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.
career, Dr. Obeysekera
has published numerous research articles in refereed journals in the field of water resources.
has over 20 years of experience practicing water resources engineering with an emphasis on both stochastic and deterministic modeling.
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.