Warren Hogg has been selected as Tampa Bay Water’s chief science officer, effective April 25, 2022. Mr. Hogg has served as the interim chief science and technical officer since October 2021 and previously in 2017-18.
Mr. Hogg began his career with Tampa Bay Water (formerly the West Coast Regional Water Supply Authority) 34 years ago. He has been the Agency’s water use permit manager since 1994. In this capacity, he and his team recently completed a 10-year, multi-disciplinary assessment of environmental recovery of 1,360 individual lakes and wetlands across the northern Tampa Bay area that allowed the agency’s 90 million gallon-per-day Consolidated Water Use Permit to be reissued without further regulatory restriction. The final report successfully demonstrated recovery of all environmental systems around the Consolidated Permit wellfields allowing the repeal of the Northern Tampa Bay Water Use Caution Area Recovery Strategy, renewal of the Consolidated Permit under regular Water Use Permitting Rules, and the completion of the final goal of the Agency’s 1998 Partnership Agreement.
Mr. Hogg also serves as the primary liaison with the management and governing board of the Southwest Florida Water Management District on water use permit and environmental resource permit issues and general agency coordination. He also serves as liaison with the Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
He holds a master’s degree in geology from the University of South Florida with a focus on hydrogeology and is a licensed professional geologist in the State of Florida.
“I am honored to serve as Tampa Bay Water’s new chief science officer,” Mr. Hogg said. “What started out as a job many years ago has turned into my life’s work and a commitment to serve our community and the environment. We have achieved many great things together over the years, and I look forward to meeting the challenges to come.”