Department of Water Resources
Paul Gosselin joined the Department of Water Resources (DWR) as the deputy director for sustainable groundwater management in July 2021. Paul oversees DWR’s groundwater management activities statewide, including the implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). He served 13 years as Butte County’s director of water and resource conservation, where he managed the county’s State Water Project Table allocation, investigated and reported on groundwater conditions, and implemented the groundwater management plan. Prior to Butte County, Paul was chief deputy director at the California Department of Pesticide Regulation from 1999 to 2007 and was assistant director for enforcement, environmental monitoring, and data management from 1993 to 1999. From 1989 to 1993, he was the director of regulatory services for the Massachusetts Department of Food and Agriculture. Paul received a BA in biochemistry and an MA in chemistry from the University of Massachusetts.