The 2016 Water Module:
Helping a River and a Lagoon

September 15 & 16, 2016
Florida Atlantic University, Jupiter, Florida

Thursday, September 15 – A Day of Conversations at Florida Atlantic University

9:00 – 9:15 AM Welcome and Description of the Day – Mohammed Ilyas, Dean, FAU College of Engineering and Stan Bronson, Executive Director, Florida Earth

9:15 –10:15 AM  Overview of Central and Northern Palm Beach County
Moderator, Elizabeth Perez, President, Collective Water Resources
Paul Linton, SFWMD, Ken Todd, Palm Beach County, Chad Kennedy, FDEP

10:15- 10:30 AM Break

10:30 - 11:30 AM What's Happening with the Lake Worth Lagoon?
Moderator, Bill Louda, Research Professor, FAU
Julie Bishop, Palm Beach County ERM, Patrick Painter, City of West Palm Beach, Charlie Isiminger, Florida Inland Navigation District

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM - Where Do We Go From Here? 
Moderator: Bill Whiteford, University of Florida, Florida Resilient Communities Initiative (FRCI) 
Charlie Isiminger, FIND, and Shelly Vana, PBC Commission

12:15– 1:30 PM Lunch with Greg Munson, Shareholder, Gunster Yoakley and former General Counsel, Florida DEP

1:30 – 2:30 PM   What's Happening with the Loxahatchee River?
Moderator: /TBA
Beth Kacvinsky, SFWMD and Albrey Arrington, Loxahatchee River District

2:30 - 2:45 PM -- Break

2:45 - 3:30 PM -- Where do we go from here?

Moderator: Bill Whiteford, UF FRCI

TBA and Ilan Kaufer, Vice Mayor of Jupiter

3:30 – 4:00 PM Concluding Remarks, Logistics for Friday and Adjourn


Friday, September 16 - A Day of Explorations

8:30 AM – Rendezvous at FAU Jupiter

9:00 - 10:30 AM – Tour of Grassy Waters Preserve - Scott Kelly, Assistant City Manager, West Palm Beach

11:00 AM -- Tour of the Loxahatchee River by kayak and canoe from Riverbend Park - Led by Albrey Arrington

12:00 PM -- Lunch on the Loxahatchee River

2:30 PM – Tour of Loxahatchee River Center at Burt Reynolds Park, Jupiter

3:30 PM -- Adjourn


For a copy of the Water Module 2016 Proceedings, click here.


Stan Bronson
Executive Director
Florida Earth
Mohammed Ilyas
Dean, College of Engineering
Florida Atlantic University
Greg Munson

Gunster Yoakley

Chad Kennedy
Director of Regulation

Julie Bishop
Program Mgr.
Albury Arrington
Executive Director
Loxahatchee River District
  Paul Linton
Office Chief
Liz Perez
  Beth Kacvinsky
Principle Scientist

Bill Whiteford

Ilan Kaufer
 Vice Mayor
City of Jupiter


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