Danielle Huffner, MS
Danielle’s presentation highlighted AEI’s work supporting the development of the State of the Lagoon Technical Report for the Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program (IRLNEP), and focused on assessing system-wide stressors and identifying trends in the Lagoon’s condition. This report is used to inform resource managers to facilitate an integrative solution approach and guide future policy.
Andrew Kamerosky, MS
Andrew provided an update on AEI’s ongoing work on a groundwater research project to better understand nutrient sources and concentrations in groundwater reaching the Indian River Lagoon. This project represents a 3-year partnership with the Marine Resources Council and Brevard County to identify nutrient loading sources, help prioritize wastewater retrofit projects, and assist in updating nutrient pollutant load estimates to the IRL.