management District. Mr. Teets
has worked at the District on regional water resource planning issues for the last twelve years. He is
the Water Management District's project manager for the Central and Southern Florida Project
Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP). In this role, Mr. Teets coordinates the activities
f the District's multi-disciplinary team working to implement the Plan and is also responsible for inter-
cting with stakeholders and interest groups that have been actively engaged in public participation
efforts for the CERP. He received a bachelor's degree from Indiana University and a master's degree
in Horticultural Sciences from the University of Florida. In addition, Mr. Teets received certification
from the American Institute of Certified Planners in 1994 and is a member of the American Planning
Association.




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