Join Us For The

Florida Section A&WMA

54th Annual Conference & Exhibition

“Waves of Change: Oceans of Opportunity”

THANK YOU to all who attended the 2018 Annual Florida Section Conference!

On behalf of the entire conference committee we would like to thank all attendees who were able to participate in the 54th Annual Conference and Exhibition (ACE) held on October 23-24, 2018 in Jupiter at the Jupiter Beach Resport. It’s your participation, year after year that makes our event such a tremendous success. As promised, the event provided a number of technical presentations by leaders in their fields, covering a broad range of the hottest issues with participation by representatives from regulatory agencies around Florida, including the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). The conference was specifically designed to enhance opportunities for networking and discussion with experts in air, water, and waste. In addition, our Young Professionals group had a great networking and social event at this year’s conference and our student programs feature the Student Poster and Environmental Challenge competitions.

Available conference technical presentations can be accessed using the button below. Again, we thank everyone very much for your participation and look forward to seeing you next year in Tallahassee!


The 2018 Annual Conference Technical Presentations have just been posted!

Have General Conference Questions?

Contact the Conference Co-Chairs:

Christina Akly –

Byron Burrows –





Accommodations for this year’s event will be hosted by the Jupiter Beach Resort and Spa. Our conference room rate is $139/night plus parking and applicable taxes. When you contact the hotel by phone, ask for the “Florida A&WMA Annual Conference Rate.” The online booking code is FLAWMA1021. Book your rooms at the link below before September 30th to secure this room rate.


Jupiter Beach Resort and Spa
5 North Highway A-1-A
Jupiter, Florida 33477
(561) 746-2511

Residence Inn by Marriott

Jupiter Beach Resort

Technical Program and Presentations

There is a robust technical program planned again for this year with the preliminary agenda taking shape to address technical and regulatory air, water, and waste issues. Topics for this year’s conference will include:

  • Air Permitting 101
  • Air Quality Hot Topics
  • Coal Combustion Residuals/Hydrologic Connection/Effluent Limitation Guidelines
  • FDEP Leadership Roundtable
  • Look-Back at 2018 Legislative Session; Look-Ahead to 2019
  • Local Environmental Agencies Panel
  • Sea Level Rise/Resiliency Forum
  • Waste Recycling Roundtable
  • Water Management Challenges in South Florida

Agenda and Technical Program

Interested in the Waste-to-Energy Facility Tour?

Technical Session Co-Chairs:

Manita Moutrie –

Joe Brown –




Please Join Us For The Student-Mentor Breakfast

Interested in learning more about the 3rd Annual YP Networking Event?

Interested in Sponsoring This Year’s Event?

As a sponsor, you will ensure valued participation at the ACE, which is important for a robust and meaningful discussion of emerging topics. The Section also uses sponsorship funds to provide scholarships to students who represent the Section at competitions held at the International Conference and for Section leadership training. As a sponsor, you will be given an opportunity to reach out to all of those attending through a display in the exhibition area, and the Section will recognize your company at the conference and through the Section’s website.

Please make plans to participate in the conference this year and to support the Florida Section as a sponsor. The Section sincerely appreciates your consideration of this request as sponsorship opportunities are still available!

Sponsorship Registration & Payment

Sponsorship Form

Sponsorship Co-Chairs:

Joe Applegate
(850) 666-5748

Jill Johnson

Need an Invoice to Sponsor?



2018 Sponsors

Florida Section & Conference Platinum Partners

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Student Sponsors/Supporters





Clair Fancy Outstanding Leadership and Service Award

We are accepting nominations for the the Clair Fancy Outstanding Leadership and Service Award now. Nominations for this award are due by October 5, 2018, with the award presented to the recipient during the ACE. For a copy of the nomination form, please click the link below.

Clair Fancy Award Information & Nomination Form


Clair Fancy Award Chair:

Joe Brown –





Past Clair Fancy Outstanding Leadership and Service Award Recipients

2017 – Kevin Washington

2016 – Chris Spire

2015 – Mary Archer

2014 – Mike Markey

2013 – Max Lee

2012 – Liz Foeller

2011 – Dennis Mitchell

2010 – Jordan Haywood

2009 – Bruno Ferraro

2008 – Kathy Lockhart

2007 – Becky Heilman

2005 – Dr. David Cooper

Outstanding Young Professional Award

We are now accepting nominations for the the Outstanding Young Professional Award. Nominations for this award are due by October 5, 2018, with the award presented to the recipient during the ACE. For a copy of the nomination form, please click the link below.

Young Professional Award Information & Nomination Form


Young Professional Award Chair:

Joe Brown –







Students….We Need Your Participation!

Your participation is critical at our Florida Section ACE, and the benefits are huge. You will have featured opportunities to present before industry professionals and show-off your skills, participate in young professional events, and network to build your external reputation. If you are not already an A&WMA member, please find information regarding student membership protocol on the Students page.

Student Posters

University/college students are invited to submit abstracts on topics of environmental interest for presentation at a Student Poster Session to be held on October 23, 2018, during the Florida Air & Waste Management Association’s 54th Annual Conference and Exhibition. Abstracts must be received by midnight on October 17, 2018.

For more information about the call for Student Posters or Student Poster Guidelines, click the buttons below.

Call for Student Posters 

Student Poster Guidelines 


This Just In!

The  Student Volunteer Information and Sign-Up Form includes information on how students can register and attend the conference for FREE, by participating in the conference OR volunteering to help with registration and/or technical sessions monitoring. Click the button below for more information about participating and volunteering in our event this year.

Student Volunteer Form 


Student EC Competition

University students, can you solve… The Environmental Challenge
A Competition for University Students

Attention!  Given the complexity of the problem, we encourage students from both engineering science and law to collaborate to form a stronger presentation. There are no school boundaries meaning your team can be comprised of students from various universities. It is up to you to build the best team (3 to 5 talented students)!



The Environmental Challenge gives student teams the opportunity to develop solutions to an environmental problem and have the experience of presenting their solution to a panel of environmental professionals. We do not give you a lot of numbers to crunch. We are more interested to hear about the issues involved, how you interpreted the problem, how you got to your conclusions, and how well you can communicate and defend your thoughts. We want you to learn and have fun! This exercise gives us all a chance to participate and gets the professionals of tomorrow to interact with the professionals of today.

The Environmental Challenge










Have questions?…contact the

Education Director:

Upasna Rai –