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Title: Twenty-sixth Annual Conference on Water Management - University of Fla. Hotel and Conference Center, Gainesville, FL. - Oct 3-5, 2001
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Table of Contents



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

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

Exhibitor List ..............................page 4

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

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

Speaker Roster .............................page 11-24





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 Area, and at the door for the lunch on Thursday and Friday.
Anyone attending the lunch in the restaurant on Thursday will also be
given a separate ticket that you MUST give to the hostess before entering
the restaurant for lunch on Thursday. Name badges should be worn to all
conference events. Your badge is your admission to all non-ticketed
conference sessions.
The Exhibit Area will be set up in the Pre-function Area and Hawthorne
throughout the conference, beginning on Wednesday evening with a
Welcome Reception from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. A separate Exhibitor
Directory is in your registration material with information on the
exhibitors and the products/services they offer. All refreshment breaks
and the continental breakfasts on Thursday and Friday will be in the
Exhibit Area. We invite you to visit with the exhibitors to learn more
about their role in water management and related resource issues.
Conference sessions will be held in Century A, B and C and Dogwood.
Friday's luncheon will be in Century A.

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Welcome to the

2001 Annual Conference

on Water Management






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AVID POPE
Ata. FbR*I Welcome to Gainesville, Florida, site of the 26th Annual Conference
on Water Management.
DON R. EVER JR.
Pm. FoRID We are excited about this first-ever opportunity to host the
conference in north-central Florida, and can think of no better setting
SLAJ TATUM in which to discuss the future of our state's precious water and land
L. F, resources. This year's agenda is packed with outstanding speakers
who will address the "Diverse Needs and Multiple Solutions" facing
SEiANDREIS our state in the areas of water quality and water supply, and we've
geared the sessions toward strengthening the partnerships we enjoy
UNDEr DOSON with local governments and the agriculture community.
Lmon Floria
While you'll not want to miss any of these informative conference
City, PSS sessions, we hope that while you're in the area you'll plan to visit
some of our local natural springs, state parks and historic sites, and,
OUVER LE of course, the world-renowned Suwannee River.

JOHP AULTSY We thank you for joining us, and encourage you to be a player, not
s.swo r- just a spectator, at the conference sessions. As we tackle some
tough issues, let us hear your ideas on how we can best meet our
L'Ouss. R state's natural resource challenges.

JERRY A. SCARSOROUHL

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William "David" Pope Jerry A. Scarborough
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Wedm asda toer 3
3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Registration Open/Exhibit Set-up
6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Welcome Reception

Thmudey, OcAber 4
7:30 am.-8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Century A Welcome/Keynote address
9:30 a.m.- 10:00 a.m. Refreshment Break
10:00 a.m- 12:00 p.m. Century A General Session
General Session Roundtable Forum: On the Water Front
12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Lunch at Albert's Restaurant
1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Century A
General Session Water Conservation
3:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Refreshment Break
3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Century B
Breakout Session I Local Government Track: Managing Water
Under Extreme Conditions
o 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Dogwood
Breakout Session II Agriculture Track: Conservation of
a Agricultural Lands/Private Property Rights
3:30-5:00 p.m. Century C
Breakout Session III Technical Track: Engineering and Science
S Challenges of Everglades Restoration
SEvening on Your Own

Fredy, Ocsober
: 7:30 a.m.-8:30 am. Continental Breakfast
g 8:30 a.m.-I 10:00 a.m. Century B
,|' Breakout Session IV Local Government Track: Comprehensive
Watershed Management
8:30 a.m.- 10:00 a.m. Dogwood
Breakout Session V Agriculture Track Alternatives to Permitting
8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Century C
I.t Breakout Session VI Technical Track: The "Business Case" for
Seawater Desalination
10:00 a.m,-10:30 am. Refreshment Break
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.- Century B
Breakout Session VII Local Government Track: Land
Acquisition/Greenways and Open Spaces
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Dogwood
Breakout Session VIII Agriculture Track: Total Maximum Daily Loads
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.- Century C
Breakout Session IX Technical Track: Protecting Florida's Springs
12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Century A Luncheon, Keynote address

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Conference Agenda

Wednesday, October 3
3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Pre-function Area
Registration open and exhibit set-up

6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Pre-function Area
Welcome Reception
Visit with your peers and with the exhibitors. A cash bar is available along
with a variety of hot and cold hors d'oeuvres.

