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Dr. Jayantha Obeysekera

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Chief Modeler

South Florida Water Management District
3301 Gun Club Road
West Palm Beach, Florida 33406
United States

Company Description: The South Florida Water Management District is a regional, governmental agency that oversees the water resources in the southern half of the state - 16 counties...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • B.S. degree , Civil Engineering
    University of Sri Lanka
  • Ph.D. , Civil Engineering
    Colorado State University
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Dr. Jayantha Obeysekera, who ...
gotowncrier.com, 28 Sept 2013 [cached]
Dr. Jayantha Obeysekera, who holds a doctorate in engineering and is the modeler with the SFWMD's Hydrologic and Environmental Services Section, said records taken in Key West show that the sea level has risen 10 inches in the past 100 years.
He is participating in a current national climate assessment, sitting on a federal advisory committee that is preparing a report on issues including sea level rise, rising temperatures and heat waves, and how they affect the environment, health and population growth, particularly as it relates to water availability.
Jayantha ...
www.artmarshall.org, 2 July 2013 [cached]
Jayantha Obeysekera
Dr. Jayantha Obeysekera has over 25 years of experience practicing water resources engineering with an emphasis on computer modeling and implications of climate variability on planning and operations of complex water resources systems. Prior to joining SFWMD in 1987, he worked as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Colorado State University. During his career, Dr. Obeysekera has published nearly 40 research articles in refereed journals and over 50 others in the field of water resources. He has taught short courses on modeling in the countries of Dominican Republic, Colombia, Spain, South Korea, and Sri Lanka, and was member of the National Research Council committees to review hydrologic studies of the Klamath River Basin in Oregon and California, and the Sustainability of California Bay-Delta, and as an external advisory member to review the computer modeling of the New Orleans area in the aftermath of the hurricane Katrina. He was a co-principal investigator for a US NSF funded project on the investigation of the tsunami impacts on coastal water resources in Sri Lanka. He is a member of the National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC) and has been appointed as an Affiliate Research Professor in the College of Science and at the Center for Environmental Studies at Florida Atlantic University. Presently, he is the technical lead for climate change and sea level rise investigations at SFWMD.
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tsunami.obeysekera.net, 10 Feb 2011 [cached]
Jayantha Obeysekera (`'Obey')
Jayantha Obeysekera is the Director of the Office of Modeling at the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD). He holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from University of Sri Lanka, M. Eng. in Hydrology from University of Roorkee, India, and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering with specialization in water resources from Colorado State University. Prior to joining SFWMD, he worked as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Colorado State University where he taught courses in the Hydrology and Water Resources area and conducted research in stochastic hydrology. In addition, he has taught courses in the water resources area at George Washington University, Washington, D.C. and at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida. During his career, Dr. Obeysekera has published numerous research articles in refereed journals in the field of water resources. Dr. Obeysekera has over 20 years of experience practicing water resources engineering with an emphasis on both stochastic and deterministic modeling. He has taught short courses on modeling in the countries of Dominican Republic, Colombia, Spain, Sri Lanka, and U.S. He was a former member of the Surface Runoff Committee of the American Geophysical Union and is currently serving as a member of a Federal Task Group on Hydrologic Modeling.
Looking at such a distant tomorrow ...
www.usatoday.com, 29 July 2013 [cached]
Looking at such a distant tomorrow "could scare people about something that might not happen for centuries," says Jayantha Obeysekera of the South Florida Water Management District, a regional government agency. He says such long-term projections may not be helpful to U.S. planners who tend to focus on the next few decades.
Looking at such a distant tomorrow ...
www.durangoherald.com, 29 July 2013 [cached]
Looking at such a distant tomorrow could scare people about something that might not happen for centuries, says Jayantha Obeysekera of the South Florida Water Management District, a regional government agency. He says such long-term projections may not be helpful to U.S. planners who tend to focus on the next few decades.
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