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Registration open for annual "Water Module" symposium

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On Thursday, September 19 and Friday, September 20, Florida Earth will hold its annual Water Module at the headquarters of South Florida Water Management District, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach. The two-day educational session will focus on aspects of the water-energy nexus and water quality science and policy. Registration is $200 and covers materials and transportation during the field trip on Friday.

Draft Agenda

Thursday, September 19, 2013 - A Day of Conversations
8:30–8:45 AM Coffee and Introductions
8:45–9:45 AM The Water-Energy Nexus, Ian Cohen, Florida Power & Light and Bob Diffenderfer, Lewis Longman & Walker
9:45–10:45 AM Break
10:00–11:00 AM Plans for Cleaner Water, Temperince Morgan, South Florida Water Management District
11:00–12:00 AM Engineering Considerations for Man-Made Wetlands, Galen Miller, Burns & McDonnell
12:00–1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM–2:00 PM Reporting Where We Are: The South Florida Environmental Report, Dr. Garth Redfield, South Florida Water Management District
2:00–2:45 PM South Florida Agriculture and BMP's, Dr. Manohardeep Josan, South Florida Water Management District
2:45–3:00 PM Break
3:00–3:45 PM Status of Legal Challenges around Water Quality, James Nutt, South Florida Water Management District 3:45–4:30 PM Finding Solutions Panel
4:30–4:45 PM Wrap-up, Logistics for Friday, and Adjourn

Friday, September 20, 2013 - Observations in the Field
9:00 AM–Leave SFWMD Headquarters
10:00–11:00 AM Tour of WCA-2, Loxahatchee Everglades Tours, Lyle Thomas
11:30 AM–1:30 PM Lunch Location TBA
2:15 PM–3:15 PM Tour of STA-1E – Larry Gerry and Jeremy McBryan, South Florida Water Management District
4:00 PM–Arrive at SFWMD Headquarters

6 CLE's available for attorneys and 11.5 CEU's available for Planners, pending approval by Florida Bar and FAPA.