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Florida Lake Management Society
31st Annual Virtual Technical Symposium

Program Theme: 
Lake Management: Complex Problems, Scientific Solutions 

The sessions below from our 2020 virtual symposium are available until July 1.

Plenary Session

Session Date:Thursday, August 27, 2020
Session Sponsor:Flatwoods Consulting Group
On Demand Session Link:Taming Harmful Algal Blooms in Lakes: Controlling the Symptoms vs. Controlling the Landscape Causes.
On Demand Q & A Link:Extended Q & A with Dr. Mitsch
Keynote Speaker:Bill Mitsch, Ph.D

Technical Sessions

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Session 1 Date:Friday, September 11, 2020
Session Time:10am – 11:30am
Session Title:Programmatic Lake Management
Session Sponsor:Flatwoods Consulting Group
CEUs:1.5 Engineering PDH
Lee Mullon P.E. and Claudia Listopad Ph.D.Responding to Draft TMDLs – A Successful Approach to Municipal-led Restoration Planning for Lake Orlando
Dan Schmutz M.S. and Devon MooreExplaining and Predicting Lake Levels using Multivariate Statistical Modeling of Temporally-weighted Rainfall and Spatially-explicit Groundwater Production
Patrick GoodwinDeveloping a HAB Management Plan Using the Lake Loading Response Model
Session 2 Date:Friday, September 25, 2020
Session Time:10am – noon
Session Title:Nutrient Removal Innovations
Session Sponsor:Chemtrade Logistics, Inc.
CEUs:1 Engineering PDH
Jason Danaher Ph.D.
Improvements Observed in Downstream Water Quality Since the Construction of the Lake County Water Authority’s Nutrient Reduction Facility.
Lance Lumbard MS, CLP, MBANovel Approaches to Lake Apopka Sediment Management
Chris Fagerstrom, P.E.Pilot Study- Design, Installation and Monitoring of a Small-Scale Downflow Filtered Bioreactor on Howell Creek
Session 3 Date:Friday, October 9, 2020
Session Time:10am – noon
Session Title:Lake Restoration
CEUs:1 DACS Aquatic Weed Control
1.5 Engineering PDH
Session Sponsor:UPL Aquatics
Mark Hoyer M.S.Legacy Herbicides in Lake Sediments are not Preventing the Growth of Submerged Aquatic Plants in Lake Istokpoga
Rolland Fulton Ph.D.30 Years of Water Quality Restoration in the Upper Ocklawaha Basin
Thomas Whitmore Ph.D.Paleolimnological Assessment of Six Lakes on the Kissimmee Chain, with Implications for Restoration of the Kissimmee–Okeechobee–Everglades System
Session 4 Date:Friday, October 23, 2020
Session Time:10am – noon
Session Title:Nutrient Reduction Strategies
Session Sponsor:Lake and Wetland Management
CEUs:1 Engineering PDH
Sean McGlynn Ph.D.Tracking Water Flowing from Sinkholes in Eutrophic Karst Lakes (Lakes Jackson, Iamonia, Munson and Lafayette), to Wakulla Springs with Dye Studies
Sean AhearnIsotope Tracers in Nutrient Source Tracking (NST) of Nitrate, A Different Perspective of Surface and Groundwater Remediation
Jon Dinges & Mike BrittCity of Winter Haven One Water Master Plan
Session 5 Date:Friday, November 6, 2020
Session Time:10am – noon
Session Title:UAVs in Lake Management
Session Sponsor:Leading Edge
CEUs:1.5 DACS Aquatic
1 Engineering PDH
Serge Thomas Ph.D. & Dhruvkumar BhattMerging Bathymetric and Photogrammetric Data to Create Orthomosaic and Digital Surface Model Maps
Bill Reynolds and Gloria EbyThe Operational Use of Unmanned Aircraft for Aerial Imagery and Aerial Herbicide Applications on Phragmites in Seminole County, Florida
