Dr. Walsh has over 25 years’ experience as a hydrogeologist in hydrologic, geologic, and environmental investigations in south Florida. She received her Ph.D. in Geology from Florida International University in 2012 and has been with the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (MDWASD) at Miami-Dade County, Florida since 2002. Dr. Walsh manages the design, construction and rehabilitation of water production wells, and the development of new wellfields and potential water supply projects. She has worked with developing fresh, brackish and reclaimed water supplies for the County for both potable water and environmental restoration supplies. Dr. Walsh has developed with support from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) one of the most sophisticated and robust saltwater intrusion monitoring networks in the world. Dr. Walsh has evolved the “Water Drop Initiative” concept into Miami-Dade County’s water resource planning across the spectrum of diverse stakeholders including agriculture, utility, environmental and energy. She has worked extensively to support research and groundwater modeling tools and applications to apply to the complex water resource issues in South Florida, including the impact of sea level rise and climate change in south Florida. Dr. Walsh has worked with the State of Florida permitting and regulatory agencies to develop Aquifer Storage and Recovery in South Florida and has successfully worked with agencies to find cost effective solutions to regulatory and operational challenges. Dr. Walsh has developed for MDWASD one of the largest deep injection well systems in the country and is currently overseeing the construction of deep injection wells across multiple sites in Miami-Dade County. She has pioneered the design and construction of innovative water resource deep injection well projects and has promoted the incorporation of advanced technology into the water resource drilling industry. Dr. Walsh has been an adjunct professor at Miami-Dade College for Geology, Chemistry and the Natural Sciences for fifteen years, and regularly presents at national and international conferences on water resource issues. She has developed with south Florida universities an internship program that has provided geology students the experience necessary for successful transition to careers in the profession. Dr. Walsh has worked with the USGS, academia and other state and federal agencies to develop and implement research projects that promote the science of Hydrogeology and the integration of science in the County water resource management decision making process.