Dr. Frederick Bloetscher, P.E., DWRE, LEED-AP is an Associate Professor at Florida Atlantic University. Bloetscher holds a Ph.D. in Civil & Environmental Engineering from the University of Miami, a Master of Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Bloetscher has nearly 20 years’ experience in the operation of governments and governmental utilities as a result of past employment in senior management positions as a city manager and utility director, plus 12 years of academics and consulting. He holds professional engineering licenses in 9 states. His interests involve infrastructure systems and total water management. His efforts have included work with addressing the impacts of sea level rise on infrastructure systems in Florida, the risk associated with rainfall, changing groundwater levels and flooding, including helping communities design and administer stormwater utilities, vulnerability assessment tools, modeling and infrastructure funding, and developing solutions for adaptation and hardening against sea level rise and flooding on infrastructure systems.