Water Choices VI

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Water Choices VI

Water Choices VI Agenda
Monday, July 29, 2013
Live Oak Pavilion, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton

 8:15 AM Coffee and Registration

8:45 AM Welcome and Plan of the Day
                Welcome from FAU – Dr. Mohammad Ilyas, Interim Dean, FAU College of Engineering
                Plan of the Day – Stan Bronson, Executive Director, Florida Earth Foundation

9:00 AM Innovation through Technology – Moderated by Keith Rizzardi, Professor, St. Thomas University
                Transforming Our Cities: Innovative Approaches for Sustainable Development & Retrofit of Urban Water Infrastructure – Marcus Quigley, Geosyntech Consultants
                Turning Research into Solutions – Alison Tanner, Entrepreneur in Residence, Florida Institute for Commercialization of Public Research

10:30 AM Break

10:45 AM Innovation through Collaboration
                Fostering Collaboration for Smarter Water Management – Michael Sullivan, Director of IBM’s Smarter Planet Water Division

11:30 AM Innovation through Public-Private Partnerships – Moderator, Ernie Cox, President, Family Lands Remembered LLC and Chair, Florida Earth Foundation Board of Directors
                Water Storage through Partnerships - Michael Adams, Owner, Adams Ranch and Jeff Sumner, Director of Agricultural Programs, South Florida Water Management District
                An International Perspective:  Room for the River Program , TBA

12:30 PM Lunch with Simone Filippini, Consul General of the Netherlands, Miami Consulate

1:15 PM Innovation in the Water-Energy Nexus
                Ian Cohen, Environmental Specialist, Environmental Relations & Sustainability, FP&L

2:00 PM Innovation in the Urban Setting – Moderated by Peter Moore, President, Chen-Moore Engineering
                Golf Courses as Water Resources – Chris Campbell, Greg Norman Golf Course Design (Invited)
                Water Parks: New Use of an Old Concept - Brett Cunningham, VP, Jones Edmund Consulting
                Improving Water Use Efficiency in the Landscape – Dr. Mark Slavens, , Scott’s Miracle Grow Corp.

3:00 PM Break

3:15 PM Break-out Sessions – Creating the “Wouldn’t it be cool if…” moment

4:00 PM Reports and Assignments

4:30 PM Adjourn