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PPIC Water Policy Center

Our Team

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Ellen Hanak

Vice President and Center Director

Expertise: Economics

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Caitlin Peterson

Associate Center Director and Research Fellow

Expertise: Agroecology

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Andrew Ayres

Research Fellow

Expertise: Economics

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Sarah Bardeen

Center Communications Manager

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Joy Collins

Research Associate

Expertise: Environmental health

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Alvar Escriva-Bou

Senior Fellow

Expertise: Water resource engineering

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Elisa Gonzales

Project Assistant

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Brian Gray

Senior Fellow

Expertise: Environmental law

PPIC Starburst

Skyler Lewis

Project Assistant

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Jeffrey Mount

Senior Fellow

Expertise: Hydrology

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Annabelle Rosser

Research Associate

Expertise: Environmental planning

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Gokce Sencan

Research Associate

Expertise: Water policy

Adjunct Fellows

Van Butsic

Adjunct Fellow, Public Policy Institute of California, Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist & Adjunct Professor, University of California, Berkeley, Environmental Science Policy and Management Department

Expertise: Land use planning

James Cloern

Adjunct Fellow, Public Policy Institute of California, Senior Research Scientist, United States Geological Survey

Expertise: Aquatic ecology

Greg Gartrell

Adjunct Fellow, Public Policy Institute of California

Expertise: Water resource engineering

Ted Grantham

Adjunct Fellow, Public Policy Institute of California, Cooperative Extension Specialist, University of California, Berkeley

Expertise: River science

Letitia Grenier

Adjunct Fellow, Public Policy Institute of California,
Program Director and Senior Scientist, San Francisco Estuary Institute

Expertise: Landscape ecology, conservation biology

Josué Medellín-Azuara

Adjunct Fellow, Public Policy Institute of California, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Merced

Expertise: Water policy, economics, hydrologic modeling

David Mitchell

Adjunct Fellow, Public Policy Institute of California, Principal, M.Cubed

Expertise: Economics

Sarah Null

Adjunct and PPIC CalTrout Ecosystem Fellow, Public Policy Institute of California, Associate Professor, Utah State University

Expertise: Water policy, systems modeling, climate change adaptation

Kurt Schwabe

Adjunct Fellow, Public Policy Institute of California, Professor, University of California, Riverside, School of Public Policy

Expertise: Economics

Research Network

Newsha Ajami

Director of Urban Water Policy, Stanford University, Water in the West

Expertise: Water resource hydrology

Maura Allaire

Assistant Professor, Water Economics and Policy, University of California, Irvine

Expertise: Environmental economics

Karrigan Bork

Acting Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law

Expertise: Environmental law, ecology

Timothy Bradley

Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Irvine

Expertise: Aquatic ecology

Ellen Bruno

Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics - University of California, Berkeley

Expertise: Agricultural economics, environmental economics

Daniel Cayan

Research Meteorologist, University of California, San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Expertise: Climate science

Bonnie Colby

Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Hydrology and Water Resources, University of Arizona

Expertise: Water and energy economics

Helen E. Dahlke

Associate Professor, Integrated Hydrologic Sciences, University of California, Davis

Expertise: Surface water, groundwater

Frank Davis

Distinguished Professor, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, And Director, LA Kretz Center for Research at Sedgwick Reserve, University of California, Santa Barbara

Expertise: Landscape ecology

Michael Dettinger

Visiting Researcher, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Michael Dettinger Clifmate Science, LLC
Retired, Research Hydrologist, United States Geological Survey

Expertise: Hydroclimatology

John Durand

Research Scientist, University of California, Davis

Expertise: Estuarine ecology and restoration

Andrew T. Fisher

Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz

Expertise: Groundwater

John Fleck

Director, University of New Mexico Water Resources Program

Expertise: Colorado River Basin governance

William Fleenor

Senior Researcher, University of California, Davis

Expertise: Water resource engineering

Graham Fogg

Professor Emeritus of Hydrology,, Departments of Land, Air & Water Resources, and Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of California, Davis

