Effective water management is vital to the economy, ecology, and well-being of 21st century California. Decision-makers today face issues ranging from an aging infrastructure to persistent water quality problems, and the complexity of these issues is compounded by climate change.
Over the next ten years, California will make decisions that critically define our ability to manage water through extreme hydrological conditions. Now more than ever, the state needs leaders who can cross boundaries, connect resources, and choose bold action that serves California’s communities, farms, and nature.
The Water Solutions Network advances cross-sector collaboration among leaders focused on the future of water management in our state. The Network’s learning experience connects and supports individuals who value engaging all stakeholders and bridging differences to ensure sustainable and equitable water management in California.
Cohort One - April to November 2018, Watersheds: Los Angeles, Santa Ana, and the Central Valley
Cohort Two - March to October 2019, Watersheds: Sacramento Valley, The Delta, and Tulare Basin.
Cohort Three - March to October 2020, Watersheds: Colorado River Basin and Lower Klamath River Basin.
Scientific Engineering Associate, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Water Resources Planning and Management, CA Dept. of Water Resources
Senior Manager, California Groundwater Program, Environmental Defense Fund
Planner and Emergency Manager, Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians
Regulatory Advocate, Association of California Water Agencies
Conservation Director, Bay-Delta and Central Valley Programs, American Rivers
Environmental Specialist, Provost & Pritchard
General Manager, River Garden Farms
Policy Advocate, Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability
Manager of Community Engagement & Planning, Self-Help Enterprises
Executive Director, Maidu Summit Consortium
Executive Advisor to Deputy Director, California Department of Water Resources
Director of Public Policy, Audubon California
Science Director, The Sierra Fund
Water Resources Planning and Management, Metropolitan Water District
Research Wildlife Biologist, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station
Regional Water Management Coordinator, Community Water Center
Executive Vice President, River Partners
Sacramento Program Area Coordinator, Environmental Justice Coalition for Water
Water Resource Control Engineer, Central Valley Water Board
Watershed and Floodplain Program Manager, US Army Corps of Engineers
Environmental Scientist, California Department of Water Resources
Project Manager, Yuba Water Agency
Co-founder and Licensed Professional Civil Engineer, Blue Forest Conservation