Evening on Your Own

Thursday, October 4
7-15 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Pre-functvon Area
Registration open

7:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m. Pre-functon Area
Continental breakfast with exhibitors

8.30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Century A
Welcome and Keynote Address
David Pope. Suwannee River WMD Governing Board Chair
Honorable Rod Smith, Florida Senate
David B. Struhs, Secretary. Florida Department of Environmental Protection

9.30 a.m.- 1000 a.m Pre-function Area
Refreshment break with exhibitors

S0:00 a.m.- 12:00 p m. Century A
-" General Session "On the Water Front"
S_ The executive directors of Florida's five water management districts will join
Sthe Secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP)
.,for a roundtable forum to identify and discuss the key water-resource issues
and challenges facing the state.
Moderator: David B. Struhs. Secretary, FDEP
S ,Panelists: Jerry A Scarborough, Executive Director. Suwannee River WMD
SKrby B. Green III. Executive Director, St Johns River WMD
Henry Dean. Executive Director. South Florida WMD
Sonny Vergara. Executive Director. Southwest Florida WMD
Doug Barr. Executive Director, Northwest Florida WMD

S12-00 p.m.- :30 p.m. Albert's Restaurant
Lunch




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Thursday, October 4, continued
1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Century A
General Session "Water Conservation"
Moderator. Ronnie E Duncon, Southwest Florida WMD Governing Board Chair
Panel No. I: Panelists will include private and government participants in the Florida
Water Conservation Initiative. Panelists will describe the process by
which the recommendations were formulated for the initiative and
highlight some of the key recommendations.
Panel No. 2: Sen. Ginny Brown-Waite, Chair, Senate Natural Resources Committee
Rep. Lindsay Harrington, Chair, House Natural Resources Committee

3:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Pre-function Area
Refreshment break with exhibitors

3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Century B
Breakout Session I Local Government Track: "Managing Water Under
Extreme Conditions"
Panelists representing the state and private and nonprofit sectors will discuss
the challenges that face water managers during events of drought, flood and
hurricane. The discussion will cover actions and options from the planning
stage (long-term management) to the immediate, emergency phase (short-term
management), as well as an analysis of the state's Drought Action Plan
developed during the past year's extreme drought conditions. The positive
effects of drought such as sediment removal and restoration of lakebeds -
will also be described during the panel presentation.
Moderator: Janet Uewellyn, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Panelists: Tom MacVicar, MacVicar, Federico & Lamb, Inc.
W. Craig Fugate, Florida Department of Community Affairs
BJ. Jarvis, Southwest Florida WMD
Olivia McLean, South Florida WMD
Tyler L Macmillan, Northwest Florida WMD
Patrick Lehman, Peace River-Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority
Mike Leroy, Florida Department of Environmental Protection

3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Dogwood
Breakout Session II Agriculture Track: "Conservation of Agricultural
Lands/Private Property Rights"
Creativity, flexibility and partnerships will be the keys to preserving
agricultural lands and open spaces as future public funding for such projects
continues to decline. In this session, panelists will discuss the vital role of
private property owners, and examine incentives to encourage them to
become partners with agencies and local governments. Lawmakers on the panel
will offer their perspectives regarding the impacts of the Rural and Family Lands
Protection Act passed by the Florida Legislature earlier this year.
Moderator: Scottie Butler, Florida Farm Bureau
Panelists: Honorable Paula Dockery, Florida House of Representatives
Honorable Rod Smith, Florida Senate
Sonny Williamson, Williamson Cattle Company

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Jim Alderman, Florida Cattlemen's Association
Tom Mastn, Alachua County Forestry and Agriculture Coalition

3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Century C
Breakout Session III Technical Track: "Engineering and Science
Challenges of Everglades Restoration"
Balancing water quality, quantity, tming and distribution while achieving a
healthy Everglades ecosystem are the primary challenges facing officials who are
implementing the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP).
Panelists will present some scientific and engineering approaches needed to
address these challenges, including surface water storage reservoirs.
stormwater treatment areas, aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) systems and
seepage management. The session will also cover the Restoration Coordination
and Verification (RECOVER) process, which is designed to organize and apply
scientific and technical information in ways that will help ensure meeting the
interim and ultimate objectives of CERP.
Moderator: Joseph A. Schweigart. P.E.. P.LS.. South Florida WMD
Panelists: Dennis R Duke, P.E., U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Gary Goforth, P.E.. Ph.D., South Florida WMD
Robert Pace. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Randall K. Bushey. P.E., South Florida WMD
Ken Rearden. P.E., City of West Palm Beach

Evening on Your Own


Friday, October 5
7:15 a.m -12:30 p.m. Pre-function Area
Registration open

7.30 a.m -8:30 am. Pre-function Area
Continental breakfast with exhibitors

8.30 a.m.-10:00 a.m Century B
Breakout Session IV Local Government Track: "Comprehensive
Watershed Management"
This session describes the watershed-based, comprehensive, integrated
approach to water and natural resource management developed by the
Southwest Florida Water Management District in response to the increasing
demand for water-dependent resources.

Panelists- ED. "Sonny" Vergara, Executive Director. Southwest Florida WMD
David L Moore, Southwest Florida WMD







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Friday, October 5, continued

8:30 a.m.- 0:00 a.m. Dogwood
Breakout Session V Agriculture Track: "Alternatives to Permitting"
This session will explore current projects using successful methods other than
regulatory permitting to accomplish resource protection and conservation
goals at agricultural operations. Panelists also will examine the many
advantages of voluntary, incentive-based alternatives over traditional regulatory
approaches.
Moderator: Mike Martin, Ph.D., University of Florida Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences
Panelists: Honorable Dwight Stansel. Florida House of Representatives
Allan Bedwell, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Martha Roberts, Ph.D.. Florida Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services
Art Darling, Executive Director. Sunshine State Milk Producers

