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.
*Application for Cohort Two now open through November 9, 2018.
Cohort Three - 2020 - Dates TBD, Watersheds: Colorado River Basin, Southern Central Coast, and Klamath River Basin.
Executive Director, Orange County Farm Bureau
Director of Planning, Moulton Niguel Water District
Founder and Partner of Encourage Capital
Founding Director, Public Health Alliance of Southern California
Assistant General Manager, Long Beach Water Department
Program Manager, Alternative Energy Systems Consulting
Principal, Estolano LeSar Advisors
Senior Director, Environmental Defense Fund’s (EDF) Western Water program and the California Habitat Exchange program
California Science Director, Trout Unlimited
Supervising Program Administrator, Santa Clara Valley Water District
Associate Director, Nature Conservancy’s California Water Program
Policy & Advocacy Manager, Friends of the Los Angeles River (FoLAR)
Program Officer, The Water Foundation
Operations Manager, Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority
Assistant General Manager, External Affairs, Turlock Irrigation District
Executive Director, Resource Conservation District of Monterey County
Landscape Architect, Lead Planner, Watershed Program Manager and Public Involvement Specialist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District
Wastewater Planning Engineer, Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County
Vice President of Policy and Communications, Grower-Shipper Association of Central California
Senior Environmental Engineer, Chino Basin Watermaster
Project Analyst, San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy
Manager, Water Rights and Groundwater Management, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
General Counsel, Grassland Water District
Deputy Forest Supervisor, San Bernardino National Forest