2013 Annual Conference Agenda

Wednesday  -  Thursday  -  Friday
* Management Track / ** Technical Track

12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Registration Desk Open
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

PRE-CONFERENCE (additional fee applies) Successful Stormwater Public Education & Outreach
Source control is the most cost effective way to improve the quality of our surface waters, and public education is one of the best ways to control pollution entering our waters.  Public education campaigns can take a variety of forms and are designed to help inform your citizens of the ways to save water and keep pollutants from entering our streams, lakes and estuaries.  The session will review the major public education practices and tools.  Case studies of successful public education efforts will be examined. 

John Cox, Water Resources Planning Chief
City of Tallahassee

Nanette O'Hara, Public Outreach Coordinator
Tampa Bay Estuary Program

Leesa Souto, PhD, Director of Watershed Education
University of Central Florida

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.     
Registration Desk Open
8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Breakfast by Registration Desk
8:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Opening Session - 20th Anniversary Kickoff Celebration

Past President Procession
It’s time to honor the people that got us here!  Our kickoff celebration will include a procession of FSA’s Past Presidents from 1993 – Present.  Join us to thank our visionary stormwater leaders!

Panel Discussion - What’s Next?  Celebrating FSA’s 20th Anniversary!
FSA has grown to over 280 organizational members, and the depth and breadth of its services have expanded significantly since it was organized in 1993.  Has FSA met the expectations of its original organizers?  How can the Association learn from its past to help shape its future as the preeminent stormwater organization in Florida over the next 10 or 20 years?  Join us for a discussion on where FSA has been and where it’s headed.

Brett Cunningham, President
Florida Stormwater Association

John Buss, Water Resources Engineering Manager
City of Tallahassee

Mary Anne Connors, Deputy County Manager
Volusia County

Blake Guillory, Executive Director
Southwest Florida Water Management District

John Shearer, President
Shearer Consulting

20th Anniversary - Stormwater Achievement Awards
Many outstanding individuals played important roles in the development of FSA and Florida stormwater programs over the past 20 years.  FSA will honor those key leaders whose vision, commitment and consistent dedication helped bring the Association, the profession and stormwater programs in Florida to where they are today. 

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Keynote Address: New Directions in Water Quality Programs

Herschel Vinyard, Secretary
Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Representative Matthew Caldwell, Chair
Agriculture & Natural Resources Subcommittee
Florida House of Representatives

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Break in Exhibit Hall (Exhibit Hall Open 10:30 – 3:30)

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Emerging Technologies™ in the Exhibit Hall
FSA’s practice of highlighting the latest developments in stormwater technologies and services from the private sector will move into the exhibit hall so you can see products first hand! This year will feature the top firms from Florida and other parts of the country!

 *11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Classic Challenges and Creative Approaches: Stormwater and the City of West Palm Beach
The City of West Palm Beach faces many of the classic challenges that Florida's cities are facing with regards to integrated stormwater management and water supply. What makes the City's situation uniquely and particularly challenging is that their water supply and stormwater systems are virtually one in the same, linked to impaired water bodies, and in areas that are highly visible and charged with social and political issues. This presentation will provide first-hand, new information from the City's stormwater manager in the areas of asset management, integrated stormwater/water supply modeling, and citizen involvement. Samuel Heady, Assistant Utilities Director City of West Palm Beach.

Samuel Heady, Assistant Utilities Director
City of West Palm Beach

Elizabeth Perez, PE, DWRE, President
Collective Water Resources

**11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Best Management Practices and Making BMP TRAINS
The foundation used to structure a computer model to evaluate a combination of stormwater management practices for the removal of nutrients and example applications of a model is presented. The program provides a tool that permits the evaluation of 14 different BMP methods. The example used during the presentation will be for the Swale design BMP.

Marty Wanielista, PhD, Professor Emeritus
University of Central Florida

*11:50 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.

Does Your MS4 Make My Lake Green?
Stormwater is a recognized source of pollution in Florida lakes. While the Florida NPDES program has rules that attempt to manage physical, bacteriological and chemical pollutants, there are no similar rules for the amount of biological pollutants (invasive plants and fish species) entering lakes. The presentation will explore this issue.