8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Century C
Breakout Session VI Technical Track: "The Business Case for Seawater
Desalination"
What issues should be considered when a community looks to desalination as
an alternative drinking water supply? Costs, location, financing and
environmental impacts are some of the topics of discussion for this panel.
Moderator: Eugene A Schiller, Southwest Florida WMD
Panelists: Andrew P. Kingman, Poseidon Resources Corp.
David F. Maclntyre, P.E., PB Water, a division of Parsons, Brinckerhoff,
Quade & Douglas, Inc.
Commissioner Ronda Storms, Hillsborough County Commission

10:00 a.m.-I 0:30 a.m. Pre-function Area
Refreshment break with exhibitors

10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Century B
Breakout Session VII Local Government Track: "Land Acquisitionl
Greenways and Open Spaces"
Twenty-five Florida cities and counties now have their own land acquisition
programs. Find out what state and regional programs are available to local
governments to assist with purchase of environmentally sensitive lands.
Panelists will explain how to start a local land acquisition program, explore the
advantages and disadvantages to such programs, and offer communications tips
that will help generate public support for the programs.
Moderator Bob Ballard, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Panelists: Eva Armstrong, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Dave Newport, Alachua County Commission (invited)
Robert Christianson, St. Johns River WMD
Janice Browning, Florida Communities Trust




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10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Dogwood
Breakout Session VIII Agriculture Tracc "Total Maximum Daily Loads"
Total maximum daily loads: What are they? Are they mandatory or voluntary?
What is the relationship between state and federal definitons and legislation
concerning TMDLs? What are the possible effects of TMDLs on agricultural
operations?
Moderator: David Pope. Suwannee River WMD
Panelists: Mimi Drew, Florida Department of Environmental Protecton
Rich Budell, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Richard Harvey, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Niles Glasgow. USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Larry Beasley, Ph D., A. Duda & Sons

10:30 a.m -12-00 p.m. Century C
Breakout Session IX Technical Track: "Protecting Florida's Springs"
Florida's springs are a world class resource providing natural, recreational and
economic benefits for the people of Florida. The Governor's Florida Springs
Initiative is focusing significant attention on the protection and restoration of
the state's first magnitude springs. Strategies for protectng the springs have
been developed by the Florida Springs Task Force. This session will report the
implementation of those strategies by the state's water management districts.

Moderator- Jim Stevenson. Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Panelists: Douglas A Munch, St. Johns River WMD
H David Homsby, Suwannee River WMD
Tom Pratt, Northwest Florida WMD
Gregg W. Jones, P.G., Southwest Florida WMD

12-00 p.m -1 30 p.m. Century A
Luncheon and Keynote Speaker
Keynote. A. Stanley Meiburg, Acting Administrator. U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency, Region IV, Atlanta. Ga.

1:30 pm. Century A
Closing Remarks


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Speaker Roster

James Alderman, President, the Florida Cattlemen's Association and
manager of his family ranch. A native Floridian. Alderman earned a bachelor
of arts degree in history and political science and a law degree from the
University of Florida. During his distinguished career. Alderman has served as
a county judge, circuit judge of the 19th Judicial Circuit, judge of the 4th
District Court of Appeals, a justice on the Florida Supreme Court, and as
Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court.

Eva Armstrong, Director. Division of State Lands. Florida Department of
Environmental Protection. Prior to her current position, she spent 3 1/2
years as a lobbyist representing the Florida Audubon Society. Armstrong
received the National Audubon Society's New Star Award in 1997, and was
named Conservationist of the Year in 1998 by the Florida Audubon Society.
She served four years on the staff of the House Minority Office in the Florida
Legislature, six years as a Cabinet aide for the State Treasurer, and two years
as Deputy Treasurer. Armstrong received a bachelor's degree in English at
Florida State University, and attended the John F. Kennedy School of
Government Programs for State and Local Government Officials in 1990.

Robert G. Ballard is Deputy Secretary for Land and Recreation at the
Florida Department of Environmental Protection, overseeing the divisions of
State Lands and Recreation and Parks, and the offices of Greenways and
Trails and Coastal and Aquatic Managed Areas. His career with the state of
Florida includes service with the Department of Education and the Florida
Cabinet. where he was chief Cabinet aide. He also has held several positions
in the private sector, including director of guest services for Marriott Corp.
in Chicago. He is a graduate of Florida State University with a bachelor's
degree in labor relations.

Douglas E. Barr, Executive Director. Northwest Florida Water
Management District (NWFWMD). In Barr's 24 years with the District. he
has also served as Deputy Executive Director and as Director of the Division
of Resource Management. Barr has authored numerous professional reports
and papers on the water resources of northwest Ronrda and has served as
project director for more than 40 water resources investigations conducted
throughout the area. These projects have included groundwater and surface
water assessments of the principal aquifers and river systems within the
District's region, as well as groundwater contamination assessments and
regional water supply needs and sources studies. He is a registered
professional geologist in the state of Florida and has a bachelor's degree in
geology from Bradley University in Illinois and a master's degree from Texas
Christan University with a specialty in water resources.

