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Mary Beth Hartman
CES Conference & Outreach Coordinator
Phone:(954) 236-1203
Email: mhartman@fau.edu

2018 DRAFT AGENDA

Wednesday, May 23

Students and faculty arrive from The Netherlands.

Thursday, May 24

Introductory Lectures at the South Florida Water Management (SFWMD)

11:00 - 11:30am

Travel to SFWMD

11:30am

Students arrive at SFWMD for Security

12:00-1:00pm

Lunch at Gun Club Café (on your own)

1:00-4:00pm

Introductory Lectures in the B-1 Storch Room

  • Overview of the Central and Southern Florida Water Management System – Matahel Ansar
  • Everglades Overview  – Fred Sklar
  • Introduction to modeling at SFWMD – Akin Owosina

4:15 - 4:45pm

Travel to West Palm Beach

Friday, May 25

Lake Okeechobee & Kissimmee River and Construction Tour (Riverwoods)

8:00 - 10:30am

Travel to the Riverwoods Field Lab on the Kissimmee River

 10:30am - 2:30pm

Kissimmee River Research: Development and Evaluation of Large-scale Ecological Restoration - Lawrence Glenn & Kissimmee River Tour via Pontoon Boat – Loisa Kerwin

2:30 - 4:30pm

Travel to Lake Okeechobee (Port Mayaca Lock & Dam) 

 4:30-5:00pm

 Overview of Lake Okeechobee: Instructor – Lawrence Glenn 

5:00-6:15pm

Travel to West Palm Beach

Saturday, May 26, Sunday, May 27 & Monday, May 28 (Memorial Day) – Free Days

Tuesday, May 29

USGS Lectures in Davie – Location: Davie West, DW-107 (Lunch provided)

7:30-9:00am

Travel from West Palm Beach to the FAU Davie Campus   

9:00am-5:00pm

USGS Lectures

  • Making a Numerical Model an Effective Prediction Tool in the Everglades – Eric Swain
  • Water, Energy and Carbon Cycling in Greater Everglades – Barclay Shoemaker
  • Everglades Species Model Predictions Across Near-Term Depth Forecasts – James Beerens
  • Sensors as Proxies for Carbon, Mercury, and Nitrate in Southwest Florida - Amanda Booth
  • Alligators and Crocodiles as Indicators of Everglades Restoration, Linking Ecology and Hydrology - Laura Brandt
  • Invasive Species: Reptiles and Amphibians… Where Are We Now? – Brian J. Smith

5:00pm – 6:30pm

Return trip from Davie to West Palm Beach  

Wednesday, May 30

USGS Lectures in Davie – Location: Davie West DW-107 (Lunch provided)

8:00-9:00am

Travel from West Palm Beach to the FAU Davie Campus 

9:00am-5:00pm

USGS Lectures

  • Monitoring Freshwater Flows to the Coastal Everglades in Response to Restoration Efforts – Eric Carlson
  • Active Surface-Water Routing in Hydrologic Models of Highly Managed Urban and Wetland Environments – Jeremey Decker
  • Predictions and Projections of Future Precipitation in South Florida – Johnna Infanti
  • Near Real-Time Spatial, Hydrological, and Ecological Forecasting for Natural Resource Decision Support – Leonard Pearlstine
  • Forecasting Ecological and Hydrologic Futures for Everglades Restoration Planning – Stephanie Romanach

5:00pm – 6:30pm

Return trip from Davie to West Palm Beach 

Thursday, May 31

Morning Field trip to Green Cay Wetlands; Afternoon - Loxahatchee Impoundment Landscape Assessment (LILA)

7:50-8:50am

Travel to Green Cay Wetlands

9:00-9:45pm

Tour of Green Cay Wetlands

9:45am-10:30am

Presentations in the Green Cay Visitor Center

10:30-11:30am

Tour of PBC Southern Region Water Reclamation Facility

11:30-11:45am

Travel to Nearby Lunch Location

11:45am-1:00pm

Lunch (on your own)

