AASHE STARS Report -- Compiled the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) report for the University of South Florida a large, public 4-year university with an annual budget of $1.6 billion that is ranked 41st in the nation for research expenditures among all public or private universities. This required working directly with the Assistant Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives at meetings with multiple department directors and the review and analysis of data provided to expand and update the sustainability report for the Tampa Campus. Current work includes establishing the Sustainability Task Force and exploring a new campus Green Team for an innovation ecosystem.

Stonelake Ranch -- Recompiled EPA Storm Water Management Model (SWMM) to include current basin storages over a seven square mile area. Hillsborough County recently updated the FEMA Maps in this area, which included removing the flood stage storage that was undefined. This GIS analysis used current contour maps to update the complete system storage in the models. Additionally, model problems required a site reconnaissance to measure bridges and related structure inspections to correct existing model parameters errors. This new data analysis and corrections brought the existing site 100yr flood stage down ~3 feet, which significantly increased the buildable area in this multimillion dollar residential development, while simultaneously reducing flood insurance costs.

Anclote River -- Recompiled SWMM Model to include new SouthWest Florida Water Management District GIS data, the old CDM Anclote SWMM Study, Hillsborough County's Rocky Creek & Brooker Creek SWMM Studies to complete data analysis of entire riverine systems. The existing systems had been completed in separate models with overflow values transferred manually from one model to the next. The LeDantec MPUD Master Planned Unit Development in the headwaters of these creeks required accurate flows and flood elevations to meet permit requirements. All systems were compiled to create a comprehensive model simulation.

Cypress Creek Mall & Northwoods Projects -- Expanded and updated Cypress Creek SWMM model to analyze the area for the new construction plans. At this site, creeks were moved for roadway designs and to accommodate increased contiguous development areas critical for economic success.

East Lake -- Analyzed final drainage improvement study for Orient Road outfall construction plans. The final plans required more accurate flow and elevation data to insure proper sizing and design of proposed structures.

Hillsborough River -- Developed proposed conditions of SWMM basin study for Central River Systems. Existing model simulations had been completed by Ayres Associates under contract with Hillsborough County. The proposed designs for the Central River Systems were developed as the final stage for this project.

Alafia River -- Created SWMM existing conditions basin study for North Prong, South Prong, and English Creek. Final reports and models were completed with extensive site reconnaissance, data collection from existing permitted projects and supplemental surveys completed by others.

Cone Ranch Creek -- Modeled hydrodynamic backwater study for groundwater recharge and water conservation system. Original location for water storage reservoir later relocated after constructed reservoir walls proved to be unstable.

Delaney Creek -- Updated County SWMM Program to develop interconnected pond system and creek realignment for roadway improvements and major commercial developments including Brandon Mall and Selmon Crosstown Expressway as well as others.

Ybor City -- Reconfigured Stormwater Basin Study into XP-SWMM for flood abatement.

Anclote River -- Modeled for FEMA floodway no rise certificate through Hec2 analysis.

Automation Plan 95-97 -- Developed and revised Hillsborough County's Planning, Growth Management Department's plan to increase equipment budgets by over 41%. This included systems to directly transfer digital data to the County GIS, modelling and inventory systems. Technology and procedures were developed for CAD disk submittal for review and permitting of construction in 1072 square mile county jurisdiction.

Carrollwood Village Watershed Management Plan -- Developed SWMM Storm Water Management Model to reduce golf course flood stage requiring the installation of a 48" RCP down Dale Mabry Highway to Sweetwater Creek.

County Violation/Enforcement - Rewrote procedures for Natural Resource Regulations to support better enforcement.

Hillsborough County Stormwater Management Manual -- Recompiled manual with new requirements developed from Florida State guidelines, other local cities and negotiations with other stakeholders developing in the region.

Allen's Creek Watershed Management Plan -- Created and linked complete EPA Storm Water Management Model (SWMM) and Water Quality Analysis Program (WASP4) for the first Florida watershed/waterbody Model using an ArcInfo GIS database. Project involved monthly meeting with City, County, and Community Stakeholders resulting in a $200 million proposal to completely restore the creek system.

Mannengon Hills - Analyzed the complete system for a resort community in the Territory of Guam -- $1.5 billion 1300-acre residential hillside development which included 10 million cy earthwork, 100 retaining walls, 35 bridges, 15 miles of roadway, and 45 holes of golf designed by Arnold Palmer & Jack Nicklaus. Directly modelled all stormwater infrastructure including all roadways, golf course ponds, and other water features.

Lake Seminole Water Quality Study -- Calibrated final EPA SWMM for proposed site restorations.

Gardinier Phosphate Plant -- Developed complete EPA SWMM simulation for new site stormwater infrastructure after the major phosphoric acid spill into the Alafia River. Final designs included 6 multi-acre ponds linked by nearly a mile of double 48" HDPE pipes, which beta-tested the SWMM program under development at University of Florida.

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