Jim Griffin, PhD, Associate in Research
University of South Florida - FL Center for Community Design and Research

**11:50 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.

Reclaimed and Stormwater - A Perfect (?) Pair to Meet TMDL Wasteload Allocations
As a result of the Indian River Lagoon TMDL, the City of Cocoa re-evaluated its wet weather management at the Jerry Sellers Water Reclamation Facility (WRF). Innovative modifications to existing infrastructure will allow the majority of wet weather discharges to go to an existing stormwater management system instead of the lagoon. This presentation will describe how the City has developed an alternative for managing wet-weather discharges through integration with surface waters.

Danielle Honour, PE, DWRE, Principal Water Resources Engineer
CDM Smith

12:35 p.m. – 1:35 p.m.

“Nutrient Loading” Lunch in Exhibit Hall (Badge/Pass Required)

*1:35 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.

Retrofitting an Existing Nutrient Reduction BMP as Part of Adaptive Management
The presentation will provide a demonstration of how adaptive management in a Basin Management Action Plan may include modification of an existing facility as a more cost-effective means of nutrient load reduction. The presentation will provide a detailed review of nutrient-removal performance and optimization options being designed for a wet-detention and wetland treatment train receiving runoff from an agricultural watershed in the Lower St. Johns River.

Alan Foley, Senior Project Manager
Jones Edmunds and Associates

Andy Ames, Assistant County Engineer
St. Johns County

**1:35 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.

Wetland Treatment of Stormwater at Freedom Park, Naples FL: Performance and Prospects
Freedom Park is a full-scale constructed wetland BMP reducing pollutant loads to Naples Bay. Designed as a multi-purpose community amenity for recreation and education, the system returns TN, TP and metals in the discharge from the 3000-acre watershed to natural background concentrations. An FSA Excellence Award winner in 2011, the presentation will provide an update on the performance of the 50-acre wetland BMP.

James Bays, PWS, Fellow in Natural Treatment Systems

Margaret Bishop, PE, Project Manager, Growth Management Division
Collier County

2:20 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

Break in Exhibit Hall

 2:20 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

Emerging Technologies™ in the Exhibit Hall
FSA’s practice of highlighting the latest developments in stormwater technologies and services from the private sector will move into the exhibit hall so you can see products first hand! This year will feature the top firms from Florida and other parts of the country!

*2:50 p.m. – 3:35 p.m.

Taking Control of Your TMDL: How Does EPA's Proposed TMDL Stack Up to Outside Analyses?
St. Johns County is a stakeholder in several TMDLs developed by the FDEP and EPA. The County's current nitrogen reduction allocation to meet the TMDL for the freshwater section of the Lower St. Johns River could translate to more than a $1,000,000 annual price tag. The presentation will present an analysis that evaluates the system and stresses the importance of episodic low-DO loadings from natural condition wetlands, limiting load reduction actions.

Raymond Pribble, PhD, Senior Vice President
Janicki Environmental

**2:50 p.m. – 3:35 p.m. 

The Land-Water Connection: Integrating Human Nitrogen Inputs to Watershed Loading Models
With numeric nutrient criteria to meet throughout the State, the residential fertilizer component needs to be better understood and integrated with environmental data. This presentation will discuss an interdisciplinary approach to develop a modeling tool to predict and mitigate the impact of future land use.

Leesa Souto, PhD, Director of Watershed Education
University of Central Florida

Claudia Listopad, PhD, Principal Scientist
Applied Ecology

*3:40 p.m. – 4:25 p.m.

Cognitive Dissonance in Stormwater Management Once Again
Over the past 20 years, FSA has led the state in the consideration of all stormwater management programs. Mr. McClelland and Mr. Shearer will discuss new issues affecting stormwater managers and programs.

Scott McClelland, Vice President
CDM Smith

John Shearer, President
Shearer Consulting

**3:40 p.m. – 4:25 p.m.

Springs Protection: Solving Scientific Mysteries and Developing Effective Solutions
Florida's springs are facing unparalleled challenges. Order of magnitude nutrient concentration increases and dramatic ecological changes are the norm. TMDLs call for Nitrogren and Phosphorous (N&P) load reductions of up to 80%. The presentation will review the SJRWMD springs initiative that aims to determine scientific causality and cost-effective solutions.

