AWRA 2012 Annual Conference
Preliminary Program

Final ProgramWelcome to Jacksonville and Florida's First Coast! The Florida State Section of the American Water Resources Association is proud to host the 2012 AWRA Annual Water Resources Conference. A great program has been assembled full of information on the latest water resources topics, along with four days of productive community building, conversation, and connections while enjoying all that Jacksonville and the First Coast of Florida has to offer.

Jacksonville - 2012 Annual ConferenceConference sessions cover a wide range of water resources topics including Climate Change, Information Management and Tools, Forest Hydrology, Water and Energy, Water Quality, Agricultural Hydrology etc. Several regional topics tracks provide an opportunity for water resources professionals in the Deep South and Florida to tell you about issues in this region. Other special topics include Eco-Hydrology, Reservoir Science, The USGS National Hydrologic Model, Floridan Aquifer under Siege, Florida Springs and several others. Our goal was to create a program that provides you with lessons learned, insights, and tools relevant to issues, problems, and opportunities in your region. We also hope you will take advantage of a number of opportunities to interact with exhibitors and presenters, including the Opening Networking Reception, numerous coffee breaks, the Exhibit Hall, the AWRA Awards Luncheon, and a special evening on the St. Johns River. All AWRA conferences provide unique opportunities for all members of the water resources community to network and exchange information and we feel the relaxed setting along the beautiful St. Johns River will set the stage for a very productive, enjoyable, and informative week.

Whether you have visited Jacksonville before or this is your first time, we also encourage you to stay a few extra days and take in what is truly the most beautiful part of a beautiful state. The area surrounding Jacksonville is home to a wide array of unique natural areas including beaches, rivers, and wetlands. If you are a golfer there is no better place than the Jacksonville area. The city itself offers museums, unique dining and shopping experiences, exciting nightlife, and vibrant performing arts.

Welcome again to beautiful Jacksonville and the 2012 AWRA Annual Water Resources Conference!

Stephen Nix Michael DelCharco Chris Martinez
Stephan J. Nix
General Conference Chair
Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, TX
Michael DelCharco
Technical Program Co-Chair
Taylor Engineering
Jacksonville, FL
Chris Martinez
Technical Program Co-Chair
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL