Title: Thirty-first Annual Conference on Water Management - Sept. 6-8, 2006, Innisbrook Resort, Tarpon Springs, FL
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Conference on


September 6-8, 2006
Innisbrook Resort
Tarpon Springs, Florida

to t3stAnnual Conference
on Water Management

The Governing Board, Basin Boards and staff
of the Southwest Florida Water Management
District are proud to be your hosts for this annual

Water management districts have taken
on increased emergency management
responsibilities over the past few years during
and following the unprecedented severe storm
events. We hope this conference will provide a
valuable opportunity to learn about and discuss
the implications of this expanded role for our
operational capabilities and to the protection of
our natural resources.

We also hope you will enjoy the beautiful
setting here at Innisbrook. The resort is a
Water Conservation Hotel and Motel Program
(Water C.HA.M.P.) property and is also a major
participant in Pinellas County's

Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Water
Conservation Project.These award-winning and
innovative programs, offered by the District
and the County, provide local businesses with a
wide range of tools and financial incentives to
conserve water and protect the environment.

This venue also presents an excellent
opportunity to network with other professionals,
reconnect with old friends and make new ones.
We are pleased to have you as our guest and
look forward to participating with you in this
important conference.


J r ice
Governing Board Chair
Southwest Florida
Water Management District
WAnRMATERS.oRG 1-800-423-1476

Keynote Speaker

Max Mayfield
Director, Tropical Prediction
Center/National Hurricane Center

Max Mayfield is a Fellow of
the American Meteorological
Society (AMS) who has presented
invited papers at national W
and international scientific
meetings, lectured in the United Nations'World Meteorological
Organization (WMO) sponsored training sessions, and
provided numerous interviews to media worldwide. In 1996,
the AMS honored him with the Francis W. Reichelderfer Award
for exemplary performance as coordinator of the National
Hurricane Center's hurricane preparedness training for officials
and the general public. He also received an Outstanding
Achievement Award at the 2000 National Hurricane Conference
for developing and expanding educational opportunities for
state and local emergency management officials. In 2004, the
Federal Coordinator for Meteorological Services and Supporting
Research sponsored Interdepartmental Hurricane Conference

presented its Richard Hagemeyer Award to Mr. Mayfield for his
contributions to the nation's hurricane warning program. Also
in 2004, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences'
Suncoast Chapter recognized Mr. Mayfield with its Governor's
Award, an "Emmy"for extraordinary contributions to television
by an individual not otherwise eligible for an Emmy. He was
named ABC Television Network's"Person of the Week" after
Hurricane Katrina (2005). He received a Presidential Rank Award
for Meritorious Service in 2005. He has been recognized by
the Department of Commerce with Gold Medals for his work
during Hurricane Andrew (1992) and Hurricane Isabel (2003),
and a Silver Medal during Hurricane Gilbert (1988). He was also
awarded a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
(NOAA) Bronze Medal for creating a public-private partnership
to support the nation's disaster preparedness. He is the
current chairman of the WMO's Regional Association-IV. As
present director of NOAA's Tropical Prediction Center/National
Hurricane Center, he has played a key role in forecast and
service improvements over a 33-year career.
Mr. Mayfield is married, has three children, and resides in
Miami, Florida.

Conference Program

Wednesday, September 6

9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
9-11 a.m.
11 a.m.

12 noon
4:30 p.m.
5:30-7:30 p.m.

Conference Registration and Exhibit Setup
Registration for Field Studies and Workshops
Field Studies and Workshop Buses Depart (lunch on bus)
Field Studies: Lake Maggiore Restoration
SKapok Park Restoration
Workshop: Considerations for Development, Implementation and Expansion of Reuse
Workshop: Low Impact Development (Stirling Ballroom West, buffet lunch)
Last Return of Buses
Welcome Reception

Thursday, September 7

7-8 a.m.

8-8:15 a.m.

8:15-8:45 a.m.

Registration Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Area
Talmadge G. "Jerry" Rice, Chair, SWFWMD Governing Board
David L. Moore, P.G., Executive Director, SWFWMD
Keynote Speaker Future Hurricane Activity
Max Mayfield, Director, Tropical Prediction Center/National Hurricane Center

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8:45-10:15 a.m.

10:15-10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

12:15-1:30 p.m.

1:30-3:00 p.m.

3-3:30 p.m.

