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South Florida Water Management District

3301 Gun Club Rd

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 from Orlando to the Keys. It is the oldest and largest of the state's five water management di ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Affiliate Research Professor

Florida Atlantic University

Jayantha Obeysekera

Florida Earth Foundation Inc

Assistant Professor In the Department of Civil Engineering

Colorado State University


Member of the Committees
National Research Council

Member of the Surface Runoff Committee
American Geophysical Union

Federal Task Group on Hydrologic Modeling


B.S. degree

Civil Engineering

University of Sri Lanka


Civil Engineering

Colorado State University

Web References (43 Total References)

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Palm Beach County benefits from elevations that are about 2 feet higher than those lower-lying areas, said Jayantha Obeysekera, director of modeling at the South Florida Water Management District. "Palm Beach is a little higher," Obeysekera said.

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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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Jayantha Obeysekera, South Florida Water Management District, West Palm Beach, FL

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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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Jayantha Obeysekera

Jayantha Obeysekera is a hydrologist and director of the Hydrologic and Environmental Systems Modeling Department at the South Florida Water Management District.

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