As vice president and senior program manager in ESA’s Environmental Hydrology & Design practice, Betty works to integrate ESA’s team of experts and capabilities to deliver responsive service and high-quality work. As a professional civil engineer, she merges applied science with a keen appreciation for contextual considerations to help clients make informed decisions.
Betty brings 30 years of experience collaborating with clients to address river and water management challenges. Her experience includes paradigm-changing work in floodplain restoration and ranges from site-specific analyses and designs to regional planning and analyses, such as accounting for water use under the Central Valley Project Improvement Act; providing technical support for stakeholders of the Yuba Accord, an innovative water management strategy; and heading up the technical team for the Mid San Joaquin River Regional Flood Management Plan.
Betty holds a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of California at Davis and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Policy from Washington University. She is a licensed civil engineer in the state of California and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers; Society for Ecological Restoration and Management; Floodplain Management Association; American Geophysical Union; and the California Salmonid Restoration Federation.
Integrating Flood Management and Ecosystem Enhancement in California’s Central Valley The Central Valley, an enormous landscape feature dominating the state of California, experiences devastating floods on a fairly regular basis. It produces 25 percent of the nation’s food (including 40 percent of the nation’s fruit, nuts, and other table foods) from less than 1 percent of U.S. farmland, making it an agricultural powerhouse. Read More »