General Session Florida's Catastrophic Event: Are We Ready?
While most government agencies are well prepared for the "standard emergency," a recent report
indicated that few are prepared for a catastrophic event such as Hurricane Katrina. What about the
State of Florida and two of our largest water management districts? Are we ready? Panelists will
discuss the implications of a catastrophic event and their perspectives on preparedness.
Moderator: Olivia McLean, C.E.M., Director, Emergency and Security Management, SFWMD
Craig C. Fugate, Director, Florida Division of Emergency Management
Carol Ann Wehle, Executive Director, SFWMD
Eugene A. Schiller, Deputy Executive Director, Management Services, SWFWMD
Break in Exhibit Area
General Session Severe Storm Events: What Are the Impacts to Water Quality and
Natural Systems?
Much of Florida experienced infrastructure damage during recent severe storm events, and people's
lives were certainly changed. Once the storms had passed and human safety issues had been
addressed, environmental scientists focused on surveying the impacts the storms had on water
quality and natural systems. A distinguished group of panelists representing the scientific community
and agencies responsible for protection' and restoration of our natural systems will report on specific
areas that have been impacted. The topics of discussion will include physical impacts to Lake
Okeechobee, water quality impacts to the Peace River and Charlotte Harbor, impacts to natural
systems at Florida parks, and the spread of invasive exotic species during and after storm events.
Moderator: Lou Kavouras, Deputy Executive Director, Outreach, Planning and Board
Services, SWFWMD
Susan Gray, Director, Lake Okeechobee Division, SFWMD
David A. Tomasko, Ph.D., Sr. Environmental Scientist, PBS6-J
Dana Bryan, Environmental Policy Coordinator, Florida Park Service
Tony Pernas, Coordinator, Florida/Caribbean Exotic Plant Management
Team, National Park Service

Lunch Envisioning the Future
Steven M. Siebert, Executive Director, The Century Commissionfor a Sustainable Florida
General Session Capturing Floodwaters in Off-Stream Reservoirs: The Workhorses of
Florida's Alternative Water Supplies
In this session, three basic questions will be topics for discussion: (1) Based upon lessons learned
and plans for the future, what are the key threats and opportunities in capturing Florida's water for
off-stream reservoirs as a sustainable, alternative water supply? (2) Are off-stream reservoirs the best
answer to meeting current and future urban water supply needs? (3) Are there legislative, statutory
or additional funding needs that would promote the development of off-stream reservoirs, or is
everything in place that is needed to make off-stream reservoirs a reality?
Moderator: Eugene A. Schiller, Deputy Executive Director, Management Services, SWFWMD
Terrence E. Arnold, P.E., Sr. Project Manager, MWH Global
Patrick J. Lehman, P.E., Executive Director, Peace River/Manasota Regional
Water Supply Authority
Amanda Rice, P.E., Project Manager, Tampa Bay Water
Harold A. Wilkening, III, P.E., Director, Department of Resource
Management, SJRWMD
Break in Exhibit Area

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3:30-5 p.m.

Friday, September 8
7:30-8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Area
8:30-10 a.m. General Session 2006 Accomplishments and Challenges
The Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection will join the Executive Directors of
Florida's Water Management Districts to review the accomplishments of the past year, and to discuss
the challenges on the road ahead. The audience is invited to participate through a popular question-
and-answer period following the discussion.
Colleen M. Castille, Secretary, FDEP
Douglas E. Barr, P.G., Executive Director, NWFWMD
Kirby B. Green, III, Executive Director, SIRWMD
David L. Moore, PG., Executive Director, SWFWMD
Jerry A. Scarborough, Executive Director, SRWMD
Carol Ann Wehle, Executive Director, SFWMD

10-10:30 a.m.
10:30-12 noon

12 noon-1 p.m.
1 p.m.

Break in Exhibit Area
General Session The State Water Protection and Sustainability Program (SB 444): A
Progress Report
One of the most far-reaching pieces of legislation concerning water management in recent history, this
legislation is having a significant impact on how water supply projects are funded and managed at the
local and regional levels. How is it working so far? Senator Paula Dockery, architect of the bill, will lead a
panel of experts in a discussion about how implementation of this landmark legislation is progressing.
What kinds of projects are in the works? Who is applying for funds? What challenges have applicants
faced in moving forward with alternative water supply projects under the new legislation? And, exactly
how are those efforts at "regionalism" working out?
Moderator: The Honorable Paula Dockery, The Florida Senate
Steven Minnis, Sr. Resource Development Coordinator, SRWMD
Raymond A. Pilon, Governmental e Community Affairs Coordinator, Peace
River/Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority
Douglas E. Barr, PG., Executive Director, NWFWMD
Harold A. Wilkening, III, P.E., Director, Department of Resource Management,
Janet G. Llewellyn, Deputy Director, Division of Water Resource Management,
Gregg W. Jones, PG., Director, Resource Conservation and Development, SWFWMD
Mark E. Elsner, P.E., Director, Implementation Division, Water Supply
Department, SFWMD