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Dr. Larry E. Beasley. Division Vice President of Technical Services. A.
Duda & Sons. He began his career with A. Duda & Sons in 1978 when he
was hired to develop a research program in all areas of production and
processing of citrus, sugarcane and vegetables. Currently he manages a
department responsible for environmental compliance, water resource
management, engineering and research with regards to new products, post
harvest handling, crop production and pest management. Among his many
affiliations, Beasley is a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency's (EPA) Environmental Pesticide Stewardship Committee and the
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner's
Agricultural Water Policy Group. He received a doctorate degree in
ecology at the University of Illinois.

Allan F. Bedwell, Deputy Secretary for Regulatory Programs, Florida
Department of Environmental Protection. From 1995 to 1998 he was Deputy
Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental
Protection. Bedwell once worked as a park ranger at Yosemite National
Park, and later worked in EPA's Pollution Prevention Office before joining the
staff of the President's Council on Environmental Quality from 1990-93. His
experience in the private sector includes a top executive position with a firm
that manufactures air pollution control equipment, and as an electric and gas
utility consultant for a Los Angeles-based company.

Janice Browning, Executive Director, Florida Communities Trust Prior to
her appointment to this position, she served as Legislative Director of the
Department of Community Affairs, where she was instrumental in securing
the appropriation of new positions for Florida Communities Trust (FCT) and
the passage of landmark legislation on the new Florida Building Code and
public hurricane shelters. She has extensive knowledge of state and federal
government programs and previously lobbied issues related to health care,
workforce development and worker's compensation. A sixth-generation
Floridian, Browning attended Florida State University where she earned a
master's degree in public administration and a bachelor's degree in political
science.

Richard J. Budell, Assistant Director, Office of Agricultural Water Policy,
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Budell began his
career with the agency in 1985 as an Environmental Specialist, and has since
held positions as Environmental Administrator, Chief of Pesticide Bureau, and
Assistant Director of the Division of Agricultural Environmental Services. He
has been closely involved in developing and implementing statewide pesticide
and fertilizer management programs in Florida and implementing recent state
legislation addressing nonpoint source agricultural water quality impacts.
Prior to joining FDACS, Budell was employed under contract by EPA,

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conducting pesticide field incident investigations and developing and
performing pesticide chemical analyses. He received a bachelor's degree in
'. chemistry/psychology from Boise State University, and a master's degree in
neuroscience from Florida State University.

Randall K. Bushey, P.E., Director. Everglades Construction Project,
South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD). Bushey has been
involved in the public and private engineering sectors of Florida since 1971.
S. He is a Professional Engineer in Florida and has actively practiced in the
coastal, environmental, mining and water resource engineering field
i' throughout the state and internationally. Bushey came to SFWMD in 1998
i as the project manager for Stormwater Treatment Area 3/4, a 17,000-acre
treatment wetland, which when completed in 2003, will complete Phase I of
the Everglades Construction Project. He is a graduate of UCLA.

Scottie J. Butler, Administrative Assistant to the President, Florida Farm
Bureau Federation, and General Counsel, Federation and affiliated Farm
Bureau companies. Following a period of private law practice. Butler joined
the staff of the Florida Farm Bureau as General Counsel. Through the years.
he has served on a number of committees on agriculture and public policy
matters such as the Governor's Advisory Council on Farm Worker Affairs,
for the Citizens Advisory Council of the EPA Gulf of Mexico Program and as
S the Board of Regents Appointee to the University of Florida Ag Leadership
: Foundation. Butler received degrees in agricultural economics and law from
Sthe University of Florida.

Robert Christianson, Director, Department of Operations and Land
Resources, St. Johns River Water Management District. Christianson is
Responsible for land acquisition, land and facilities management and
operations and maintenance of extensive water management infrastructure.
He is a graduate of the University of Florida and has more than 15 years
experience acquiring and managing lands for water resource protection.

Art Darling, Executive Director, Sunshine State Milk Producers. Darling
has worked on behalf of Florida's dairy industry since 1986. He frequently
works directly with farmer members on compliance issues through
mitigation and negotiation to strike a balance between economic survival
Sand environmental protection. Darling serves on numerous state
committees dealing with agricultural and environmental issues, including the
Suwannee River Partnership, and has contributed to numerous articles in
farm industry magazines about environmental regulatory compliance. He is a
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Henry Dean, Executive Director. South Florida Water Management
District (SFWMD). Dean became Executive Director at SFWMD in July
2001 after having served 17 years in the same capacity at the St. Johns River
Water Management District (SJRWMD). He also served as General Counsel
at the former Florida Department of Natural Resources and as acting
director of the Division of State Lands. Dean now leads the massive
restoration work of the Florida Everglades and previously led projects to
restore the Upper St. Johns River Basin at the headwaters of the St. Johns
River and at Lake Apopka. Dean received his bachelor's degree from the
University of Iowa and a law degree from Florida State University.

