NEWS – September 2016 – 16th Annual Conference in Florida, Orlando

For fifteen years the American Ground Water Trust has held an annual groundwater issues conference in Florida.  In the early years the program alternated between Orlando & Tampa.  For the last decade the conference has been on Orlando every September.
This year was the 16th two-day conference, attracting 150 participants.  Each year the program highlights management issues that are of particular concern.  The 2016 program included presentations about the implications of rising sea level, new impetus for Aquifer Storage Recovery projects and advances in groundwater modeling.
The program presenters were
~ Bob Verrastro, Lead Hydrogeologist, SFWMD, West Palm Beach, FL
~ Dr. Virginia Walsh, Chief of Hydrogeology, Miami-Dade Water & Sewer Dept., Miami, FL
~ Brian Armstrong, Executive Director, Southwest Florida Water Management District, Tampa, FL
~ Joe Haberfeld, UIC Program, Florida DEP, Tallahassee, FL
~ Dr. June Mirecki, Senior Hydrogeologist, US Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville, FL
~ Dr. Robert G. Maliva, Principal Hydrogeologist, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff, Fort Myers, FL
~ Albert Muniz, Vice-President, Hazen and Sawyer, Boca Raton, FL
~ Dan Ringdahl, President, Florida Design Drilling, West Palm Beach, FL
~ Eric Olsen, Shareholder, Hopping Green & Sams, Tallahassee, FL
~ David MacIntyre, President, AquaSciTech Consulting, PLLC, Ocoee, FL
~ Clint Kromhout, FDEP - Florida Geological Survey, Tallahassee, FL
~ Aaron Collier, Hydrogeologist, Collier Consulting, Stephenville, TX 
~ Mark McNeal, CEO, ASRus, LLC, Tampa, FL
~ Scott Laidlaw, Bureau Chief, St. Johns River Water Management District, Palatka, FL
~ Donald Ellison, Senior Professional Geologist, SWFWMD, Brooksville, FL 
~ Lisann Morris, Senior Professional, SWFWMD, Brooksville. FL  
~ Michael Alfieri, Director of Hydrogeologic Services, WRA, Tampa, FL
~ Mike Weatherby, CEO, HydroGeo Consulting LLC, Tampa, FL
~ Mike Hancock, Water Resources Division, SWFWMD, Brooksville, FL
~ Greg Munson, Attorney, Shareholder, Gunster Law Firm, Tallahassee, FL
~ Dr. William Hutchings, Senior Hydrogeologist, GHD, Ft Myers, FL
~ Dr. John Lisle, Microbial Ecologist, US Geological Survey, St. Petersburg, FL
~ Renee Murch, Senior Water Resources Engineer, INTERA, Tampa, FL
~ Dr. Michael Sukop, Professor, Florida International University, Miami, FL
~ Dave Smith, Principal Scientist CDM Smith, Boca Raton, FL
~ Boyd Gunsalus, Manager, Water Farming Pilot Project, SFWMD, West Palm Beach, FL
~ David Pyne, President, ASR Systems, Gainesville, FL
These logos represent the companies that provided sponsorship support for the 2016 Orlando Groundwater Conference.  
The day following the groundwater issues conference the American Ground Water Trust held a workshop focused on pump selection, intelligent pump controls and the basics of water well design, operation and performance.