General Session After the Storm: Monitoring, Restoration and Protection
When we think of coastal restoration after a major storm event, the Louisiana/Mississippi Gulf Coast
comes to mind. In this session you will hear a firsthand account of how those areas are trying to
recover. Do the lessons learned apply to Florida's coastline? What is the extent of damage to our coastal
resources from severe storm events? What have we learned from our monitoring activities, and what
can we do to moderate or alleviate the effects of future storms on restoration projects?
Moderator: John W. Heuer, Jr., P.G., Deputy Executive Director, Division of Resource
Regulation, SWFWMD
Kerry St. P6, Director, Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program
Joel Steward, Technical Program Manager, Indian River Lagoon Program,
Brandt F Henningsen, Ph.D., Sr. Environmental Scientist, SWIM, SWFWMD
Dinner (on your own)

5 p.m.

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Conference Exhibitors

ACF Environmental
Aerial Cartographics of America (ACA)
AMJ Equipment Corp.
Aquapoint, Inc.
Aquatic Informatics, Inc.
BCI Engineers & Scientists, Inc.
BEM Systems, Inc.
Berryman & Henigar
CDS Technologies, Inc.
City of Tampa
Diversified Drilling Corp.
Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers
Golder Associates, Inc.
HDR, Inc.
Jones, Edmunds & Associates, Inc.
Malcolm Pirnie, Inc.

Metcalf & Eddy/Aecom
Mitigation Marketing
Peace River/Manasota Regional Water Supply
PhosLab Environmental Services, Inc.
Plato Consulting, Inc.
R.H. Moore & Associates, Inc.
Rinker Materials
Severn Trent Laboratories, Inc.
Southwest Florida Water Management District
St. Johns River Water Management District
Stanley Consultants
Storm Water Resources of Florida, LC.
Tampa Bay Water
TVA Resource Management
University of FloridaTREEO Center
URS Corporation
U.S. Geological Survey
Water Management Institute, Inc.

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'Water C.H.A.M.P. and
Water Conservation Programs
at Innisbrook Resort

Fliida' tourism and hospitality industry
are rrtinal leaders in offering world-class
acc~iCio'dations. With more than 80 million
yisjt joyingng Florida each year, conserving
our" gttek natural resources is more important
than ever, In Florida, our environment and our
economy are one and the same.

Award-winning and innovative programs offered
by the Southwest Florida Water Management
District (District) provide local businesses
with a wide range of tools to conserve water
and improve their bottom Ie. T.he Innisbrook
., Resortis a ptner with the -
Districtsn pJogas such .. -
a& he WateiConservatipn .
S" Hoteland Motel Prograti- '
-;':.. :( C.H.A.M.P.) andcthe: e
Industrial, Commercial and U. i
Sinstitutional (ICI) Water Southw.
Conservation Project. ,- m ,na
Water Mana
Water C.H.A.M.P. is a reuse
program that launders bed -
linens and towels every third day of a guest's
stay, unless requested otherwise by guests.
Participating properties, such as the Innisbrook
W-..can save up to 30 percent of their water
; sa.eand up to $1 per occupied room perday.
Water C.H.A.M.P. is a proven winner for water
consrvation anids embraced by 224 hotels and
Iot~es aos the~. istrJiA participating in the
Program. In a yearlong stdy, Pinelas County
Utilities conducted water-use audits on 17
representative participating properties. Ranging
in size from 1-10 rooms to 700 rooms, properties
saved a combined total of 16 million gallons of
Water in one.year a total savings of $128,000 to



Water C.H.A.M.P. is now available throughout
the District's 16 counties, and is also considered
a key component for a hotel or motel's Florida
DEP Green Lodging Certification. For more
information on the District's Water C.H.A.M.P.,
please stop by the booth in the exhibit area, or
contact Joe Murphy at the Southwest Florida Water
Management District at (352) 796-7211, ext. 4782,
or visit WaterMatters.org/waterchamp/.

Another program that is a winner for Pinellas
C'ounfy Utilities, thq District and Innisbrook
Resort is the DistrictkJC project that provides
'. ebrates to commercial water-
Ie -t ueusm .toKrtward the cost
sd1falpiingg Wei4equipmenti
i and incorporating operational
processes ti observe water.
IM W nl C -ninirook Resort took the
SFl rida initiative to switch to air-
entboled i miichines and utilize
oemeent Disimct
ent Dist reclaimed w-ater in their cooling
0000" towers, saving thousands of
dollars and thousands of gallons of water. In
recognition of these significant water conservation
advances, in 2005, the resort received a rebate
check for more than $14,000 from the District and
Pinellas County Utilities.

The District, in conjunction with our water
conservation partners in the public and private
sector, contidae tg develop and expand cutting-
edge programs to safeguard and conserve Florida's
natural resources.

