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Past Events (often with links to presentations following speaker's name and afilliation)

March 8, 2018

Miami Beach Rising Above: How the City of Miami Beach is Closing Data Gaps and Adapting to Sea Level Rise

Margarita Wells LEED AP, M. ASCE City of Miami Beach, Environment & Sustainability Assistant Director (pptx pending)

November 6, 2017

South Florida Climate Predictions, Projections, and Uncertainty Characterization: Dr. Johnna Infanti, PACE Fellow, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research Center for Environmental Studies, Florida Atlantic University Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami United States Geological Survey (pptx)

May 10, 2017

Improved Planning Processes to Protect Infrastructure from Coastal Flood Hazards:Dr. Keren Bolter, Climate, Policy, and Geospatial Analyst South Florida Regional Planning Council (pdf)

February 2, 2017

High Time Resolution Modeling of Groundwater Levels in the Arch Creek Basin Repetitive Loss Areas: Dr Mike Sukop, Professor Sea Level Solutions Center/Department of Earth and Environment, Florida International University (pptx)


May 4, 2016

Numerical Modeling of Storm Surge: A Developer’s Perspective: Dr David Kelly, Assistant Professor (Research) Coastal Research Lab., International Hurricane Research Center, FIU (pending)


May 4, 2016

South Florida Water Management District’s South Dade Study: Walter Wilcox, Modeling Section Administrator Hydrology & Hydraulics Bureau, South Florida Water Management District (pdf)


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January 27, 2016

Unified Sea Level Rise Projections in Practice

Jayantha Obeysekera, Ph.D.,P.E.,D.WRE, Chief Modeler, South Florida Water Management District (pdf)


June 3, 2015

Picayune Strand Restoration Project: An
accelerated design/build restoration of the
world's largest attempted sub-division

Jaime A. Graulau-Santiago, PhD, PE
Chief, Interagency Modeling Section (pdf)

Water Resources Branch

USACE Jacksonville District


March 18, 2015

Water Resources Planning for Broward County in Response to Climate Change

Samantha Danchuk, PhD, PE, Assistant Director (pdf)

Environmental Planning and Community Resilience

Broward County


December 3, 2014

Using the Brute Force Method to Push Back Flood Water as a result of Sea Level Rise in Miami Beach

Dr Bruce Mowry, City Engineer, Miami Beach Florida (pdf)


August 20, 2014

Modeling Hydrodynamic Effects and Salinity Intrusion

Dr. Eric Swain USGS Water Science Center Fort Lauderdale Florida (pdf)


May 21, 2014

The 2014 Third National Climate Assessment

Dr Chuck Downer Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory - Engineer Research and Development Center, US Army Corps of Engineers (Part 1 pdf, Part 2 pdf)


March 19, 2014

The value and challenges of quatitatively assessing water conservation programs: an example from lawn water restrictions in southeast Florida

Tara Root, Florida Atlantic University (pptx)


November 13, 2013

Saltwater Intrusion – Monitoring

Scott Prinos, Florida Water Science Center - Davie Office

United States Geological Survey


August 14, 2013

Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP): An outsider's inside perspective

Aida Arik, Ecological Engineer, Everglades Foundation (Prezi presentation)


May 8, 2013

Herbert Hoover Dike Rehabilitation – The Importance of Dam Safety in South Florida

Dan Schauer, P.G., Principal, Geosyntec Consultants (pdf)


February 6, 2013

National Science Foundation Water, Sustainability, and Climate Project for South Florida: Hydro-economics and Ecosystems

Mike Sukop, Associate Professor, Florida International University (pptx)


November 14, 2012

Groundwater and Surface Water Conditions in Haiti - an Update since the Earthquake

Steve Krupa, Section Leader, Hydrogeology Group, South Florida Water Management District (pptx)


August 8, 2012

Formation Stratigraphy and Interfingering at the Port of Miami

Steven Dusseault, Senior Supervising Engineer, Parsons Brinckerhoff (pdf)


May 9, 2012

South East Climate Compact: A local government approach for dealing with climate change and sea level rise

Susanne Torriente, Assistant City Manager, City of Fort Lauderdale and Dr. Jennifer Jurado, Director, Broward County Natural Resources Planning and Management Division (pptx)

February 8, 2012

Turkey Point Unit 6 & 7 – Solving Water Challenges

Jena Mier, Florida Power and Light


November 16, 2011

Field Measurements of Groundwater Flow Rate and Flow Direction in the Biscayne Aquifer at L-30

June Mirecki, US Army Corps of Engineers (pdf)


August 3, 2011

"Management of the 2010-2011 drought"

Peter Kwiatkowski, South Florida Water Management District (pdf)


May 18, 2011

USGS Regional Assessment of the Floridan Aquifer System: updating the hydrogeologic framework and underlying hydrologic databases that are being used for future modeling efforts

Lester J. Williams and Joseph D. Hughes, USGS (pdf)


February 16, 2011

Development and Application of Numerical Models for Non-point Source Pollution Control

Charles W. Downer and Billy E. Johnson, Environmental Laboratory, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (Part 1 pdf, Part 2 pdf)


November 17, 2010

Sponsored by Florida Design Drilling (Facebook) and JLA Geosciences: Kevin Kotun/Everglades National Park: "Runoff under the Trail: An Analysis of Flow into Everglades National Park and Big Cypress National Preserves” (pdf file: Contact Kevin for additional information)


September 15, 2010

Sponsored by Florida Design Drilling (Facebook) and in cooperation with the South Florida Association of Environmental Professionals): Kevin Carter and Christopher Pettit/SFWMD: “Numeric Nutrient Criteria Rulemaking for South Florida Waters”


May 19, 2010

Joe Hughes/USGS:
"Salt Water Intrusion in Southeast Florida"
(pdf file)


February 17, 2010

Rick Nevulis P.G., SFWMD Reuse Coordinator:
"Reclaimed Water in South Florida and its Connection with Hydro(geo)logy"
(ppt file: credit the SFWMD if you use any of these slides)


November 18, 2009:

Perspectives on Climate Change: Miami-Dade and Boward Counties

Nancy J. Gassman, PhD
Natural Resources Administrator
Broward County Natural Resources
Planning and Management Division

"South Florida Climate Change and Local Challenges" (pdf)


Douglas Yoder, PhD
Deputy Director
Miami-Dade County Water and Sewer Department

"Climate Change & Water Resources" (pdf)


September 9, 2009

Joe May, P.G., Head, Southeast District Underground Injection Control Section, Florida Department of Environmental Protection: “Aquifer Storage & Recovery: the management, the myth, and the mayhem” (ppt)


May 13, 2009

Tom MacVicar of MacVicar, Federico & Lamb and Calvin Neidrauer of the SFWMD: "Water Management in Southern Florida: Hamilton Disston to Henry Dean" (ppt file: credit the SFWMD if you use any of these slides)


February 25, 2009

Kevin Cunningham of the USGS: “An Introduction to the Hydrology of South Florida”


Injection Well


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