Dr. Bonnie Kranzer Boland

Environmental Planning and Management

Personal Bio

Dr. Kranzer (Boland) received her B.A. and M.S. from Florida State University; and her Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in Geography, specializing in water resources management, water conservation, and environmental psychology. She is currently a water resources consultant in Baltimore.  From 1987 – 2003 Dr. Kranzer was employed by the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD). In addition to her roles as a Lead Planner, Policy Coordinator, and Program Evaluation Director, her most distinguished assignment was serving as the Executive Director of the Governor’s Commission for a Sustainable South Florida (1994-2001) - the State advisory body to the Everglades restoration initiative.  Dr. Kranzer also created and developed the socio-economic and environmental justice program for the Everglades restoration program. Prior to her work at the SFWMD, Dr. Kranzer worked as a water supply planner for the Northwest Florida Water Management District, and as a Senior Governmental Analyst in the Florida Governor’s Office. Her water resources career was preceded by a decade of archaeological work culminating in her Master’s thesis on her research in the American Southwest. Dr. Kranzer is certified as a planner by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), and served as adjunct professor for the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Florida Atlantic University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Education History

  • B.A. Archaeology, Florida State University
  • M.S. Geography, Florida State University
  • Ph.D. Natural Resources Management, Southern Illinois University

Work Experience

Lecturer, JHU Whiting School of Engineering

Publications

PUBLICATIONS (see presentations and lectures immediately following this subsection):

“Central Puget Sound Water Supplier’s Forum – Independent Review of Water Demand Forecast Model – Final Report” Co –authored John J. Boland and Bonnie Kranzer Boland. June 9, 2008.

“Everglades Restoration: Interactions of Population and Environment” in Population and Environment, A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies. Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands. Volume 24, No.6, pp. 455-484, July 2003.

“The Human Context for Everglades Restoration: The South Florida Case Study” in Human Population and Freshwater Resources: U.S. Cases and International Perspectives, edited by Karin M. Krchnak. Yale Bulletin Series, Yale University, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, New Haven, Conn., Number 107, pp. 25-59, 2002.

"Everglades Restoration and the Governor's Commission" in Women in Natural Resources, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID. Vol. 21, No. 2, pp. 24-28, Winter 2000.

"Population and Demography of South Florida" with Roberto Torres. Curriculum for Earth Project - University of FL, Fall 2000.

South Florida Action Plan for Applied Behavioral Sciences. South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Working Group and Science Coordination Team and the Governor's Commission for a Sustainable South Florida. Miami, FL. November 1999.

Author - 14 reports (1994 - 1999) by the Governor's Commission for a Sustainable South Florida. Website: www.everglades.state.fl.us

"Balancing South Florida's Competing Needs", in Florida Planning, Newsletter of the Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association, December 1994.

"Water Supply Planning in South Florida: Jurisdictional Challenges and Complexities" with Steve L. Krupa in Symposia Proceedings: Changing Roles in Water Resources Management and Policy, American Water Resources Association, pp. 473-482, 1993.

"The Emerging Role of Regional Water Management Districts in Hurricane Preparedness, Response and Recovery", The Florida Geographer, Florida Society of Geographers, Vol. 25, December 1991.

"Water Supply Planning in Northwest Florida: A Regional Approach", The Environmental Professional, National Association of Environmental Professionals, Vol. 7, pp. 79-84, 1985.

Water Resources Atlas of Florida. (Contributor). Edited by Edward A. Fernald and Donald J. Patton. The Institute of Science and Public Affairs, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL. 1984.

Northwest Florida Water Management District: Population Estimates and Projections. (with Barbara Hoagland). Water Resources Special Report, 84-2, Northwest Florida Water Management District, Havana, FL. 1984.

Water Use in the Northwest Florida Water Management District: An Examination of Current and Past Use. Water Resource Special Report 83-3, Northwest Florida Water Management District, Havana, FL. 1983.

"Water Shortage Planning in Florida", Newsletter, Water Resources Specialty Group, the Association of American Geographers, Vol. 3, No. 1, 1983.

Consumer Adoption of Water Conservation (with others). Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois. 1982.

The Role of Conservation in Water Supply Planning (with others). Institute for Water Resources, IWR Contract Report 79-2. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Belvoir, VA. April 1979.

An Annotated Bibliography on Water Conservation (with others). Institute for Water Resources, IWR Contract Report 79-3. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Ft. Belvoir, VA. April 1979.

SELECTED LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS:

05/16/2013 Invited Participant, Water Reuse Overview – for Water Reuse Seminar of Chesapeake Section AWWA/Chesapeake Water Environment Assn., Baltimore, MD.

05/6-7/2013 Invited Participant, Environmental Governance and the Restoration of Chesapeake Bay – Presented at the international conference: The Performance of Environmental Governance Systems, Nanjing, China.

01/17-18/06 Invited Participant, World Business Council for Sustainable Development – Water Scenario Project. Washington,
10/18-21/05 DC; The Hague, Netherlands (respectively)

05/06/04 Putting Ideas into Action – co speaker with Col. Joe Miller. Actions Toward a Sustainable Great Lakes Conference, Cleveland, OH.

