As population grows and the sea level rises, we face flooding and at the same time concerns about our water supply. During this Friday’s AIWW webinar ‘Water Solutions #3: Risk & Resilience’ Lindsey Roland Nieratka will tell us more about the challenges and opportunities she faces in Southeast Florida with water. Nieratka is the Sustainability Manager for the City of Boca Raton since 2018.
Her contribution will help us understand what we might expect for the future, what is going on in the broad picture including ecosystem restoration and local initiatives in response to the challenges.
Originally from Central Illinois, Lindsey first moved to Florida in 2003 to work as an intern biologist at Jonathan Dickinson State Park focusing on the Loxahatchee River and surrounding ecosystems. Through her early career in which she studied the ecosystems of East Africa and northern Australia, served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Central America, and studied community based conservation in Mexico, Lindsey’s interest expanded beyond ecology to integrate the human communities living within the ecosystems. Deciding to make the switch to Sustainability, Lindsey had the opportunity to serve as the first Sustainability Coordinator for the City of Hollywood in 2015, and later the first Sustainability Manager of her home town, Boca Raton.