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Friday, July 21 • 8:30am - 10:10am
LL. Using Public Private Partnerships to Solve Water Challenges

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LL.  USING PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS TO SOLVE FLORIDA’S WATER CHALLENGES

Florida is faced with significant water shortages projected to be an estimated 2 billion gallons per day by 2025 unless proactive action is taken. Florida is also confronting significant water quality challenges, including meeting recently enacted Numeric Nutrient Criteria, TMDLs and restoration targets. How can the private sector help public entities with these issues? Part of the solution may be the development of long-term contractual arrangements between public utilities and private land owners in the storage, production, reuse and treatment of water. The panel will discuss advantages and difficulties in developing public-private partnerships, recent legislative changes at the state and federal level, and success stories in meeting Florida’s future water needs. This is a very timely and highly recommended course!

Moderators
avatar for John Fumero

John Fumero

Shareholder, Nason Yeager Gerson & Fumero
John J. Fumero has over 30 years of experience in the areas of environmental, land use, administrative and local governmental law. Mr. Fumero, formerly General Counsel of the South Florida Water Management District, provides strategic counsel to landowners, developers, industry, agriculture... Read More →

Speakers
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Ernie Cox

President, Family Lands Remembered, LLC
JF

John Fiveash

CEO, National Stormwater Trust, Inc.
John Fiveash is the CEO of National Stormwater Trust, Inc. (NST) and a partner at Steinmeyer Fiveash LLP. NST is a stormwater management company that recently partnered with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to provide regional, offsite stormwater treatment services... Read More →
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Pat Lehman

Executive Director, Peace River Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority


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