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Project Title: Independent Scientific Review of Everglades Restoration Progress

PIN: DELS-WSTB-13-04         

Major Unit:
Division on Earth and Life Studies

Sub Unit:
Board on Environmental Studies & Toxicology
Water Science and Technology Board

Johnson, Stephanie

Subject/Focus Area:
Environment and Environmental Studies

Independent Scientific Review of Everglades Restoration Progress
November 16, 2015 - November 18, 2015
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Brendan McGovern
Phone: 202-334-2496
Fax: 202-334-1961


Committee on Independent Scientific Review of Everglades Restoration Progress

Second Meeting of CISRERP VI
Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
November 16-18, 2015

Draft Agenda

Monday, November 16


Field trip to Western Everglades Natural Areas
***Seats for the public are extremely limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Please sign up at Individuals must provide their own transportation.

7:30 a.m. Committee departs from hotel

8:30 a.m. Field trip participants meet at the Mile Marker 51 Recreational Area in Big Cypress National Preserve
• Mile Marker 51 Recreational Area is 26.7 miles west of the I-75 toll plaza. Use caution not to pass the Recreational Area access because the next safe turnaround is approximately 12-miles westward at Mile Marker 63.

9:45 a.m. Airboat departure to Western Everglades Natural Areas
• Observe impacted and unimpacted areas
• Lunch at Game Warden Island
• Discussion and sharing of Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) and tree islands history as a community meeting place.
• Travel north to observe canal influences on the WCA-3A vegetation, ecology and hydrology.

4:30 p.m. Return to airboat launch and departure

Tuesday, November 17

OPEN SESSION (Everyone welcome)

8:30 a.m. Welcome and Introductions David Ashley, chair

8:40 a.m. Overview of Everglades Water Budgets

9:00 a.m. Lake Okeechobee and the Herbert Hoover Dike: Status of HHD Repairs and
Future Plans Considering Updated Risk Analyses
Ingrid Bon, USACE

9:20 a.m. Implications of Lake Okeechobee Water Management Schedule Alternatives for Restoration
Cal Neidrauer, SFMWD
Jorge Tous, USACE
Susan Gray, SFWMD

10:20 a.m. BREAK

10:35 a.m. Assessment of CERP Storage Alternatives
Matthew Morrison, SFWMD
Kim Taplin, USACE
Steve Davis, Everglades Foundation

11:30 a.m. Climate change implications for water storage and regional water availability
Mike Sukop, FIU

12:15 p.m. Working Lunch (Lunch is provided free of charge for speakers and committee members. Others may purchase lunch by contacting Brendan McGovern [])

1:15 p.m. Public Comment
(Members of the public interested in addressing the committee for up to 2-3
minutes must sign up during the meeting before 1:15 p.m.)

1:30 p.m. Panel Q&A/discussion on storage for CERP
Matt Morrison, SFWMD
Steve Davis, Everglades Foundation
Bob Johnson, NPS
Kim Taplin, USACE

2:20 p.m. Integrated Delivery Schedule
Kim Taplin, USACE

2:55 p.m. Update on FL Bay
Jim Fourqurean, FIU

3:30 p.m. Break

3:45 p.m. Overview of Western Everglades Quality and Quantity Issues
Jennifer Leeds, SFWMD

4:15 p.m. Panel discussion on Western Everglades Issues and Restoration Options
James Erskine, Miccosukee Tribe
TBD, Seminole Tribe
Armando Ramirez, SFWMD
Dan Scheidt, EPA
Donatto Surratt or Bob Johnson, NPS
Kim Taplin, USACE

5:15 p.m. Adjourn

Wednesday, November 18

CLOSED SESSION (Committee and Academies Staff Only)

8:30 a.m. Working session

2:30 p.m. Adjourn