2019 SWANA FL Summer Conference

2019 SWANA FL Summer Conference

07/28/2019 - 07/30/2019

Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
2900 Bayport Dr
Tampa, FL 33607

Post-Conference Evaluation

Final List of Participants

Full Conference Agenda



Safety Matters – The Benefits of Root Cause Analysis Gene Ginn, City of Lakeland
Matt Bernall, City of Lakeland
Construction and Operation of the Pasco County Biosolids Treatment Plant Ted Merrell, Merrell Bros., Inc.
Overcoming the fear of the Master Plan, a Step by Step Process to Healing Keith Howard, HDR
First In and Last Out: Tracking Costs and Effort of a Hurricane Greg Caldwell, St. Johns County
WTE Sessions: Aging WTE Infrastructure Panel


Bill Embree, Pinellas County
Erich Tscherteu
, Lee County
John Clark
, HDR 
WTE Sessions: Electricity Market Challenges


Lisa Edgar, University of Florida Law School
Mike Bedley
, APEX Power Services Corporation 
Beneficial Ash Reuse Update Chad  Spreadbury, University of Florida
Tim Townsend, University of Florida
Ramana Kari, Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County


Benefits of Remote Monitoring Solutions for Landfill Operations Kelsi Oswald, JHS Environmental Engineering
GIS Applications for Solid Waste Operations Josephine Rudd, Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County
Using an Asset Management System to Optimize Your Operation and Maintenance Practices Mark Nelson, Jones Edmunds
Joel Woolsey, New River Solid Waste Association
Curbside Recycling in Florida – Survey of Current Local Government Trends and Panel Discussion Thierry Bovieri, Public Resources Management Group Inc.
David Gregory, Orange County Utilities
John Carlton, HDR
Amy Boyson, Waste Management
But Have You Asked Your Residents? How Connecting with Residents can create Solid Waste and Recycling Messaging Success Marissa Segundo, RRS
Hinkley Center Investigation:
Phytoremediation Pre-treatment of Municipal Landfill Leachate Employing Saline-tolerant Plants Natural to South Florida
Dr. Ashley Thomson, Florida Gulf Coast University
Hinkley Center Investigation:
Cutting Edge Solid/Hazardous Waste Management Research at Florida Atlantic University
Dr. Daniel Meeroff, Florida Atlantic University
Equipment Issues and Best Practices in a Landfill Application Mark Welch, Caterpillar Inc.
Legislative and Regulatory Update David Dee, Gardner, Bist, Bowden, Bush, Dee, LaVia & Wright, P.A.
Cory Dilmore, FDEP