Colin LewisUtilizing Drone Technology in Aquatic Plant Management
Ed PageThe Drones are Coming!
Session 6 Date:Friday, December 11, 2020
Session Time:10am – noon
Session Title:Stream and Wetland Research
Session Sponsor:GPI
CEUs:1.5 DACS Aquatic
1 Engineering PDH
Mark Hurst M.S.Determining Minimum Levels (MFLs) for Lakes within the Southwest Water Management District
Mary Szafraniec Ph.D.Converting Urban Canals to Natural Streams to Improve Water Quality, Habitat, and Resilience
Andy CanionWetland Community Mapping Using High-Resolution Satellite Imagery and Machine Learning
Session 7 Date:Friday, January 8, 2021
Session Time:10am – noon
Session Title:Algal Research
Session Sponsor:SePRO
CEUs:1.5 DACS Aquatic
1 Engineering PDH
Barry Rosen Ph.D.Keynote Presentation: HAB
Paul Jones Ph.D.Estimating Abundance of Legacy Nutrients and Dormant Cyanobacteria in Lake Okeechobee Sediments
Ed Weinberg P.E.A Watershed-Wide Treatment Alternative to Restore HABs Impaired Lakes
Session 8 Date:Friday, January 22, 2021
Session Time:10am – noon
Session Title:HAB Control
Session Sponsor:Moleaer
CEUs:1.5 DACS Aquatic
1 Engineering PDH
Patrick GoodwinPreliminary Evaluation of Nanobubblers to Improve Water Quality and Reduce Cyanobacteria Blooms
Christian Ference M.S.Air Nanobubbles as a Chemical-Free Method for Algae Control
Dail Laughinghouse Ph.D.Laboratory-scale evaluation of algaecide effectiveness for control of microcystin-producing cyanobacteria from Lake Okeechobee, Florida
Forrest LeflerCommon bloom-forming cyanobacteria of South Florida
Maximiliano BarbosaEffects of Glyphosate (Rodeo) on the Growth of Planktonic Cyanobacteria
Session 9 Date:Friday, February 12, 2021
Session Time:10am – noon
Session Title:State Programmatic Lake Management
Session Sponsor:Xylem, Inc.
CEUs:1 DACS Aquatic
1 Engineering PDH
Nia Wellendorf M.S.Lake Vegetation Index Survey Results for Florida DEP Reference Lakes
Denise MillerUsing the Watershed Information Network (WIN)
Jan AllynUsing Water-CAT to Find Water Data and Make Yours More Discoverable
Session 10 Date:Friday, February 26, 2021
Session Time:10am – noon
Session Title:Water Resource Management
Session Sponsor:Syngenta
CEUs:1 DACS Aquatic
2 Engineering PDHs
Erich Marzolf Ph.D.Can Solar Farms Assist Water Resource Management?
Harvey Harper Ph.D., P.E.Evolution of Sediment Inactivation in Florida Lakes–Impacts on Longevity
Camile CarrollHydrology and littoral vegetation in the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes
Jing Guan Ph.D.Quantifying the Effects of Water Depth on the Recovery and Regrowth of Submersed Aquatic Vegetation in Lake Okeechobee
Andrew HoodOptimizing Nutrient Removal from Stormwater ponds by Incorporating Innovative Bio-filtration Systems
Session 11 Date:Friday, March 12, 2021
Session Time:10am – noon
Session Title:Current State of Aquatic Plant Management in Florida
Special Note:This session is free to all!!!! A special link will be set up to register for this session. If you are already registered for the technical series, you DO NOT need to re-register.
CEUS:1.5 Engineering PDHs
Presenters:Round Table Discussion & Q&A with focus on current trends in herbicide treatment
Beacham FurseLyn Gettys, Ph.D
Jason FerrellMark Hoyer
Ron HartRory Roten, Ph.D
Jason DotsonMatt Phillips

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