Marine Resources Council

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2022 MRC Low Impact Development Conference

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Dr. Leesa Souto, MRC Executive Director
“The October 2022 MRC Low Impact Development Conference was a fantastic demonstration of community commitment and excitement as over 150 attendees worked in 23 planning teams to prioritize how to revise and update land development regulations and building codes to accommodate the use of Low Impact Development (LID) and Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI).”
UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
The Nature Conservancy
On the first day of the conference, Dr. Eban Bean of the University of Florida and Ms. Lesley Bertolotti of The Nature Conservancy presented and facilitated a group workshop, guiding attendees through a new audit tool funded by the FDEP that helps identify areas of existing building codes and land development regulations that could be modified to accommodate LID/GSI. Teams worked together to answer 40 questions about community issues and public support for the implementation of innovative stormwater tools.

Low Impact Development Resources

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Code Audit Tool

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Eban Z Bean
Eban Z. Bean, Ph.D., P.E., Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist, Urban Water Resources Engineering
“We aspire to create a legacy of sustainable and effective stormwater management across Florida by improving the way development occurs at the local level. Helping communities improve their codes will be a significant piece of that legacy. The MRC Low Impact Development Conference helped us take a major step forward with sharing and continuing to improve our Code Audit tools. We sincerely appreciate the participation of everyone that attended and hope that you will continue the momentum from this conference by completing a partial or complete audit of your community’s codes. Attendees are encouraged to reach out to us with any questions or assistance that we can provide.” Email: ezbean@ufl.edu

Senator Debbie Mayfield began day 2 of the Marine Resources Council LID Conference examining the Clean Waterways Act and the need to achieve water quality improvements by improving stormwater management, requiring wastewater upgrades, septic tanks, and source controls. She was followed by Virginia Barker, Brevard County Natural Resources, who presented the update on the statewide Stormwater rule required as part of the Clean Waterways Act.

Low Impact Development Resources

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Critical Winter Haven Code Update Every Municipality and County Should Consider

* Developers MUST match Pre/Post Construction Discharge RATE and VOLUME *

Alachua County Stormwater Treatment Manual: Great Example of Adopting LID Into Code

Save the Date!

2023 Low Impact Development Conference
April 20 & 21, 2023

MRC is pleased to partner with Martin Wanielista, PhD, PE, Ferguson Waterworks, & Streamline Technologies to announce the 2023 Low Impact Development Conference, Thursday & Friday, April 20 & 21, in Rockledge, FL, which will focus on LID/GI Design, Modeling, and Maintenance.
ICPR4
Pete Singhofen invites you to a mini-workshop during the conference featuring the new ICPR4 water quality and green stormwater infrastructure module.

What's New with ICPR4?

This is an exciting update! Physical processes associated with infiltration/percolation and evapotranspiration are modeled instead of relying on empirically based performance curves.

Registration will open soon for the MRC 2023 LID Conference, please stay tuned.

Questions?

Contact Conference Manager, Steve Sharkey

Call: 321.978.8862 ~ Email: sharkeymrc@gmail.com

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Fun Photos from the 2022 LID Conference

Thank You Sponsors & Contributing Partners

Ferguson Waterworks

Title Sponsor • Exhibitor • Presenter • Tech Talk
Ferguson.com

Ferguson Waterworks is driving sustainable product innovation and helping customers achieve their sustainability goals. As a company, we embrace the opportunity to extend a hand, leave our mark and help build a better world.

UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Title Sponsor • Presenter
ifas.ufl.edu

The Nature Conservancy

Sponsor • Presenter
nature.org

Florida Power & Light Company

Lunch Sponsor
FPL.com

Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) understands customers care deeply about the environment and not only want affordable, reliable power, but also clean energy today and in the future. That’s why we go the extra mile to protect the air we breathe, the water and land we use, and the plants and animals that share our planet.

Streamline Technologies

Sponsor • Exhibitor • Tech Talk • Open Panel
Streamlinetechnologies.com

Streamline Technologies (SLT) is a software development firm specializing in integrated 1d/2d surface water and groundwater modeling. Our flagship product, ICPR, is a nationally accepted hydraulics model by FEMA for NFIP applications and is used for modeling complex urban stormwater management systems, natural riverine systems, interconnected pond and lake systems, green infrastructure, and highly managed water resource systems. ICPR also powers our new Real-Time Flood Forecasting (RTFF) system used to predict flooding at the street and house level 2–4 days in advance.

Environmental Conservation Solutions

Exhibitor
ecs-water.com

Geosyntec Consultants

Beverage Sponsor
geosyntec.com

Storm Trap

Exhibitor
stormtrap.com

Advanced Drainage Systems

Sponsor • Exhibitor • Tech Talk
adspipe.com

Debbie Mayfield

Presenter
debbiemayfield.com

Winter Haven: The Chain of Lakes City

Presenter • Open Panel
mywinterhaven.com

Florida Specifier

Marketing Sponsor
enviro-net.com

The Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience, Stetson University

Presenter • Open Panel
stetson.edu

Alachua County Environmental Protection

Presenter • Open Panel
alachuacounty.us

Cutwater Spirits

Reception Sponsor
cutwaterspirits.com

Nutrl

Reception Sponsor
nutrlusa.com

WFIT 89.5 FM

Marketing Sponsor
wfit.org

Zenwater

Beverage Sponsor
zenwtr.com

Hilton Melbourne Beach Oceanfront

Lodging Partner
hilton.com

The Marine Resources Council of East Florida, Inc. (MRC) is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve water quality and to protect and restore the fish and wildlife resources of the Indian River Lagoon, coastal waters, inshore reefs, and the watershed by advocating and using sound science, education, and the involvement of the public at large. MRC’s Federal Tax ID Number is 59-3030066. Contributions to MRC may be eligible for a tax deduction in the U.S.A.; please consult your tax advisor for eligibility.