For more information regarding the ICI Project,
please contact Melissa Musicaro with the Southwest
Floijda Water; Kanagement District at (352)
796-72i I1 e't. 4197, or Wayne West with Pinellas
County Wtlities at (727) 464-3677.


SGeneral Speaker Roster

Terrence (Terry) E. Arnold, P.E, MWHGlobl, Inc.- Mr. Arnold has
more than 27 years experience in water resources and mining projects.
:He has managed projects in the U.S South America, Africa and
Southeast Asia. As a civil/geo-technical engineer, Mr. Arnold's experience
S encompasses the ful range of project life cycle. Mr. Anold's experience
S in Florida includes work as the principal designer for a new water
storage reservoir for the Peace River/Manasota Water Supply Authority,
near Arcadia principal engineer for the analysis and optimization of
S water storage impoundments and stormwater treatment areas for the
SEverglades restoration program; and principal engineer responsible for
:the development of design criteria for water storage impoundments,
including dam safety considerations for the South Florida Water
Management District.

Douglas E. Barr, P.E, Executive Director, Northwest Florida Water
ManagementDistrict- Mr.;arrhps been with the water management
distritfor more than 25 years and has also served as Deputy Executive
Director and as Director of the Division of Resource Management Mr.
Barr has authored numerous professional reports and papers on the
water resources of northwest Florida and has been project director
S for over 40 water resources Investigations conducted throughout the
area. These projects have induded 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.
Mr. Barr holds a B.. in geology from Bradley University in Illinois
and an MS. from Texas ChristianUniversity with a specialty in water
resources. -

SDana C Bryn, Environmental Policy Coordinator in the Director's
Office Foridaark Servie Mr. Bryan began his careerwith theflorida
Park Service the nation's best state park system in 1986 as one of
Nine district biologists, advising 21 state parks in the Tallahassee region.
He served as Chief Biologist of the statewide system from 1990 until
1996, and then served for.nine years as Chiefof the Bureau of Natural
and Cultural Resources in Tallahassee. The bureau provided technical
advice on managing natural and cultural resources and coordinated
interpretation and exhibits in all 159 units of the state park system.
In 2005, Mr. Bryan moved to the Director's Office to concentrate on
scientific and environmental policy issues. He serves on the Florida
SpringsTask Force, the manatee and panther federal recovery teams,
'the Florida Coordinating Council on Mosquito Control, the steering
committee of the Great Florida Birding Trail, and several other working
groups. . .* .- >.'- .
Mr. Bryan holds an MS. degree in ecology and evolutionary bio-ogy
from Florida State University, with a specialty in ornithology. He is an
authority on the limplin and authored several scientific accounts on the
snail-eating bird.

Colleen M. Castille Secretary, Filorda Department ofEnvironmental
Protection Secretary Castille oversees Florida's environmental regulatory
and law enforcement programs the acquisition and management of
public lands including Florida's award-winning state parks and the
development and regulation of Florida's water resources through the

state's water management districts. Prior to this appointment she served
as Secretary of the Florida Department of Community Affairs and was
ormedythe governor's chief cabinet aide, specializing in environmental
issues. Secretary Castille was named 2003 Conservationist of the Year" by
the Audubon Society.
SSecretary Castille holds a bachelor's degree in international affairs from
Florida State University.

Senator Paula Dockery, Dirict 15 Senator Docfsey distinctive
legislative career has been enhanced by her unique ability to foster
consensus among contentious groups for the betterment of Florida.
During her ten years of service to the citizens of Florida, she has been
honored by businesses, environmental organizations community groups
and local governments for her landmark legislation and support of key
'issues suchasS 444, the State Water Protection and Sustainability
Senator Dockery began her legislative career in 1996, when she
was elected to the Florida House of Representatives where she served
on numerous committees, commissions and in leadership positions,
including majority whip. After serving six years in the House, she was
elected to the Florida Senate in 2002. She has served as a majority whip
and Chair of the Domestic Security Committee. Currently, she serves as
Chair for the Environmental Preservation Committee and is a member
of several others.She was selected by Senate President Tom Lee as well
as past Senate President Jim King to serve on the Executive Committee
for the Republican Party of Florida. Senator Dockery was appointed
by Senate President King to serve on the National Conference of State
Legislators High Level RadioactiveWaste WoringGroup and appointed
by President Lee to serveon the National Conference of State Legislators
Environment and Natural Resources Committee and the Southern
Legislative Conference Energy and Ervironment'Committee.
In addition to her Legislative acttives Senator Dockery serves her
community through her participation in many business and community
organizations and leadership programs.
Senator Dockery holds a BA degree in political science and an MA
degree in mass communications from the University of Florida.