Expertise: Groundwater

Richard Frank

Director, University of California, Davis, School of Law, Environmental Law and Policy Center

Expertise: Environmental and water law

Sarge Green

Project Director, Fresno State University, California Water Institute

Expertise: Water resource management

Jennifer Harder

Associate Prorfessor, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Expertise: Water law, environmental law

Thomas Harter

Hagan Endowed Chair in Water Management and Policy, University of California, Davis, Land, Air, and Water Resources

Expertise: Groundwater hydrology

David Jassby

Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles

Expertise: Water and wastewater treatment, membrane separations, electrochemistry

Katrina Jessoe

Associate Professor, University of California, Davis, Agricultural and Resource Economics

Expertise: Economics

Yufang Jin

Assistant Professor, University of California, Davis, Remote Sensing and Ecosystem Change

Expertise: Ecosystem change

Douglas Kenney

Director, Western Water Policy Program, Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy and the Environment; University of Colorado

Expertise: Colorado River policy

Wim Kimmerer

Research Professor, San Francisco State University, Romberg Tiburon Center

Expertise: Aquatic ecology

Susie Kocher

Forestry Advisor, University of California Cooperative Extension

Expertise: Forestry and fire ecology, extension education

Matt Kondolf

Professor, University of California, Berkeley, Department of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning

Expertise: River management

Carolyn Kousky

Executive Director, Wharton Risk Center, University of Pennsylvania

Expertise: Economics

Yusuke Kuwayama

Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland Fellow, Resources For the Future

Expertise: Water resource economics

Jay Lund

Director, University of California, Davis, Center for Watershed Sciences

Expertise: Water resource engineering

Dean Misczynski

Independent Consultant

Expertise: Public Policy

Peter Moyle

Associate Director, University of California, Davis, Center for Watershed Sciences

Expertise: Fish biology

Doug Parker

Director, University of California, California Institute for Water Resources

Expertise: Economics

Debra Perrone

Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies Program, University of California, Santa Barbara

Expertise: Water policy, groundwater systems, water-food-energy tradeoffs

Gregory Pierce

Co-Director, UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation, Co-Director, UCLA Water Resources, Faculty Group Faculty Member, UCLA Department of Urban Planning

Expertise: Water equity policy

Nicholas Pinter

Professor, University of California, Davis, Center for Watershed Sciences

Expertise: River management

Brett Sanders

Professor, University of California, Irvine, School of Engineering

Expertise: Water resource engineering

Kelly T. Sanders

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Southern California

Expertise: Energy-water nexus

David Sedlak

Co-Director, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley Water Center

Expertise: Water quality engineering

Edward Spang

Assistant Professor, Food Science and Technology, University of California, Davis

Expertise: Food-water-energy nexus

Eric D. Stein

Department Head, Biology Department, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project

Expertise: Ecohydrology, environmental assessment, stormwater monitoring and assessment

Scott Stephens

Henry Vaux Special Professor of Forest Policy, University of California, Berkeley, Environmental Science Policy and Management Department

Expertise: Fire ecology and management

Daniel Sumner

Frank H. Buck, Jr. Distinguished Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Davis, Director, University of California Agricultural Issues Center

Expertise: Economics

Daniel Swain

Research Fellow, National Center for Atmospheric Research,
California Climate Fellow, The Nature Conservancy, Researcher,, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA

Expertise: Regional climate change and extremes

Leon Szeptycki

Professor of Law, University of Virginia

Expertise: Environmental law

Barton “Buzz” Thompson

Director, Stanford University, Woods Institute for the Environment

Expertise: Environmental law

Paul Ullrich

Assistant Professor, Regional and Global Climate Modeling, University of California, Davis, Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources

Expertise: Regional climate change

Joshua Viers

Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Director, Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society, Associate Dean for Research, School of Engineering, University of California, Merced

Expertise: Watershed science and management

Sarah Yarnell

Senior Researcher, University of California, Davis, Center for Watershed Sciences

Expertise: River science and management