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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