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Debbie Franco

Managing Director

Water Solutions Network, Coro

Debbie Franco is managing director of the Water Solutions Network. Before that, she spent ten years in the California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, ultimately serving as the senior advisor on water and rural affairs. Debbie also served on Governor Brown’s Drought Task Force (as the local drought liaison) and on the Forest Management Task Force that spanned the Brown and Newsom administrations, leading the Rural Economic Development Steering Committee/Wood Utilization Work Group. Debbie also participated in and contributed to the development of California’s historic Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. She currently sits on the Board of Directors for the California Water Data Consortium and the PPIC Water Policy Center Advisory Council. She holds a master’s degree in social ecology from the University of California, Irvine, and a BA from the University of California, Davis.