1:00-1:15pm

Travel to Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

1:15-1:30pm

Walk along swamp boardwalk and bathrooms

1:30 -4:00pm

Loxahatchee Impoundment Landscape Assessment (LILA) project visit 

A Sculpted River of Grass: Harnessing the Power of a Model - Eric Cline & Fred Sklar

LILA Map and Macrocosms Over Time

4:00pm-5:15pm

 Travel to West Palm Beach

Friday June 1

Morning Field trip to STA 1E and S-319 Pump Station & Palm Beach Aggregates; Afternoon networking poster session at SFWMD (Schedule subject to change)

8:10 - 9:00am

Travel to STA 1E & S-319 Pump Station

9:00 - 10:45am

Tour of STA 1E & S-319 Pump Station – Luis Bianchi, Delia Ivanoff & Nathan Ralph

10:45 - 11:00am

Travel to Palm Beach Aggregates

11:30am - 12:30pm

Overview & Tour: Palm Beach Aggregates, C-51 & L8 Reservoirs – Ernie Cox

12:30 - 1:00pm

Travel to the SFMWD

1:00 - 2:00pm

Lunch at Gun Club Café (on your own) 

2:00 - 4:00pm

IHE Delft Student Poster Session  - SFWMD Lobby

4:15 - 4:45pm

Return to West Palm Beach

Saturday, June 2

Everglades National Park (ENP) & Sawgrass Mills Mall

7:10 - 9:30am

Travel to Tamiami Trail Shark Valley Visitor Center

9:30am – 10:30am

Drive to View and Discuss- Modified Water Deliveries/Bridge and Road Modifications - Charles Borders, NPS 

10:30am - 12:30am

Miccosukee Indian Village – Airboat Rides & Lunch

12:30am - 1:00pm

Visit Shark Valley Visitor Center 

11:00pm – 2:00pm

 Guided walk with ENP Interpretive Ranger  

2:00 – 3:15pm

Travel to Sawgrass Mills Mall

2:30pm – 5:30pm

Shopping at Sawgrass Mills Mall

5:30 – 6:30pm

Travel to West Palm Beach  

Sunday, June 3 – Free day

Monday, June 4

City of Ft. Lauderdale Sea Level Rise Tour


10:15 - 11:45am

Travel to Ft. Lauderdale (brown bag lunch at FAU) 

12:00-3:00pm

Presentation at City Hall: The Challenges to Building a Resilient Community, Followed by multiple site visits- Nancy Gassman 

3:00-5:00pm 

Local attractions in Downtown Fort Lauderdale

5:00-6:30pm

Return to West Palm Beach 

Tuesday, June 5

Morning Lectures at SFWMD; Afternoon hands-on tour & job shadowing/mentoring; Lunch at Gun Club Café (on your own) 

8:15 - 8:45am

Travel to SFWMD

 9:00 - 4:30pm

Lectures in the Storch Room & EOC

  • Managing Complexity: Applying the Right Model for the Task - Walter Wilcox
  • CFD Modeling of structures - Matahel Ansar
  • Inverse Modeling and its applications - Alaa Ali
  • Parameter Estimation using PEST - Dave Welter

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    GIS/Remote Sensing at SFWMD - Rick Householder
  • Tours of Control Room, Job Shadowing, Research Exchange - Paul Linton/Matahel Ansar
4:45 - 5:15pm

Travel to West Palm Beach

Wednesday, June 6

Morning Lectures, Afternoon Water Management Exercise & Closing Ceremonies at SFMWD  

8:15 - 8:45am

Travel to SFWMD

 9:00 - 3:00pm
Lectures in the B-1 Storch Room & EMD Training Room
  • Operational Planning - Jenifer Barnes & Cal Neidrauer
  • Lake Okeechobee/Watershed Modeling - Joyce Zhang
  • Lake/Wetland Hydrodynamic Modeling - Joyce Zhang
  • Water Management Exercise - 

  • Are you smarter than a water manager? – Cal Neidrauer
3:00 - 4:00pm 

Closing Ceremony w/Certificates in the B1 Storch Room 

4:30 - 5:30pm

Travel to West Palm Beach

 

Thursday, June 7

Debriefing and Depart for trip home 



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