ERCP Organization


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Overview of the organization of the Everglades Restoration and Capital Projects Resource Area at the South Florida Water Management District

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ERCP Organization

  1. 1. Everglades Restoration &Capital ProjectsResource Area<br />
  2. 2. Everglades Restoration Management Team<br />
  3. 3. Everglades Restoration Overview<br /><ul><li>Develop science-based research supported by monitoring to determine restoration project needs
  4. 4. Acquire land for environmental restoration projects
  5. 5. Coordinate restoration efforts with local, state, federal and tribal partners
  6. 6. Plan, model, permit, engineer and construct projects to restore the Everglades
  7. 7. Apply research, planning, and water quality monitoring and assessment to the Kissimmee, Okeechobee, Everglades and coastal watersheds of the District
  8. 8. Design and construct Operations & Maintenance capital projects</li></ul>Kenneth G. Ammon, P.E.Deputy Executive Director <br /><br />Tommy B. Strowd, P.E.Asst.Deputy Executive Director <br /><br />
  9. 9. Everglades Restoration Sciences<br />Responsibilities: Applied research and water quality monitoring and assessment that supports and contribute to the success of the District’s strategic initiatives<br />Performs applied research to effectively guide and provide the scientific basis for water management decisions, restoration project development and policy formulation.<br />Conducts long-term water quality monitoring<br /><ul><li>Fulfill legal mandate and permit requirements
  10. 10. Track performance of ecosystem restoration initiatives
  11. 11. Assess the overall status and trends of water quality throughout South Florida.
  12. 12. Ensure data is reliable and legally defensible.</li></ul>Prepares periodic reports required by legal mandates, permits and agreements such as the South Florida Ecosystem Report<br />Linda Lindstrom, Director<br /><br />
  13. 13. Everglades Restoration Policy and Project Coordination<br />Responsibilities:Manage State and Federal policies to position restoration for success while protecting the interests of the District. Provide capital project management from inception to completion.<br /><ul><li>Manage restoration policies
  14. 14. Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan
  15. 15. River of Grass
  16. 16. Northern Everglades
  17. 17. Long Term Plan
  18. 18. Water Reservations, Total Maximum Daily Loads, Nutrient Criteria, etc.
  19. 19. Lake Okeechobee Protection Plan
  20. 20. Kissimmee Restoration
  21. 21. Provide “cradle to grave” project management support of capital projects
  22. 22. Coordinate District permitting activities</li></ul>Tom Teets , Director<br /><br />
  23. 23. Everglades Land Acquisition<br />Responsibilities: Acquire land necessary to restore the Everglades while protecting the public’s interests.<br /><ul><li>Provide all services necessary to acquire lands
  24. 24. GIS support/surveys
  25. 25. Appraisals
  26. 26. Negotiations
  27. 27. Title and closing
  28. 28. Manage lease contracts on District lands
  29. 29. Surplus lands not necessary for District mission
  30. 30. Utilize State and District funding sources
  31. 31. Save Our Everglades
  32. 32. Florida Forever
  33. 33. Ad Valorem</li></ul>Ruth Clements,<br />
  34. 34. Everglades Modeling<br />Responsibilities: Provide technically sound modeling and scientific services in support of all District water resource programs. <br />Conduct centralized computer modeling of large-scale restoration project alternatives as a tool to make critical decisions on infrastructure and operational changes that impact water quality, water supply and restoration<br />Provide climatic and hydrologic projections to help District Operations manage the water control system. <br />Ensure quality of all computer modeling across the District by developing a standardized methodology that includes quality control/quality assurance criteria, peer review and data requirements<br />Develop computer modeling tools to meet future needs of projects<br />Jayantha Obeysekera (Obey),<br />
  35. 35. Everglades Engineering<br />Responsibilities: Manage, control and coordinate engineering design of restoration and flood control capital projects.<br /><ul><li>Manage large scale designs produced by engineering consulting firms
  36. 36. Provide independent engineering technical review services (QA/QC) of District and USACE projects
  37. 37. Design projects that support the Operation & Maintenance Capital Improvement Program and Everglades restoration
  38. 38. Ensure facilities are designed for public health and safety
  39. 39. Ensure that the taxpayer receives the best value
  40. 40. Balance capital cost versus long-term operation and maintenance cost
  41. 41. Provide engineering-during-construction services</li></ul>Jeff Kivett,<br />
  42. 42. Everglades Construction<br />Responsibilities: Manage, control and coordinate construction of restoration and flood control capital projects.<br /><ul><li>Manage all aspects of construction.
  43. 43. Pre-bid activities
  44. 44. Consultant management
  45. 45. Project documentation
  46. 46. Contract modifications and payments
  47. 47. Project closeout and transfer to Operations & Maintenance
  48. 48. Ensure that the taxpayer receives the best value.
  49. 49. Provide construction oversight of USACE projects.</li></ul>Ulrich Cordon,<br />