Mark E ner, P.., Director,n mplementaion Division, Water Supply
Department South Florida Water ManagementDistrict Mr. Eisner
has been with the District for 16 years and irnolved in water resource
management in Florida for over 20 years His responsibilities include
implementation of regional water supplyplas facilitation and
coordination of development of conservation and alternate water
Supply development, and managing the Distric alternative water
supplyandwater savings incentive funding programs He has served as
the project manager on two regional water supply plans a water supply
plan update and several other regional planning initiatives aswell as the
District's reuse coordinator.
Mr. Esner holds a B.S. degree in engineering from Penn State
University. :: ;. :-

WRilim 'Craig" Fugate Director, Divison of Emergency Management
State of Florida Mr. Fugate oversees an agency with 132 fultime staff
and a budget in excess of one billion dollars. The divisn coordinates
disaster response, recovery, preparedness and mitigation efforts with
each of the state's 67 counties and local governments. It September
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2003, the Florida Emergency Management Program became the first
state emergency management program in the nation to receive full
accreditation from the Emergency Management Accreditation Program.
In 1997, Mr. Fugate was appointed Chief of the Bureau of
Preparedness and Response with the Florida Division of Emergency
Management. Over the next four years, the Stateof Florida faced
numerous disasters while continuing to build a nationally recognized
emergency management program. In his role as Chief of the State ;
SEmergency Response Team, he saw extensive action in 1998. Florida
experienced the impacts of floods, tomadoes wildfires and Hurricane
Georges resulting inover 200 days of activation for the State Emergency
+. Response Team. In 2001, Governor Bush appointed Mr. Fugate o serve as
Director of the Florida Division ofEmergency Management, the role he
continues in the governor's second term. : :: '
Mr. Fugate held several positions in local governments over a 15-
yer period asa volunteer firefighter, paramedic, and lieutenant with
the Alachua County Fire Rescue, induding lOyearsasEmergency
Manager forAlachua County. He is a member of the National Emergency
SManagement Association and the National Hurricane Conference
-Planning Committee. : :.
SIn addition to emergency management Mr. Fugate and hiswife-
Sheree are avid sea kayakers with a web site dedicated to paddling in
North Florida at httpJ/www.eakayd lrfde.aomn/.

SSusan Gray, Ph.D Depuy Director, Watershed Management
Department South Florida WaterManagement District- Dr.Gray has over
25 years of professional experience. She is Program Manager for the Lake
,Okeechobee and Estuary Restoration Program. Inthis capacity, Gray
Oversees the areas that include the Upper Kissimmee Chain of Lakes and
Kissimmee River, Lake Okeechobee and the coastal estuaries.
Dr. Gray has been with the South Florida Water Management
District since 1992. Prior to coming to the District, she worked for an
environmental consulting firm and for the Department of Environmental
Dr. Gray holds a BA. and an MA in biology from San Francisco State
SUniversity, and a PhD. in biological science from Florida State University.

rtby B. Green, III, Executive Director, St. Johs River Water
' Management District Mr. Green has been Executive Director since July,
2001. He oversees the daily operation of approximately 700 employees
who serve an eighteen-county area in northeast and east-central
Forida. Prior to his appointment with theDistrict Mr. Green was Deputy
SSecretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, served
as Director of the Florida Department of Natural Resources, Division
ofBeaches and Shores, andheld leadership positions inthe Florida
SDepartment of Natural Resources Division of State Lands and Bureau of
'Surveyand Mapping.

Brandt F. Henningsen, Ph.D. S. Environmental Scientist, Surface Water
SImprovement and Management (SWIM) Program, Southwest Florida Water
Management District Dr. Henningsen is a marine coastal ecologist with
34 years of experience working as a consultant governmental regulator
(environmental permitting), artificialreef coordinator, professor, and an
environmental scientist spedaling in coastal ecosystem restoration.
SDr. Henningsen is a "transplanted Texan and has lived and worked in

Florida since 1977 H* holds a B.S fromitamar University, an MS. from
Texas A & M iverstyand a PhD. from the Univesity of South Florida.

John W. Heuer, Jr., P.G.Deputy ExecutieDirector, Diiviosn of Resource
Regulation, Southwest Florida Water Management District Mr. Heue
began his career at the District in 1978 as a water resource planner Prior
to becoming a deputy executive director, Mr. Heuer held the positions of
hydrologist manager of Well Construction & Enforcement, and director
of Tampa Regulation. During his tenure, he has played a key leadership
role in implementing the District's water use, well construction and
environmental resource permitting programs.
Mr. Heuer began his career as a hydrologist with a private consulting
firm. He is a licensed professional geologist with a BS. degree in geology
from the University of Florida and has completed coursework in the
Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government's regulatory
reform program.