Representative Paula Dockery, Florida House of Representatives. She
resides in Lakeland where she has represented the citizens of District 64
since 1996. Rep. Dockery chairs the House General Government
Appropriations Committee. serves on several other House committees and
councils, including Transportation and Fiscal Responsibility. She also was
appointed to the Florida Forever Advisory Council, Florida Advisory Council
on Environmental Education, and the Governor's Study Commission on
Growth Management Dockery has been named Legislator of the Year by the
Florida Farm Bureau, the Florida League of Cities, the Florida Parks and
Recreation Association, Florida Forestry Association, Florida Cattlemen's
Association, and has received numerous awards for public service and civic
involvement She holds degrees in political science and mass communications
from the University of Florida.

Mimi Drew, Director, Division of Water Resource Management, Florida
Department of Environmental Protection. Joining the Florida Department of
Environmental Regulation, now Florida Department of Environmental
SProtection, in 1977, Drew served as Administrator of the original Clean
Water Act Nonpoint Source Program, handled delegation of the Federal
Construction Grants Program, and acted as Deputy Director for five years in
the Division of Water Facilities, now Water Resource Management In 1989,
she became Division Director of Technical Services, and most recently,
returned to the Division of Water Resource Management as Director in
December of 1995, overseeing several programs. Drew received a bachelor's
degree in English and a master's in environmental engineering from the
University of Florida.









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Dennis R. Duke, P.E.. Acting Program Manager. Everglades Restoration.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Duke is currently assigned as the Acting
Program Manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the massive South
Florida environmental restoration program. He is a Registered Professional
Engineer with more than 27 years of experience with the Corps in planning,
construction, disaster recovery and project management. Duke received a
degree in civil engineering and a master's degree in water resources planning
from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Ronnie E. Duncan, President, The Duncan Companies, Inc. Duncan has
been a member of the Southwest Florida Water Management District's
Governing Board since March 1999 and currently serves as the Chairman. He
is Co-Chair Ex Officio of the Pinellas-Ancloce River Basin Board. He has held
several local and national offices for the National Association of Industrial and
Office Properties (NAIOP) and is a recipient of the group's "Building the
Bridge" National Award for building bridges of understanding and education
between the development community and our national resources at the
chapter, state and federal levels. Duncan is Facilitator of the Water
Conservation Task Force.

W. Craig Fugate, Interim Director, Florida Division of Emergency
Management. Fugate has more than 20 years experience in emergency
services. He began his career as a volunteer firefighter and later became
Lieutenant with the Alachua County Fire Rescue, which led to the position of
Emergency Manager for Alachua County. In May 1997, he began serving as
Bureau Chief for Preparedness and Response with the Florida Division of
Emergency Management.

T. Niles Glasgow. State Conservationist for the USDA Natural Resources
Conservation Service. Under his direction, the agency has been instrumental
in addressing natural resource issues such as Everglades restoration efforts.
Suwannee River Basin water quality protection efforts, and implementation of
Farm Bill conservation programs throughout the state. Glasgow is a member
of the Soil and Water Conservation Society and the National Association of
Conservation Districts. He is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a
bachelor's degree in economics, and completed graduate work in public
administration at the University of Colorado.









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Goforth, P.E., Ph.D., Chief Consulting Engineer, Everglades Construction
Project, South Florida Water Management District. For more than 20 years,
Goforth has been involved in the planning, design, permitting, construction
and operation of numerous large-scale environmental restoration projects,
including the ongoing Kissimmee River Restoration project, and the 47,000-
acre stormwater treatment areas. Prior to working with the South Florida
Water Management District, he worked with the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers Waterways Experiment Station, the University of Florida and at an
engineering consulting firm in Austin, Texas. Goforth received a doctorate
degree in environmental engineering sciences from the University of Florida.

Kirby B. Green III, Executive Director, St. Johns River Water
Management District (SJRWMD). Prior to his appointment in July to lead
SJRWMD, Green served as Deputy Secretary of the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection. He also held various director positions at the
Florida Department of Natural Resources in the divisions of Beaches and
Shores and State Lands, where he was also involved with surveying and
mapping. Green was instrumental in establishing a comprehensive beach
management plan, and in developing Florida's Conservation and Recreation
Lands program and Florida's Preservation 2000 land acquisition program.
Green received his bachelor's degree at the University of Florida and
completed advanced course work at George Washington University.

Richard M. Harvey, Director, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
South Florida Office. As part of his current position, Harvey oversees the
South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Project, consisting of nearly 200
environmental restoration, growth management, agricultural and urban
revitalization projects. Previously, he served as Director of Water Facilities
\ for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Various programs
for which he was responsible included domestic and industrial wastewater,
NPDES, drinking water, underground injection control (UIC), State
Revolving Fund, and surface and groundwater quality monitoring and
protection. Harvey also was a hydrologist/project manager with state of
South Carolina to establish and direct a series of major water quality studies
in the Santee Cooper River Basin, the second largest drainage basin on the
_ east coast of the United States.

H. David Hornsby, Water Quality Analyst, Suwannee River Water
Management District. Currently, Hornsby is working with the Surface
Water Improvement and Management Program, Groundwater Quality
Program and Water Resources Planning. He received a bachelor's degree in
chemistry and a master's degree in soil and water sciences from the
University of Florida. His master's research dealt with the sources of
nitrates in the groundwater in the middle Suwannee River Basin.


