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David Mitchell

Adjunct Fellow, Public Policy Institute of California

Principal, M.Cubed

Expertise: Economics

David Mitchell is an adjunct fellow at the PPIC Water Policy Center and a consulting economist with the firm M.Cubed.  His practice areas include benefit-cost analysis, regional economic impact assessment, utility rate setting, natural resource valuation, water demand forecasting, and water conservation program evaluation and planning.  He has more than 25 years of experience using statistical and economic methods and models to help guide water resources management and investment decision-making. He served as the director of research for the California Urban Water Conservation Council for 15 years.  During his tenure with the CUWCC he had a direct hand in shaping many of the policies and technical publications used today to guide urban water conservation programs.