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27th Annual SWFL Water Resources Conference
February 2, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
27th Annual Southwest Florida Water Resources Conference
Pelican Preserve (Magnolia Room), 10561 Veneto Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33913
This year’s theme “The Changing Climate of Regulation and Funding” recognizes the dramatic political transformations that have occurred in recent years at both the state and national level. Shifts in governance philosophy translate to changes in policies and budget priorities. Similarly, regulatory and enforcement rollbacks change the constraints and incentives faced by both the public and private sectors. At the same time as government changes are occurring, so are consumer demands and legal accountability.
As always, we have arranged for presentations by some of the leading experts in water resources, government policy, and funding programs. The roster of speakers will include some of the top decision-makers responsible for water resource planning and management in Florida.
The conference brings together researchers, managers, agency staff, consultants, and other interested parties to discuss ongoing technical and social research and innovative projects, to share ideas, and to increase awareness of the issues of water supply, water use efficiency, waterbody protection, watershed health, and environmental sustainability facing Florida.
As has become its tradition, the conference is Florida’s premier student poster contest for water resources students statewide. Cash prizes are offered for the best research posters, with first, second, and third-place awards in two divisions, graduate students and undergraduate/high school students.
For more information, visit https://www.swfwrc.org.