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PPIC senior fellow Ellen Hanak is director of the PPIC Water Policy Center. The center’s research network is a dynamic group of top researchers with expertise in a range of disciplines—including biology, economics, engineering, geology, and law.

Water Center Staff

Ellen Hanak
Ellen Hanak
Vice President and Center Director
415-291-4433
hanak@ppic.org
Expertise:
Economics
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Caitrin Chappelle
Caitrin Chappelle
Associate Center Director and Senior Research Associate
415-291-4435
chappelle@ppic.org
Expertise:
Public policy
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Brian Gray
Senior Fellow
415-565-4719
gray@ppic.org
Expertise:
Environmental law
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Jeffrey Mount
Jeffrey Mount
Senior Fellow
415-291-4476
mount@ppic.org
Expertise:
Hydrology
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Research Network
Daniel Cayan
Research Meteorologist, University of California, San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
858-534-4507
dcayan@ucsd.edu
Expertise:
Climate science
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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
805-893-3438
fwd@bren.ucsb.edu
Expertise:
Landscape ecology
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Michael Dettinger
Visiting Researcher, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Michael Dettinger Climate Science, LLC Retired, Research Hydrologist, United States Geological Survey
Expertise:
Hydroclimatology
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John Fleck
Director, University of New Mexico Water Resources Program
505-277-0124
fleckj@unm.edu
Expertise:
Colorado River Basin governance
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Richard Frank
Director, University of California, Davis, School of Law, California Environmental Law and Policy Center
Expertise:
Environmental and water law
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Greg Gartrell
Adjunct Fellow, Public Policy Institute of California
Independent Consultant
Expertise:
Water resource engineering
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Jay Lund
Director, University of California, Davis, Center for Watershed Sciences
530-752-5671
jrlund@ucdavis.edu
Expertise:
Water resource engineering
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Josué Medellín-Azuara
Adjunct Fellow, Public Policy Institute of California
Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Merced
Expertise:
Economics
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Peter Moyle
Associate Director, University of California, Davis, Center for Watershed Sciences
Expertise:
Fish biology
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Doug Parker
Director, University of California, California Institute for Water Resources
Expertise:
Economics
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Debra Perrone
Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies Program, University of California, Santa Barbara
Expertise:
Water policy, groundwater systems, water-food-energy tradeoffs
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Kurt Schwabe
Adjunct Fellow, Public Policy Institute of California
Professor, University of California, Riverside, School of Public Policy
Expertise:
Economics
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Daniel L. Swain
Researcher, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, UCLA Research Fellow, National Center for Atmospheric Research
California Climate Fellow, The Nature Conservancy
303-497-1117
dlswain@ucla.edu
Expertise:
Regional climate change and extremes
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Leon Szeptycki
Professor of Law, University of Virginia
Expertise:
Environmental law
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Barton "Buzz” Thompson
Director, Stanford University, Woods Institute for the Environment
650-723-2518
buzzt@stanford.edu
Expertise:
Environmental law
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Paul Ullrich
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, REGIONAL AND GLOBAL CLIMATE MODELING, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS, DEPARTMENT OF LAND, AIR, AND WATER RESOURCES
Expertise:
Regional climate change
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