Sea Level Rise: Can We Adapt?
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Friday, September 28, 2018 at 3:00pm to 4:15pm
WC - Wertheim Conservatory, 130
11200 SW 8th ST 33199, Wertheim Conservatory, Miami, Florida 33199
Dr. Obeysekera served as a member of the federal advisory committee which directed the development of the National Climate Assessment in 2014. He was also a co-author of the sea level rise projections report published by NOAA for the National Climate Assessment and a lead author for the Southeast Chapter of the National Climate Assessment. Dr. Obeysekera also served as a member of the Coastal Assessment Regional Scenario Working Group associated with the Department of Defense in the United States.
Dr. Obeysekera holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from University of Sri Lanka, M. Eng. from University of Roorkee, India, and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University with specialization in water resources.
Dr. Obeysekera has published over 55 research articles in numerous peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Obeysekera is a recipient of the 2015 Norman Medal of the American Society of Civil Engineers for a technical paper that made a definitive contribution in engineering.