Dr. Jennifer Jurado is Broward County’s Chief Resilience Officer and Director of the Environmental Planning and Community Resilience Division. She oversees county-wide climate resiliency initiatives, water resource policy and planning, environmental monitoring, shoreline protection and marine resources programs. Dr. Jurado has been a key figure in the advancement of multi-jurisdictional initiatives with a focus on sustainable water resource management, sea level rise adaptation planning, and progressive policy initiatives. Her efforts today are largely focused on holistic adaptation with the integrated treatment of urban and natural systems, and the use of data analytics to inform and address risk. Dr. Jurado played a lead role in the organization and advancement of the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact, a four-county collaboration focused on regional climate mitigation and adaptation strategies, and co-leads the Compact’s water resources and economic resilience work groups. Dr. Jurado is a graduate of the University of Miami, with a B.S. in Marine Science and Biology, and a Ph.D. in Marine Biology and Fisheries.
For Hā o ke kai, Dr. Jurado will address adaptation strategies and resilience in Florida, to help inform Hawaii’s own efforts in this area.
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