Water

Todd Gartner is a Senior Associate for the World Resources Institute’s People and Ecosystem Program.
Werner Troesken is a Professor of Economics at the University of Pittsburgh and a Faculty Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He has been a National Fellow at the Hoover
Mark Schaffer is a hydrologist and consults on projects related to stream restoration. Since 2004 Mark has provided technical assistance for Trout Unlimited’s Montana Water Project, which protects and restores cold water fisheries through water rights leasing.
Robert Kimball works on promoting collaboration towards sustainable water management between businesses, investors, and governments.  He is currently working on measuring and managing water related risks facing companies and investors with the World Resources Institute’s
Kate Fitzpatrick is a Program Director at the Deschutes River Conservancy where she leads strategy development and implementation to restore streamflows and water quality in the Deschutes Basin of Oregon.
Ryan Smith is a co-founded of Instream Exchange LLC (IE), a venture dedicated to securing water in constrained basins to meet demand. Initiated through a master’s thesis, Ryan partnered with two peers and Clay Landry of West Water Research to form Instream.
Shira Kronich is an environmental engineer responsible for monitoring and upgrading the small-scale decentralized rural arid environment wastewater systems at the Eilot Regional Authority in Hevel Eilot.
Julie brings knowledge of land use patterns and environmental management to Bio-Logical Capital’s strategic decisions and investment analysis. She helps the team evaluate and communicate business models that integrate social, ecological and economic systems on the land.
John Tynan is co‑director of Upstate Forever's Clean Air & Water Program, where he works to reduce the impacts of land use change on water quality and reduce the size of Upstate's climate footprint.
Kelly L. Westover received her Bachelor’s in Environmental Science and Policy from the University of South Florida in 2001.
Andy works to restore streamflows to creeks and rivers in Western Montana. He partners with water right holders and irrigation groups on projects that benefit both fish and farmers.
Peter Dykstra is a lawyer with a practice focused on water rights, conservation real estate transactions, natural resources policy, and government relations at Plauche & Carr LLP.
Zoë Carlson is currently pursuing her Master’s of Environmental Science and Management at the Bren School. Through the Eco-entrepreneurship program she is developing a business that applies financial mechanisms to groundwater management.
On paper, Wendy is a hydrogeophysicist, however, she is also an adjunct professor teaching Groundwater Law and Hydrology in the law schools at the University of Colorado and Denver University.  She is the founder of Hydro Info, a consulting company that provides public s
Scott is a Senior Program Officer at the Deschutes River Conservancy (DRC) in Bend, Oregon.  His work focuses on restoring streamflows in the Deschutes River and its tributaries by implementing market-based, incentive-oriented transactions with irrigation districts and p
Aaron began practicing law in 2011 at the Sacramento based firm of Somach Simmons & Dunn.
Nigel Asquith is the Director of Strategy and Policy at the Santa Cruz-based Fundación Natura Bolivia, where since 2003, his team has helped create a new 734,000 hectares protected area and has set up 20 municipal Payments for Environmental Services (PES) water fun
Kyle Bryant, an Environmental Scientist working in the EPA’s B.R.I.D.G.E.
Kevin Biehn is the Marketing Director and a Partner with the Twin Cities–based environmental engineering firm Emmons & Olivier Resources (EOR).
Balanko received her Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta in 1988. After working as an equity trader in Toronto, she left to pursue her passion for travel and organic farming.
Katherine Hamilton is a consultant specializing in environmental markets and innovative investment in conservation. In this capacity, she is currently a Strategic Advisor for the Governors Climate Task Force.
Derek Van Marter is an impartial facilitator and has actively led collaborative decision-making among various interests for over fifteen years.
Jennifer Pahl is an ecologist with Corblu Ecology Group, LLC in Lawrenceville, Georgia working on a range of environmental restoration and conservation projects.
Aaron Citron is a Policy Analyst for Environmental Defense Fund’s Colorado River Project based in Boulder, Colorado. His work is focused on agricultural water use, conservation and efficiency, and interstate water management.
Jennifer Boyer is the director of Future West in Bozeman, Montana.
Robert Cunningham, a native of Great Britain, graduated from Lancaster University in 1992 with a B.S. in Environmental Science. He went on to earn an MPhil with Distinction at Lancaster in 1999.
Sean Blacklocke graduated from the College of Charleston in 1990, with a B.S. in Marine Biology. He earned his M.S. in Environmental Studies at the Medical University of South Carolina and his M.S. in Applied Economics at Clemson University this spring.
Tom Iseman is the director of the freshwater conservation program for The Nature Conservancy in Colorado. He works to protect rivers and wetlands and the plants and animals they support across Colorado and the American Southwest.
At a young age Chris Corbin was told, "Do what you love." He has been pursuing his passion for water ever since. He left his home in Northwest Arkansas to explore the fabled waters of Montana and pursue an education.
James Workman‚ a visiting professor at Wesleyan University’s College of the Environment‚ wrote the award-winning Heart of Dryness: How the Last Bushmen Can Help us Endure the Coming Age of Permanent Drought‚ a book which lay the basis for his co-founding SmartMarke