Future Water Supply Scenario...What the Experts Say

Judy Williams

She has been a member of the Coalition of Lake Associations and she has received special recognition from the St. Petersburg Sierra Club for her activist efforts.


Ed de la Parte

Mr. de la Parte is a native of Tampa and is recognized as a “Leading Florida Lawyer” and “Preeminent Attorney in Environmental Law” in the fields of land use and environmental law.

"It will be there"


Ronnie Duncan

Mr. Duncan is the 2006 Vice Chairman of the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners and represents District 1-At Large. Mr. Duncan was appointed to the Governing Board of SWFWMD in 2000, serving as its Chairman for two years.



Derrill McAteer

Appointed to the Governing Board of SWFWMD where he served as its chairman for 11 years.  After leaving SWFWMD, he was appointed chairman of the Charlotte Harbor Commission.

"In Peril "


Doug Manson

Mr. Manson is a natural resources lawyer with Carey, O’Malley, Whitaker, and Manson, P.A. practicing administrative, environmental and water law.


Susan Latvala

Ms. Latvala represents the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners as a member of Tampa Bay Water as well as a number of other organizations.  She is currently Chairwoman of the Statewide Water Policy Working Group and President-elect for the Florida Association of Counties.

"Positive "



Throughout this website, you’ll have the opportunity to play small videos of people who were involved in shaping Tampa Bay’s water policy. They include activists, elected officials, lawyers and experts. All of them were involved in what is called, “Tampa Bay’s Water Wars.” We thought you’d like to hear what they have to say in their own words. We think you’ll appreciate their very different perspectives.

Meet the Experts