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Project Team

Dr. James Heaney James P. Heaney, Ph.D., P.E., D.E,E., D.W.R.E.

Dr. Heaney holds degrees in Civil, Water Resources and Environmental Engineering specializing in urban water infrastructure systems. He is a Professor in the Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences. He leads the Conserve Florida Water Clearinghouse research team that is developing methods for evaluating options to manage water demand and improve water use efficiency. Click here to access his personal website. He can be reached at heaney@ufl.edu.

 

Randy SwittRandy Switt - Software and Data Manager

Randal S. Switt is software and data manager for the Conserve Florida Water Clearinghouse at the University of Florida. His responsibilities include coordination and administration of software and data development. He received his BS degree in Aerospace Engineering from Virginia Tech, and a ME degree in Environmental Engineering Sciences from the University of Florida. He can be reached at rswitt@ufl.edu.

 

Laurel PayneLaurel Payne - Software Engineer

Laurel Payne holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Central Florida. She is part of the team from the Environmental Engineering Science Department that is working on the Conserve Florida Water Clearinghouse project. She helps develop the software for the project. She can be contacted at ldpayne@ufl.edu.

 

Kristen RileyKristen Riley - Project Manager

Kristen J. Riley is the Project Manager for the Conserve Florida Water Clearinghouse at the University of Florida. Her responsibilities include coordination of contract tasks and deliverables, schedules, budget adherence, and promotional activities. She received her bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics from the University of Minnesota, and a Masters in Business Administration from Texas A&M (formerly East Texas State). She can be reached at kjriley@ufl.edu.

 

Graduate Research Assistants

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Ken FriedmanKen Friedman

Kenneth Friedman is currently a PhD student at the University of Florida with a focus in water resources. He also has a BS and ME from the University of Florida in Environmental Engineering. His current research interests involve methodologies for water supply planning and management. He can be reached at kick5@ufl.edu.

 

Scott KnightScott Knight

Scott Knight is currently working on his Ph.D. in Water Resources Engineering in the Department of Environmental Engineering at the University of Florida. He has worked as a consulting engineer on water resources, floodplain mapping, wetlands, and Florida springs projects. Scott was also employed at the City of Aurora in Colorado focusing on water supplies in the water-limited west. His research interests include water conservation accounting and the implications of conservation on natural and man-made features. He can be reached at kinigit@ufl.edu .

 

Miguel MoralesMiguel Morales

Miguel Morales is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences at the University of Florida. He holds a B.S. and an M.E. in Environmental Engineering specializing in water resources from the University of Florida. His current research involves developing methodologies to estimate and forecast water use, particularly within the commercial, industrial, and institutional sectors. He can be reached at miguel22@ufl.edu.