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Thursday, July 20 • 1:30pm - 3:10pm
OO. Innovative Solutions to Stormwater Management

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This new course for 2017 is intended to provoke “outside-of-the-box thinking”, and our panel of experts will examine many unconventional and some entirely new approaches to managing stormwater! While Florida was a pioneer in the regulation of stormwater – dating back to the establishment of the MSSW program in 1972 – are we too focused on regulation today and missing an opportunity to once again be a pioneer? If we started over today with a blank sheet of paper, how should we address stormwater management?  How would we better target and fund it? Should we/ how do we incentivize harvesting stormwater for water supply? How would “stormwater credit trading”, stormwater “co-ops”, or a “cap and trade” system work? Might we do better in springsheds? This panel will examine a number of “mission-driven”, rather than “regulatory-driven”, alternatives to our current system of stormwater management, and the audience should come prepared to participate in what is sure to be a lively and thought-provoking discussion! 

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Rick Renna

Senior Engineer, Water Resources, Atkins


Drew Bartlett

Deputy Secretary for Ecosystem Restoration, Department of Environmental Protection

Shayne Paynter

Water Resources Technical Manager, Atkins
Interested in all aspects of water resources across Florida: water quality, innovative stormwater management, coastal and riverine bridge hydraulics and modeling, groundwater modeling, infrastructure hydraulics design.
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Ann Shortelle

Executive Director, St. Johns River Water Management District

Carl Spirio

State Drainage Engineer, Department of Transportation
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Mark Thomasson

Vice President, WSource
Environmental Resource PermittingCutting-edge stormwater management and reuseWater policyWater quality credit tradingAquifer recharge and UIC permitting

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