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B.J. Jarvis, Director, Records and Data Department, Southwest Florida
Water Management District. Jarvis is responsible for coordinating drought and
water shortage response for the District's 16-county area. Her other
responsibilities include being the team leader for the District's response to the
three-year drought, believed to be a I-in- 100 year event. Numerous
emergency orders were issued in the last year in order to assure that
adequate water was available to meet essential uses. Ms. Jarvis joined the
Southwest District in 1990 as the District's Water Shortage Coordinator. She
received bachelor's degrees in agriculture and environmental management and
recendy completed a master's degree in organizational management.

Gregg W. Jones, P.G., Director of the Resource Conservation and
Development Department, Southwest Florida Water Management District.
Jones began his career with the District 15 years ago as the manager of the
Water Quality Monitoring Program. He received a master's degree in
I hydrogeology from the University of South Florida in 1986 and is currency
r working on a doctorate degree in hydrogeology, also at the University of
South Florida.

Andrew P. Kingman, Chief Financial Officer. Poseidon Resources
Corporation. Kingman has more than 15 years experience in the construction
and financing of major industrial and infrastructure capital projects. As Chief
Financial Officer, he has overall responsibility for the company's financings,
accounting, structuring, negotiations and closings. Prior to joining Poseidon
Resources Corp., Kingman was with AT&T Capital Corp. and General
Electric Capital Corp. He has also held positions in General Electric's
corporate purchasing department and was a nuclear test engineer for the
S General Dynamics submarine business. He received a bachelor's degree in
mechanical engineering and his master's degree from the University of New
Hampshire and the University of Virginia's Darden School, respectively.

SPatrick J. Lehman, Executive Director, Peace River/Manasota Regional
:. Water Supply Authority. The Authority is a wholesale water supplier to its
member governments of Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee and Sarasota counties
F ; located on the west coast of Florida Lehman has more than 25 years of
7 < experience in consulting and public water utility management. He received a
-. bachelor's degree in civil engineering and a master's degree in environmental
engineering from the University of Iowa. Lehman is also a registered
Professional engineer in the state of Florida.




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Michael D. LeRoy, P.E., Professional Engineer III, Drinking Water Section,
Florida Department of Environmental Protection. LeRoy served 28 years in
the United States Air Force and was a civil engineer at numerous air bases.
He was responsible for construction, repair and maintenance of base
buildings and the operation of utility plants, electrical generation, water
supply, wastewater treatment, heat generation, and fuel dispensing systems. In
his current position, LeRoy is responsible for the section's Global Positioning
System (GPS) and geographic information system (GIS) program, for
determining which water systems might be under the direct influence of
surface waters, provides engineering support to the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection (FDEP) and the Department of Health (DOH) in
support of the program to regulate drinking water utilities, and for writing
rules to support the regulatory program. He received a bachelor's and a
master's degree in civil engineering from Arizona State University and a
bachelor's degree in German from the University of Maryland.

David F. Maclntyre, P.E.. Vice President, Practice Area Leader.
Groundwater Resources, PB Water, a division of Parsons. Brinckerhoff,
Quade & Douglas, Inc. Maclntyre is a water resources engineer with a
broad-based background in hydrology, contaminant transport, hydrogeology
and computer modeling of groundwater and surface water systems. In his
current position, he is a senior technical specialist in desalination, reuse of
reclaimed water, hydrogeology, groundwater modeling, aquifer management,
and assessment of groundwater/surface water interactions. Maclntyre has
been involved in several seawater desalination projects with Tampa Bay
Water and NATE International, Inc. He received a bachelor's and master's
degree in civil engineering from the University of Cambridge (England) and a
master's degree in environmental engineering from the University of Florida.
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Tyler L. Macmillan, AICP, Director, Resource Planning Section,
Northwest Florida Water Management District. Macmillan 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. He
assists with administration of the districtwide Surface Water Improvement
and Management (SWIM) program and coordinates the SWIM program to
restore and preserve Lake Jackson. Macmillan is a member of the American
Planning Association and the Florida Lake Management Society. He received
a bachelor's degree in sociology and a master's degree in planning from
Florida State University.




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Tom MacVicar, President, Private Consulting Firm. MacVicar specializes in
the water resource and environmental issues of south Florida. For the past
year he has been the liaison between the South Florida Water Management
District (SFWMD) and the owners of more than 700,000 acres of irrigated
farmland dependent on weekly releases from Lake Okeechobee. Prior to
beginning his consulting practice. MacVicar spent 16 years on the staff of
SFWMD and was responsible for water shortage management during the
1989-1990 drought.

Dr. Michael V. Martin, Vice President. Agriculture and Natural
Resources, the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of
Florida. Previously he was dean of the College of Agricultural, Food and
Environmental Sciences at the University of Minnesota. His professional
interests include international trade, public policy and rural development.
Martin earned bachelor's and master's degrees in economics from Mankato
State University and a doctorate in agricultural and applied economics from
the University of Minnesota.

