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Brian Gray
Senior Fellow

Water policy

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Brian Gray is a senior fellow at the PPIC Water Policy Center and professor emeritus at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. He has published numerous articles on environmental and water resources law and coauthored a variety of PPIC reports, including the 2011 interdisciplinary book on California water policy, Managing California’s Water: From Conflict to Reconciliation. He has argued before the California Supreme Court and the US Court of Appeals in cases involving wild and scenic rivers, water pricing reform, takings, and water rights and environmental quality. He is a recipient of the William Rutter Award for Excellence in Teaching and the UC Hastings Outstanding Professor Award. He holds a JD from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BA in economics from Pomona College.

Priorities for California’s Water
A Path Forward for California’s Freshwater Ecosystems
Water and the Future of the San Joaquin Valley
California’s Water
California’s Water: The Colorado River
California’s Water: Managing Droughts
California’s Water: Paying for Water
California’s Water: Protecting Headwaters
California’s Water: Providing Safe Drinking Water
California’s Water: The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta
California’s Water: Storing Water
California’s Water: Water for the Environment
Managing Drought in a Changing Climate: Four Essential Reforms
A New Approach to Accounting for Environmental Water: Insights from the Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta
Managing California’s Freshwater Ecosystems: Lessons from the 2012-16 Drought
Improving the Health of California’s Headwater Forests
Water Stress and a Changing San Joaquin Valley
Accounting for California’s Water
Managing Water for the Environment During Drought: Lessons from Victoria, Australia
Improving the Federal Response to Western Drought: Five Areas for Reform
Allocating California’s Water: Directions for Reform
Policy Priorities for Managing Drought
Paying for Water in California
Stress Relief: Prescriptions for a Healthier Delta Ecosystem
Integrated Management of Delta Stressors: Institutional and Legal Options
Where the Wild Things Aren’t: Making the Delta a Better Place for Native Species
Water and the California Economy
Managing California’s Water: From Conflict to Reconciliation
California Water Myths
Water Quality
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