Meet Stephanie Dunham


“I don’t mean to brag or anything, but I’m preparing for a very big role. Sure, it’s a cinnamon roll, but I don’t want to look like I can’t finish it. Or spell it.” 

– Jim Gaffigan

“If you truly get in touch with a piece of carrot, you get in touch with the soil, the rain, the sunshine. You get in touch with Mother Earth and eating in such a way, you feel in touch with true life, your roots, and that is meditation. If we chew every morsel of our food in that way we become grateful and when you are grateful, you are happy.”

– Thich Nhat Hanh

Stephanie Dunham joined Collective Water Resources in May 2015.  She journeyed around the Gulf of Mexico – having grown up in Houston, Texas, lived in Tampa, Florida, and lastly New Orleans, Louisiana — before setting roots here in Palm Beach County.  She’s both an Aggie and a Longhorn having received her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University and her Master of Science in Geotechnical Engineering from The University of Texas.

She has devoted the majority of her career to water resource management with specific emphasis on surface water modeling, geographic information systems (GIS), flood hazard identification and mapping, risk assessment, hazard mitigation planning, climate change adaptation, and outreach.  She appreciates working collaboratively with the numerous professional disciplines within water resources and receives great satisfaction from working with various clients from local governments, federal agencies to private to support sound water management.

Stephanie enjoys planning, researching, organizing, and executing whether in her professional life via project management or personal life through travel, hobbies such as cooking or crafting, or hosting parties.  In her free time, she values the time with her family to explore, play, and take advantage of the great outdoors available to us here in Florida.  When the weather won’t accommodate being outside, you can likely find Stephanie helping her daughter with her latest art or science endeavors, baking, or maybe reading (hopefully accompanied by a nice glass of wine) in between seemingly unending loads of laundry.

She’s a member of American Water Resources Association Florida, Florida Floodplain Managers Association, and Florida Stormwater Association.  Stephanie is very excited to participate in the forthcoming STEM2 mentoring program lead by FAU Pine Jog Environmental Center and encourages anyone interesting in mentoring Palm Beach County middle school aged children in STEM subjects to join her.

Contact Stephanie at:

561-713-1320 or at

Stephanie works out of our Lake Worth Office:

8461 Lake Worth Road

Suite 231

Lake Worth, Florida 33467