James T. "Tom" Mastin, President. Natural Resource Planning Services,
Inc. Mastin is a member of the Alachua County Forestry and Agriculture
Coalition and has worked for the Broward County Planning Department,
the Florida Division of Forestry, and has taught school in North Carolina.
He received a bachelor's degree in forestry and agriculture economics from
North Carolina State University. and a master's degree in agricultural
management and resource development from the University of Florida.

Stan Meiburg has been deputy administrator for
the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),
Region IV, in Atlanta since April 1996, and acting
regional administrator since January 2001. He
began his career at EPA in 1977, working at the
national headquarters in Washington, D.C.,
before transferring to regional offices in Dallas,
Texas; Durham, N.C.; and, most recently, Atlanta.
Meiburg holds a bachelor's degree from Wake
Forest University and master's and doctorate
degrees in political science from Johns Hopkins
University. In 1997 he received the Presidential
Meritorious Executive Award. He received EPA's Gold Medal in 1990 for his
work on the Clean Air Act amendments and the Silver Medal in 1983 for his
work on state-federal relations.


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David Moore, Deputy Executive Director, Resource Management
Department, Southwest Florida Water Management District. His
responsibilities include community affairs, resource projects. land resources,
the Surface Water Improvement Management (SWIM) program, resource
data, and the Sarasota Bay National Estuary Program. Moore received a
bachelor's degree in geology from the College of Charleston and a master's
degree from the University of South Florida.

Douglas A. Munch, Director, Division of Groundwater Programs, Resource
Management Department, St. Johns River Water Management District Munch
has been with the District for 27 years. He supervises more than 30 professional
and technical support personnel responsible for the design and construction of
the District's groundwater monitoring networks, the Abandoned Artesian Well
Plugging Program, the development of numerical groundwater flow and
transport models in support of the District's Water Supply Planning and
Regulatory Programs. Munch is a licensed professional geologist in the state of
Florida and is a graduate of the University of South Florida.

David Newport, Chairman, Alachua County Commission. He has been active
in environmental and planning/growth issues since 1986, serving on numerous
committees and receiving many awards for his work. Newport was co-chair of
the Comprehensive Plan Land Use Committee for the city of High Springs, and
chair of the Alachua County Environmental Advisory Committee. He was
owner-publisher of Florida Environments news journal, which received
numerous awards for outstanding environmental reporting. For the past year,
Newport has been Director of the Office of Sustainability and the Greening UF
Plan of the University of Florida's College of Design, Construction and Planning.

Robert Pace, Supervisory Wildlife Biologist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Pace has worked as a biologist for 24 years in three federal agencies, starting as
a biological technician in the National Marine Fisheries Service research
laboratory in Panama City, Fla. He has worked many years in Puerto Rico with
the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
(USFWS). Since 1989, he has worked on a variety of fish and wildlife
conservation issues in the USFWS's Vero Beach, Fla., field office. The
Kissimmee River Restoration and the associated Kissimmee Headwater Lakes
Revitalization are among several major water resource planning efforts for
which Pace has provided evaluations of effects on fish and wildlife. He has
participated for the past five years on the multi-agency and multi-disciplinary
teams planning the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan and has
assisted in development of the South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan. Pace
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William "David" Pope. Chairman, Suwannee River Water Management
District Governing Board. He is an Agricultural Manager with N.G. Wade
Investment Co., and serves as a board member for the Flonda Fertilizer &
Agricultural Association. Pope also is a member of the Florida Farm Bureau. He
received a bachelor's degree in political science from Georgia State University.

Tom Pratt. Chief. Ground Water Bureau, Resource Management Division.
Northwest Florida Water Management District. Pratt has been with the
District for more than 20 years. He received a bachelor's degree in geology
from the University of Alabama and a master's degree from Auburn
University.

Ken Rearden, P.E.. Director of Public Utilities, city Of West Palm Beach.
The Public Utilites Department has almost 400 employees with an operating
budget of $36 million and oversees the city's capital budget of more than
$200 million. Rearden has been with the city for nearly 10 years, serving as
utilizes engineering manager and assistant director prior to his current
appointment. He has more than 25 years of experience in the water and
wastewater fields. Prior to joining the city, he was manager of the water and
wastewater division of a medium-sized consulting firm in South Florida. was
design/building manager for a construction firm in Alabama that completed
work all over the world, and was superintendent of construction of water
and wastewater projects in the Southeast. He received a bachelor's degree
in civil engineering from Southern Technical Institute in Marietta, Ga.

Dr. Martha Roberts, Deputy Commissioner, Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS). Roberts has been with the
agency since 1968. She is chairman of the Suwannee River Partnership and
has served as an officer and member in many professional and civic
organizations. Roberts has received many awards and honors for her
outstanding work, and has written, edited or contributed to numerous
books, articles and journals. She graduated summa cum laude with a
bachelor's degree in biology from North Georgia College, and later received
a master's degree and doctorate in microbiology from the University of
Georgia.