01/29/04 Managing Demand for Water: Improving Efficiency and Conservation – speaker and session Chair. Water for a Sustainable and Secure Future - Fourth National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment. National Council for Science and the Environment, Washington, DC.

06/02/03 Population and Demography of South Florida. Earth Project Course, University of Florida. Lecture two times/year, South Florida site and University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. Since 2000.

03/14/03 Water Supply Planning and Development Issues. Lee County Smart Growth Workshop, Ft. Myers, FL.

09/25/02 Population and Water: The South Florida Case Study. Town Hall meeting – Population and Water: Building Bridges from Mexico – Miami. Florida International University, Miami, FL

04/26/02 Everglades Restoration – Population and Demography of S. Florida. Decision-Makers Forum, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

03/21/02 Florida Natural Resources Leadership Institute, Everglades Restoration: A South Florida Overview. Clewiston, FL.

02/16/02 Everglades Restoration: South Florida Case Study in Population and Water. The American Association for the Advancement of Sciences Annual Mtg., Boston, MA.

11/20/01 Everglades Restoration: Environmental and Economic Equity Program. The Johns Hopkins University, Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, Baltimore, MD.

03/22/01 Population Dynamics of South Florida: The Changing Context for Everglades Restoration. Human Population and Freshwater Workshop. Yale University, New Haven, CT.

11/01/00 Environmental Justice – Update on CERP Activities and Programs in Progress. South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Working Group, Miami, FL.

10/13/00 Population Dynamics of South Florida: The Changing Context of Everglades Restoration. Applied Geography Conference, Tampa, FL.

08/22/00 Everglades Restoration: The Brownfields Component. Brownfields Conference, Miami, FL.

04/10/00 Socio-Economics and Demographics of South Florida – Understanding and Utilizing Parameters for Everglades Restoration. Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Tallahassee, FL.

12/01/99 Action Plan for the Applied Behavioral Sciences – A South Florida Action Plan. Committee on the Restoration of the Greater Everglades Ecosystem, National Academy of Sciences, Hollywood, FL.

11/30/99 Overview of the Altered System – The South Florida Context. Committee on the Restoration of the Greater Everglades Ecosystem, National Academy of Sciences, Hollywood, FL.

11/09/99 South Florida Action Plan for the Applied Behavioral Sciences: An Action Framework from Proceedings of the Social Science Symposium of February 26, 1998. S. Florida Ecosystem Restoration Working Group, Ft. Myers, FL.

04/12/98 Role of the Governor’s Commission for a Sustainable South Florida in Sustainable Development. Meeting of the Interagency Task Force on Sustainability, Portland, OR.

03/06/98 Social Science Symposium Briefing. South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force, Washington, D.C.

06/93 Water Supply Planning in South Florida: Jurisdictional Challenges and Complexities. Symposia on Changing Roles in Water Resources Management and Policy, American Water Resources Association, Bellevue, WA.

04/91 The Emerging Role of Regional Water Management Districts in Hurricane Preparedness, Response and Recovery.
Annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Miami, FL.

05/89 Who Conserves and Why? Presented at the 1989 Water Conservation Conference, Orlando, FL.

07/85 Water Conservation Behavior: What do we Know? Water Conservation and Water Reuse Task Force of the SWFWMD, Tampa, FL.

11/84 Water Supply Planning in NW Florida: A Regional Approach. Seventh Annual Applied Geography Conference, Tallahassee, FL.

4/82 Regional Water Supply Planning in NW Florida, Preliminary Investigations. Assoc. of American Geographers Annual Mtg., San Antonio, TX.

5/80 A Modified Linear Nearest Neighbor Technique. Society for Am. Archaeology Annual Mtg., Philadelphia, PA.

4/79 Residential Water Conservation: Assessment of Current Research. Assoc. of American Geographers Annual Mtg., Philadelphia, PA.

5/77 A Spatial Analysis of the Classic Mimbres Archaeological Sites Along the Rio Mimbres, Mimbres, New Mexico. Society for American Archaeology Annual Mtg., New Orleans, LA.

Honors and Awards

  • Environmental Merit Award - U.S. EPA Region 4 (2000)
  • Commendation by the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force (1996)
  • Ph.D. Honors graduate - 4.0 average (1988)
  • Graduate Fellowship - Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL (1979)
  • Phi Kappa Phi - Honor Society (1979)
  • Graduate Fellowship - Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL (1978)
  • Phi Beta Kappa - Honor Society (1974)
  • National Science Foundation Scholarship, Summer Archaeological Fieldwork with the University of Arizona, Graduate Field School, at Grasshopper Ruin, Ft. Apache Indian Reservation, Cibecue, AZ (1974)
  • National Science Foundation Scholarship, Summer Archaeological Fieldwork with the Southwest Archaeological Expedition of the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, at Vernon, AZ (1973)

Professional Organizations

American Planning Association
Association of American Geographers