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1 Florida Water Quality Monitoring Council Retreat Cocoa Beach, Florida Welcome to.. Thank you for coming!

2 Florida Water Quality Monitoring Council Retreat Goals Leesa Souto, Director of Public Education Programs Stormwater Management Academy

3 Retreat Goal The goal of the Floridas water quality monitoring council retreat is to foster collaboration, communication and cooperation among the water quality monitoring community, thereby facilitating improved efficiency and management of Florida's water resources. The retreat will strive to accomplish this goal by…

4 Retreat Objectives Encouraging diverse stakeholder interaction and input Visualizing an ideal water monitoring community Identifying issues that can be better addressed cooperatively Agreeing on the process and committing to proceed

5 Objective 1:Encouraging diverse stakeholder interaction and input Issues common to multiple audiences Solutions require collaboration and information sharing Diverse viewpoints and experiences provide greater credibility Together we can accomplish more than we can accomplish individually.

6 Objective 2: Visualizing an ideal water monitoring community Encourage creative thought processes Remember why you wanted to protect water resources in the first place. Start thinking about what a perfect monitoring community looks like.

7 Objective 3: Identifying issues that can be better addressed cooperatively Telephone interviews On-line survey Continued here during facilitated exercises Continuous and challenging process

8 Objective 4: Agreeing on the process and committing to proceed Focus on the process, not the solution Two more retreats over the next year to continue this effort. Day twos agenda will identify the projects and resources to continue Weve only just begun…

9 Were here to help Retreat Planning Committee Leesa Souto, Stormwater Mgmt Acad Margo Andrews, TetraTech Inc Charles Barr, The Ocean Conservancy Elise Cassie, Editype Inc Maryann Civil, Cocoa Beach Green Business Catherine Corbett, Charlotte Harbor NEP Bob Day, Indian River Lagoon NEP Naomi Duerr, Desert Pacific Inc Joe Hall, US EPA Joe King, FDEP Eric Livingston, FDEP Abby Markowitz, Tetra Tech Inc Ellen McCarron, FDEP Kate Muldoon, FDEP Judy Ott, FDEP Aquatic Preserves Lora Saunders, Brevard County Seba Sheavly, The Ocean Conservancy Marty Wanielista, Stormwater Mgmt Acad. Bill Watkins, SJRWMD-WAV Facilitators and Support Crew Carolina Alvarez, Brevard County Gisely Curet, Stormwater Mgmt Acad. Cathy Dinh, Stormwater Mgmt Acad. Ed Garland, SJRWMD Linda Green, URI Gayle Hoffman, Brevard County Jennifer McDaniel, Stormwater Mgmt Acad.


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