Grgg W. Jones, P.G Director, Resource Conservation and
Development, Southwest Florida Water Management District Mr. Jones
has been with the Southwest Florida Water Management District for
20 years and director of the Resource Conservation and Development
Department for the past eight years.+ is responsibilities indude
water supply planning and development, minimum flows and levels
establishment, ad resource assessment. As manager of the Water
Quality Monitoring Program, he directed the District's research on water
quality in springs for eightyears.
Mr. Jones holds a B.S. in geology from Florida Atlantic University and
an MS. in geology from the University of South Florida. He is currently
working on his PhD. in geology at the University of South Florida.

Lou iavoum s, Deputy Executive director, Outreach, Planning and
Board services, Southwest Florida Water Management District Ms.
Kavouras has played a key role in the District's long-term conservation
goals and policies, and in the management of Governing and Basin
Board meetings and activities. Since joining the District in 1989,her
significant accomplishments include development administration,
tracking and reporting of the NewWater Sources Initiative; compilation
of the districtwide Water Supply Assessment report; management
of conservation and reuse cooperative funding projects; oversight
of water use estimates and water use reports; contributions to the
demand management elements of the Tampa Bay Partnership Plan; and
administration of the District's Governing Board and eight Basin Boards.
Ms. Kavouras has served as the executive coordinator for Outreach,
Planning and Board Services and director of the Boards and Executive
Services Department Hired initially asa Water Conservation Planne,
Kavouras has held various positions at the District including Planner H,
Senior Planner, and Manager of the Conservation Projects Section of the
Resource Projects Department Prior to coming to the District she served
three years as a Hernando County horticultural extension agent with the
University of Florida Extension Service and six years as an agricultural
products specialist with the Floida Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services.'
Ms. Kavouras holds a bachelor's degree in biology from Macalester
College in St Paul, Minnesota, and a master's degree in public
administration from the University of South Florida.

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Patrick J. Lehman, P'E Executive Director, Peace River/Manasota
S Regional Water SupplyAuthority Mr. Lehman has been with the
Authority since 1992, serving initially as the Authority's engineer, and
since 1997, as the executivedirector. He has over 30 years of experience
in consulting and public water utility management
The Authority is a wholesale water supplier to its member
governments of Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee and Sarasota counties, and
is responsible for the development of water resources to meet the public
water supply needs within the four-county region.
Mr. Lehman holds a BS. degree in civil engineering and an M5. degree
in environmental engineering from the University of lowa.

Janet G. Llewellyn, Dputy Director, Department of Environmental
Protection, Division of Water Resource Management Ms. Uewellyn
oversees the Office of Water Policy and the Bureau of Beaches and
Coastal Systems. The Office of Water Policy is the Departments lead
office for water policy analysis and development and coordination with
the state's five water management districts. She has worked for the DEP
since 1983.
S Ms. Uewellyn holds a B.S. degree in biology from the University of
Nebraskand ani M. degree in biological oceanography from Oregon
State University.

Q via McLean, CA.M., Director, Emergency and Security Management
SouthFlorida Water Management District Ms. McLean's disaster
experience spans 30 years, and includes more than 25 Presidential
Disaster Declarations. She is a Certified Emergency Manager from
S the International Emergency Management Association and a Florida
Professional Emergency Manager from the Florida Emergency
Preparedness Association. She is also a member of the Association of
State Dam Safety Officers and the National Emergency Management
Association. She was appointed as the South Florida Water Management
District's first Emergency Manager in August 1993. '
Ms McLean's prior experience inudes serving as Director of
Administration for the City of Boynton Beach and as Special Assistant to
,the Mayor and Assistant to the City Manager ofHouston, Texas. She has
received numerous awards over her 30 years in government including
two Excellence Awards from the South Florida Water Management
Ms. McEean holds a master's degree in public administration from the
University of Houston.

Stephen A. Minnis, Senior Resource Development Coordinator.
Suwannee River Water Management District Mr. Minnis is responsible
for partnering with local governments within the water management
district to secure funding for water supply projects.
Prior to coming to the Suwannee River Water Management District
in 2006, Mr. Minnis was employed by the Southwest Florida Water
Management District for over tweny years. While at the Southwest
'Florida Water Management District, he served briefly in the Planning
Department before becoming a Community Affairs Coordinator. He
was instrumental in creating the Faclitating Agricultural Resource
S Management Sys s (FARMS) program in coordination with te Florida
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs FARMS is a cost-
share reimbursement program for agricultural projects that benefit the
environment. <

Prior to his work with the District, Mr. Minnis worked in the private
sector in environmental consulting.
Mr. Minnis holds a BS. degree in political science and criminal justice
and an MS. degree in urban studies and public administration from the
University of Akron.