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Jerry A. Scarborough. Executive Director, Suwannee River Water
Management District (SRWMD). Scarborough has served as SRWMD
Executive Director since January 1, 1990. Under his leadership, the District
has initiated a number of groundbreaking programs, including the Suwannee
River Partnership, Quality Communities, and Suwannee Basin Interagency
Alliance. Prior to joining the District, 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. Bob Graham to develop ways
to protect the Suwannee River. Following his graduation from the University
of Florida, where he earned a bachelor's degree in journalism, Scarborough
was named editor of the Suwannee Democrat newspaper. He also served as
Suwannee County Clerk of the Court for 14 years.

Eugene A. Schiller, Deputy Executive Director, Division of Management
Services, Southwest Florida Water Management District. Schiller is
responsible for overseeing the management service activities of information
systems, finance, human resources, general services and risk management
functions. He has been the district project manager of public/private seawater
desalination project with Tampa Bay Water since 1996. Prior to his
association with the district, Schiller held several positions in finance and
management as well as town, city and village managers in various states. He is
a member of the International City Management Association, the Government
Finance Officers Association, the American Society for Public Administration
and the Florida Academy of Professional Mediators, Inc. Schiller received a
bachelor's degree from Bates College and a master's degree in business and
public administration from the University of Hartford.

Joseph A. Schweigart, P.E., P.LS, Deputy Executive Director, Everglades
Restoration, South Florida Water Management District. Schweigart has served
in various engineering, management and executive capacities during his 37-
year distinguished career with the agency, including the role of interim
executive director. As deputy executive director for Everglades Restoration,
he is responsible for integrating, managing and implementing the Everglades
Construction Project and the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan.
Schweigart was chosen by the Engineering News-Record as one of the "Top
Newsmakers" for 1998, for his success in overseeing and managing the
Everglades Construction Project. In addition, he has had a parallel Naval
Reserve military career where he was tasked with major technical and
leadership assignments with the Naval Construction Forces (Seabees) and the
Civil Engineer Corps (CEC). He retired from the Navy in 1996 with the rank
of Commander, CEC, USNR.



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Senator Rod Smith, Florida Senate. Smith was elected to the Florida Senate
in 2000. representing District 5. Prior to his election, he served as State
Attorney for the Eighth Judicial Circuit from 1992-2000. Smith currently serves
on several Senate committees, including Natural Resources, Governmental
Oversight and Productivity. Criminal Justice. Finance and Taxauon, and Ethics
and Elections. He received a bachelor's degree in political science from the
University of Tulsa, and his law degree from University of Florida.

Representative Dwight Stansel. Florida House of Representatives. Stansel has
represented District I I since 1998, and currency serves on several House
committees, including Agriculture and Consumer Affairs, Education
Appropriations, and Rules. Ethics and Elections. He is a farmer, businessman and
nurseryman, and resides in Wellborn. Stansel is a member of the Chamber of
Commerce, Elks, Farm Bureau, and many other civic and professional associations.

Jim Stevenson, Senior Biologist, Department of Environmental Protection.
Stevenson began his career with the Department as a park ranger while
attending the University of South Florida. He served as Chief Biologist for
the Florida State Park system for 20 years during which he developed the
educational and the land management programs for the park system.
Stevenson organized and chairs spring basin working groups for Wakulla
Springs, Ichetucknee Springs and Wekiwa Springs. He is also chairman of the
Florida Springs Task Force that has developed a protection strategy for
Florida's springs.

Ronda Storms. Commissioner, Hillsborough County Commission. Prior
to serving as Commissioner, Storms was employed with Hillsborough
County as a teacher and now maintains a private law practice in the area.
She is a former board member of the Hillsborough County Farm Bureau.
Currency, she serves on the Children's Board, the Committee of 6, the
Hillsborough River Board. Public Transportation Commission. Tampa Bay
Water, the Tampa/Hillsborough County International Trace Council and is
Chairman of the Environmental Protection Commission. She graduated with
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David Struhs is secretary of the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection. Prior to
being appointed by Gov. Jeb Bush in January 1999,
Struhs 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 process. He began his
environmental career in 1986 as executive
assistant to the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency'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

E.D. "Sonny" Vergara, Executive Director, Southwest Florida Water
Management District. Vergara has been involved in public water supply and
water management in Florida since 1972. He has served as department
director of Interagency Coordination for the District, special assistant to the
secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Regulation, executive
director of the St. Johns River Water Management District, and has owned
his own planning and engineering firm. Vergara has also served as the
executive director of the Peace River/Manasota Regional Water Supply
Authority. He received a bachelor's degree in mass communications from
California State University and also served in the U.S. Marine Corps for six
years.

Frank W. "Sonny" Williamson, Jr., Owner, Williamson Cattle
Company in Okeechobee. Williamson is a former member and chairman of
the South Florida Water Management District Governing Board. He is on
the Board of Trustees of The Nature Conservancy, Florida Chapter, and has
served on the Okeechobee Planning and Zoning Commission, Okeechobee
Soil and Water Conservation Board, and as director and president of the
Okeechobee County Farm Bureau. Williamson has been active in numerous
other civic, professional, and industry organizations, and is the recipient of
many outstanding service and leadership awards. Williamson received a
bachelor's degree in agriculture from the University of Florida.






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