A leading scientist, innovator, and communicator on global water and climate issues. He co-founded and leads the Pacific Institute in Oakland, one of the most innovative, independent non-governmental organizations addressing the connections between the environment and global sustainability.
- President and Co-Founder, 1987 to Present. Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security.
- Research Associate, 1983 to 1986. Energy and Resources Group, University of California, Berkeley,
- Deputy Assistant to the Governor of California, 1980-1982. Energy and Environment Office of the Governor of California.
- Research and Teaching Associate. 1978 to 1981. University of California and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.
B.S. from Yale University; M.S. and Ph.D. in Energy and Resources from the University of California, Berkeley, with a focus on hydroclimatology.