Join us on Tuesday Jan 8 to hear “Weather Extremes: The Challenge of Managing the Regional Water Resources of South Florida” by Susan Bullock Sylvester, Director, Operations and Control & Hydro Data Management Department. Her presentation will focus on the history of the managed Everglades system and the challenges of balancing the needs of the natural system into the future.
Susan Sylvester has over 25 years’ experience in Water Resource engineering. She has been Chief, Water Control Operations Bureau for both South Florida Water Management District and for 21 years with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. She joined the South Florida Water Management District in 2005 to lead the team that provides operational control and monitoring of the complex water management system of structures and water bodies regulated for flood control, water supply and environmental enhancement as part of the Central and Southern Florida Project and Everglades Restoration. Susan provides expertise on multi-disciplinary operational planning, investigations of potential areas of operational flexibility and balancing of urban concerns with Everglades needs.
She loves to travel and spent 2 years in Ecuador as a Peace Corps Volunteer working on irrigation and potable water projects. Susan holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Tennessee and a Master of Engineering in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Cornell University. Check out her Facebook page – Susan Bullock Sylvester.
The meeting is free and open to the public – join us at Pine Jog Environmental Education Center, rooms 101 and 102,6301 W. Summit Blvd., in West Palm Beach. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments are served beforehand, so come at 7:00!
ALSO AT THE January 8 MEETING: Bird of the Month: “American Robin”. Come learn from Clive Pinnock about this bird.