Casey Fitzgerald, Chief, Bureau of Basin Programs

4:25 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

 Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall Join us for networking and door prizes!


8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Registration Desk Open
8:00 a.m. – 11:35 a.m. Exhibit Hall Open (Breakfast 8AM – 9AM)
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. FSA Business Meeting and Elections of Officers and Board of Directors
*9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. 

Leveraging What You Already Know into an Effective Stormwater CIP Development Process
Public Works staff know exactly where improvements to the stormwater system need to take place. With that knowledge, the process explained in this presentation will facilitate a very cost effective approach to developing an implementable and defendable capital improvement program.

Tom Fallin, PE, Vice President
England-Thims & Miller

John Pappas, PE, Stormwater Utility Manager
City of Jacksonville

**9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Use of Artificial Wetlands in Urban Ecosystems to Provide Pollution Filtration
In a search for innovative nutrient removal techniques, the City of Maitland has pioneered the construction of a series of artificial wetlands to prevent the degradation of six acre Lake Eulalia. Created on city park property, this project was designed to provide water quality improvements coupled with an interactive outdoor classroom. The presentation will discuss the City’s project.

Marissa Williams, Lakes Management Coordinator
City of Maitland

*10:20 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.

Practical LID, a Synergy of Civil Engineering and Landscape Architecture
The City of Palmetto Community Development District desired to revitalize an existing right-of-way and enhance adjacent, city owned property for redevelopment. The City's priority was the creation of a safer environment to improve stormwater quality, enhance the City of Palmetto's "Sense of Place" and provide an attractive location for future growth. The presentation will cover the practicalities and benefits of multiple LID techniques.

Derek Doughty, PE, Vice President - Engineering Manager
Applied Sciences Consulting

Jeff Burton, Director
City of Palmetto

Thomas Levin, President
Ekistics Design Studio

**10:20 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.

The Largest Green Roof in Florida
Escambia County constructed a new LEED Gold Certified Central Office Complex incorporating LID demonstration features such as a green roof, a pervious concrete parking lot, and curbless bioretention areas. FDEP grant funds provided for the cost differential between LID and conventional construction. The presentation will discuss the County’s LID project.

Taylor Kirschenfeld, Senior Scientist and Division Manager
Escambia County Water Quality & Land Management Division

Brent Wipf, Environmental Programs Manager
Escambia County

11:05 a.m. – 11:35 a.m.

Break in Exhibit Hall (Last chance to talk to Exhibitors - Exhibit Hall closes at 11:35 a.m.)

 *11:35 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.

Limitations of the TMDL and BMAP Process - Implications for Water Quality Improvement
The current TMDL process suffers from limitations which overemphasize the significance of runoff on water quality. The presentation will discuss how water quality improvement can often be achieved by treating internal sources and how BMAP implementation may be more effective if a coordinated approach is used by the stakeholders.

Harvey Harper, PhD, PE, President
Environmental Research & Design

**11:35 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.

NPDES - Maintenance and Compliance Management
This presentation is intended to provide a practical overview of the compliance requirements of a Phase II NPDES MS4 permit and to present a central management system that was developed to access and input NPDES information and to ensure compliance with some of the mandatory NPDES program elements.

Darwiche El Sabeh, PE, Civil Engineer
Ayres Associates

Daryl Myers, PE, Project Manager
Ayres Associates

12:20 p.m. – 1:35 p.m. 

 Awards Luncheon

1:35 p.m – 2:20 p.m.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly -- Which Numeric Nutrient Criteria Really Apply In Florida?
Which numeric nutrient criteria survived litigation, lobbying, a state-federal dogfight and a Presidential election? The purpose of this presentation is to provide attendees with a clear and concise score card explaining which criteria survived the chaos and are now the law of the land.

Winston Borkowski, JD, Attorney
Hopping Green & Sams

2:20 p.m. 


 * Management Track / ** Technical Track