Director, Natural Resources Planning and Management Division, Broward County
Dr. Jennifer Jurado is Director of Broward County’s Natural Resources Planning and Management Division with responsibilities that include county-wide coordination of water resources planning and management activities; implementation of the County’s regional climate initiatives; and administration of beach, marine, and land stewardship programs. Dr. Jurado joined Broward County in 2002 and has since overseen development of Broward’s county-wide integrated water resources plan, the convening of regional water and climate change task forces, and advancement of multi-jurisdictional initiatives focused on water conservation, alternative water supply planning, and climate adaptation. Current efforts include integration of climate change and sea level rise in recent hydrologic modeling scenarios to guide future policy and planning decisions. She is an original member of the Staff Steering Committee supporting the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact and chaired the Compact’s Built Environment Work Group. She is a member of the Southeast Florida Climate Compact Joint Policy Advisory Team. Dr. Jurado earned her Ph.D. in Marine Biology and Fisheries from the University of Miami.