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Alvar Escriva-Bou

Adjunct Fellow, Public Policy Institute of California

Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, University of California, Los Angeles

Expertise: Water systems engineering, water policy, climate change policy

Alvar Escriva-Bou is an adjunct fellow with the PPIC Water Policy Center and an assistant professor with the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at the University of California, Los Angeles. Before that, he was a senior fellow at the PPIC Water Policy Center, where his research explored integrated water, energy, and environmental resources management. While at PPIC, he examined the options and consequences of transitioning to groundwater sustainability in the San Joaquin Valley, analyzed California’s water accounting system, studied urban drought resilience, and investigated energy and climate policies related to water use, among other things. Previously, he worked as a civil engineer, managing and developing large infrastructure projects for local and regional governments and consulting firms in Spain. He holds a PhD and MS in water and environmental engineering and a BS in civil engineering from the Polytechnic University of Valencia in Spain, as well as an MS in agricultural and resource economics from the University of California, Davis.