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Take part in a week’s worth of events with guest speakers to help you understand the impacts our changing climate is having on the Sunshine State. Hear from industry leaders and front-line advocates about the effects climate change is having in your community, and how to become a part of the solution to ensure a sustainable planet for future generations.

All FCW events will be virtual and FREE to access. Find sessions based on your interests in the Florida Climate Week interactive platform. Ask questions, network with other attendees, and so much more. Register for one or all events from the convenience of home


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The conversation series includes four webinars that will explore various aspects of injustices through the lens of climate change. ALL are welcome in the audience - UM community and beyond - please join us! 

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 11:00 AM - 1:10 PM (EDT)

Building on Sessions 1 and 2, the final session in the 20-21 Series on Resiliency and Sea Level Rise looks at a changing climate and the land uses that speed forward while regulations and other water quality solutions lag behind. This session discusses the good, the bad, and the ugly of increasing rain events, and population (regardless of thoughtful land planning). We explore the need to update storm water regulations to address increasing quantities of water and human waste  (as a by-product and for use in commercial agricultural products), where it winds up – and the harmful algal blooms that result. There are regulations. There are solutions. But when the rain comes, are they enough to protect the aquatic life and endangered species that need clean water to live?

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION: Ruth Holmes, Esq., Martin County Attorney's Office, Stuart

WATER QUALITY: Ruth Holmes, Esq., Martin County Attorney's Office, Stuart | Douglas MacLaughlin, Esq., Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach | Anne Murray, PG, CPG, Martin County Utilities & Solid Waste, Stuart

LAKE OKEECHOBEE REGULATION AND THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT: Jaclyn Lopez, Center for Biological Diversity, St. Petersburg

STORMWATER RULEMAKING: Susan Roeder Martin, Nason Yeager Gerson Harris & Fumero, Boca Raton

POST LEGISLATIVE SESSION WRAP-UP: Brendan Mackesey, Pinellas County Attorney's Office, Clearwater

Q&A AND CLOSING: Ruth Holmes, Esq., Martin County Attorney's Office, Stuart

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Hosted by the Florida Section, ACE 2021 will unite professionals from major industry, private sector, consulting, government and education for an exciting event that will explore the ever-expanding environmental challenges and provide solutions to becoming and remaining resilient for tomorrow.

ACE 2021 will be held in a fully-virtual, interactive format to ensure the safety of all attendees, volunteers, and employees.  Technical content will be delivered through many livestream sessions, on-demand videos and recorded presentations, and we will be adding interactive Q & A and networking opportunities for authors, attendees, sponsors, and exhibitors.

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