David L-MooreP.G., Executive Director, Southwest Florida Water
Management District Mr. Moore has extensive experience in al .l
aspects of Florida water resources management activities. Prior to
being named Executive Director Mr. Moore served for eleven years as
Deputy Executive Director ofthe Diision of Resource Management and
Development During Mr. Moore' tenure he has played key role in '
restoration and preservation of water bodies, establishment of minimum
flows and levels, watershed assessments, maximizing the benecial use
of reclaimed waterdevelopment and implementation of regional water
supply plans, land acquisition and management activities, data collection
network establishment and permitting rule revisions.
Mr. Moore holds a bachelor's degree ii geology.

Tony Pernas, Coordinator for the Florida/Caribbean Exotic Plant
Management Team, The National Park Service Mr. Pemas has worked
in the field of invasive species management for eighteen years. His past
experience includes serving as a supervisory botanist at the Everglades
National Park and as a resource management specialist for Big Cypress
National Preserve..
Mr.:Pemas is a graduate of Florida International University and is
currently president of the Southeast and National Exotic Pest Plant
Councils. : .* .
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Raymond A. Pilo, Govemmental and Community Affairs Coordinator,
Peace River/Manasota Regiona Water Supply Authority Mr. Pilon is a ,
former Sarasota County Cornissoner,Peace River Authority Board
member, and has an extensive local state and national involvement
in water issues. Prior to becoming a commissioner, Mr. Pilon had a
distinguished 23-year career in law enforcement, with 17 of those years' "
being in Sarasota Coiunty.
He is involved in numerous professional and community activities and
holds a Governor's appointment to the State of Florida Advisory Council
on Juvenile Justice Delinquency and Prevention.
Mr. Pion holds a baielor's degree from them Michigan University.

Amanda Rice, RE Project Manager, Tampa Bay Water- Ms. Rice
was assigned to Tampa Bay Water's reservoir project, currently known
as the CW.BilCYoung Regional Reservoir in 1998, and oversaw
its development through completion of construction in 2005. The
construction d this project required acquiring 5300 acres and 36
easements, completing an environmental impact study securing 15
permits and overcomingthe permit challenges arbiration, and severe
flooding of the project area during construction.
Ms. Rice holds a BS. and an MS. in civil engineering from University of
South Florida.& .

Kerry Michael SA, xecuiutiveDirectr, or rarataria-erebonne National
Estuary Program Mr. St.P has been Executive Director of the BaratariSa-
Terrebonne National Estuary Program for the past ten yearThe program
is dedicated to preserving and restoring the 41-milliot-ae area
between the Mississippi and Atchafalaya Rivers in southeast Louisiana.

Previously Mr. St.P was a field biologist and regional coordinator for
the Louisiana departments of Widlfe and Fisheries and Environmental
Quality for 23 years. In this position, he investigated water pollution
incidents and conducted studies of shell dredging impacts in lakes
Maurepas and Pontchartrain, as well as studies on the Impacts of oilfield
brine in coastal Louisiana Mr. St.P has directed numerous oil spi cl ean-
ups in the coastal marshes of southeast Louisiana and hasdeveloped
nationally used training courses on diagnosingfish kills.
Mr. St.P grew up near the mouth of the Mississippi River in Port
Sulphur, Louisiana during the'50s and'60s where the vast coastal
marshes surrounding his home inspired him to major in marine biology
at Nicholls State University. He serves on numerous national, state and
local advisory boards. He has received several Outstanding Publication
SAwards from the Louisiana Widlife Biologists Association ad was
the recipient of the first Annual Coastal Stewardship Award from the
Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana. He was appointed as the Interim
:Administrator of the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium, a
marine research institute in Cocodrie, Louisiana, and was honored as an
Outstanding Alumni of Nicholls State University in 2004.

Jerry A. Scarborough, Executive Directot SuwanneeRiver'Water
-Man:' agementDistrict- Mr. Scarborough has been Executive Director
since 1990. A lifelong resident of Suwannee County, Mr. Scarborough
Shas channeled his commitment to natural resource protection and rural
Economic development into a number of innovative and successful
District programs, including the Suwannee River Partnership, Suwannee
SRiver Wilderness Trail and Quality Communities.

EugeneA. Schiller, Deputy Executive Director, Division ofManagement
Services, Southwest Florida Water Management District Mr.Schiller
Supervises the management service activities of information systems,
finance, human resources and risk management, and general services
functions of theDistrict. Healso oveseesevrs development of the $279-
million annual budget.
Mr.SchiHer has over 20 years in city and state management experience
prio to coming to the District including being the first financial
Management director of Sarasota County, Florida. Among other
professional activities, he sits on the National Sustainable Development
Committee of the International City/County Management Association
and the Executive Board of the National Council for Public-Private
Partnerships. He is a member of the Government Finance Officers
Association, the American Society for Public Administration and the
Rorida Academy of Professional Mediators, Inc. He is also a Florida
Supreme Court Certified County Mediator and Court-Appointed
Mr. Schiller holds a bachelor's degree in cultural anthropology and
urban sociology from Bates College, and a master's egree in business
and public administration from the University of Hartford.

Joel S. Steward, Technical Program Manager, Coastal Basins, St. Johns
SRiver Water Management District- Mr. Steward manages a wide range
of environmental projects in coastal watersheds in north and east-
c'ntral Florida that extend over one third of Florida's east coast. His
Sesponsibiities include monitoring and diagnostic assessments of sea
grasses and associated water quality, coastal wetlands, and potentially

toxic substances. Additionally, he is responsible for watershed planning,
ecological process studies, feasibility studies for regional stormwater
treatment and other seagrass and water quality restoration strategies,
and implementatiri of restoration strategies uch as muck sediment
dredging and shoreline stabilization.
Mr. Steward holds a B.S. in biology from the College of William & Mary
and an MS. in bioenvironmental oceanography from the Florida Institute

David A.Tomasko, Ph.D. Sr. Environmental Scientist, Southeast
Sciences Dvision, PBS&J Dr. Tomasko is responsible for overseeing and
conducting projects throughout the State of Florida, including work on
STMDL issues in the Miami River, Wekiva Springs and Sarasota Bay. Other
projects include developing hydrologic restoration plans for public lands
throughout southwest Florida, and working on a multi-disciplinary
Steamconducting a cumulative irpactassessment for the Peace River
and its watershed. Prior to his current position, he was the manager of
the Environmental Section of the Southwest Florida Water Management
District overseeing a staff of scientists that conducted various diagnostic
studies and hydrologic restoration projects, and also served as a Sr.
Environmental Scientist with the Surface Water Improvement and
Management Section (SWIM). Prior to joining the District he was the Sr.
Scientist of the Sarasota Bay National Estuary Program.
Dr. Tomasko holds a B.. in biology from Old Dominion University, an
MS in biology from the Florida Institute of Technology and a PhD. in
biology from the University of South Florida. He has completed a post-
doctoral fellowship at ite University ofTexas Marine Science Institute
and has more than 40 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals or

Carol Anne Wehl Executive Director, South FloridaWaterManagement
District- Ms. Wehle was unanimously elected to the position of Executive
Director in June 2005. A civil engineer, she has extensive public and
private sector water resource knowledge and executive level expertise.
Ms. Wehle initially joined the South Florida Water Management District
in 2001, following nine years of service with the St. Johns River Water
Management District She was a Brevard County Commissioner and
served six years on the Sebastian tnlet Tax District Commission. Ms. Wehle
lso hasworked as a civil engineer for NASA and private sector firms.
SMs Wehle holds a bachelor's degree in engineering from the
MassachusettsInstitute ofTechnology.

Harold A. Wilkening, II, P.., Director, Resource Management
Department St. Johns River Water Management District Mr. Wilkening
has over 23 years of professional experience with the District in water
resources engineering, management and regulation. He is responsible
for implementng the District's mission of water supply planning, water
supply and water resource development water use permitting and
minimum flows and levels.
Mr. Wilkening is an active member of numerous professional
organizations, including the American society of Civil Engineers,
American Water Works Association and the American Water Resources
Association. i
Mr. Wilkening holds BS. and MS. degrees in civil engineering from the
University of Delaware and University ofMaryland respectively.

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S'Concurrent Ev cents

Wednesday, September 6.

9a.m. Wter Management Charity Golf Open Copphedcid Clubhouse
Water Management History Committee Meeting Stirling Salons O nd P

11a.m. Bus Departs'- Field Stqdles to kapok Park and LakeMaggiore
SBus Darts -South Cross Bayou Reuse Workshop

S10645 a.m. General Counsels Meeting Stirling Saon .-

12 noon Low Ipact Development Workshop -Strlng Balloom t '

1 p.m. Florida Greenways &Trails Meeting Edinburgh Sad II

1p.m. Florida lastitute ofConsulting Engineers Edinburgh Salons V cid

4:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony for Golf Tonament- Copperhead Clubhouse

Thursday September 7'

p.m. E ti Directors Meeting Stirling Sal ns P and

5 prm. a1ne Water' Reception
School of Communication, University of Miami Inverness Hall Alcove and Patio

6: 30 p.. Governing and Basin Board Members Reception and Dinner Stirling Ballroom West

Friday, September 8

1230 p.m. CentralFlorida Water Supply Coordination Meeting- Stirling BaFoom West



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