Thanks for joining us for the AWMA 2020 Joint Florida Section,

Coastal Plains and Alabama Chapters

Virtual Technical Conference

Connecting Resiliency and Innovation

Message from the Conference Co-Chairs

 

On behalf of the Florida Section of the Air & Waste Management Association and its Board Members, we are very excited about the AWMA 2020 Joint Florida Section, Coastal Plains and Alabama Chapters Virtual Technical Conference! Due to COVID-19 limitations the Florida Section is partnering with the Coastal Plains and Alabama Chapters to host a joint virtual conference this year. We have a diverse venue of presentations by experienced professionals to keep us all abreast of current industry and regulatory developments. Just when we think we are all caught up with the state of the practice, new issues arise that require us to keep up with the current state of affairs. One of the primary goals of A&WMA is to help keep our members educated to meet new challenges, as well as work with universities and students to continue to help develop and support new professionals to the industry!  And that is the goal of our conference this year!

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Sincerely,

Joe Applegate & Susan Kennedy

Conference Co-Chairs

Thank you for attending the AWMA 2020 Joint Florida Section, Coastal Plains and Alabama Chapters Virtual Technical Conference

The Florida Section and the Coastal Plains and Alabama Chapters had a great turnout for the first ever joint virtual conference held on October 29-30, 2020. The event offerd 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 has been specifically designed to enhance opportunities for networking and discussion with experts in air, water, and waste. In addition, our Young Professionals group looks to continue with their great networking and social events at this year’s conference and our Student programs will feature the Student Poster and Environmental Challenge competitions.

Technical Presentations are available now to those who attended. We look forward to seeing you in 2021!

Technical Program and Presentations

 

We are very excited to offer a robust technical program again this year, with a special focus on resiliency and innovation. Presentations will address the latest technical, regulatory, and policy issues involving air, water, and waste. Detailed descriptions of each session are included in the Agenda (see link below).  Highlights include:

  • Keynote address by Liz Foeller, Director of AWMA International Board
  • FDEP Leadership Roundtable
  • Air Topics Update
  • Waste Management Industry’s Roundtable
  • COVID-19
  • Solar Energy
  • Stabilization Alternatives
  • Renewable Natural Gas
  • 2021 Environmental Policy
  • Student Challenge on Improving Resiliency

 

Agenda and Technical Program


Technical Session Co-Chairs:

Robert Manning – RobertM@hgslaw.com

Kevin Holbrooks – HolbKE@jea.com


 

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 Chair:

Jill Johnson – JJohnson@geosyntec.com

 

Need an Invoice to Sponsor?

Contact:  executive.secretary@flawma.org


 

Thank you 2020 Sponsors!


Florida Section & Conference Platinum Partners


                                                                                              

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                


 Gold Sponsors 


 

 

                                                         

 

                                               

 


Bronze Sponsors


                                                       

 

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 27, 2020, 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 Chair:

Joe Brown – josephb@hgslaw.com


 

 

 

 

Past Clair Fancy Outstanding Leadership and Service Award Recipients

2019 – TBD

2018 – J. Michael Kennedy

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

Outstanding Young Professional Award

We are now accepting nominations for the the Outstanding Young Professional Award. Nominations for this award are due by October 27, 2020, with the award presented to the recipient during the ACE. For a copy of the nomination form, please click the link below.

Upasna Rai, 2019 Recipient

Upasna Rai, 2019 Recipient


Young Professional Award Chair:

Joe Brown – josephb@hgslaw.com


 

 

 

 

 

Past Outstanding Young Professional Award Recipients

2019 – Upasna Rai, Wei Ting Liu 

2018 – Veronica Figueroa

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

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 29, 2020, during the 2020 Air & Waste Management Association’s Joint Florida Section, Coastal Plains and Alabama Chapters Virtual Technical Conference. Deadline for Student Posters: Abstracts must be received by October 15, 2020

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

Call for Student Posters

Student Poster Guidelines

Student Poster Judging Criteria

Student ECi 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)!

Purpose

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

ECi Judging Criteria

2020 ECi Winners!


Have questions?…contact the

Student Program Chair:

Upasna Rai – urai@kooglerassociates.com