Academic Programs

Sustainable Water Markets Fellowship Program

The SWM Program
SWM Fellows
Faculty & Staff

The Sustainable Water Markets Speaker Series brings national leaders in law, policy, academia, economics, and business to the Bren School to share their perspectives on how market tools can influence the future of water resources management. In addition to giving formal lectures, these guests interact extensively with the students through formal panel discussions and informal group activities.


Joe Whitworth
The Freshwater Trust

Redefining Conservation for
the Next Economy

Dan Beard
Former Commissioner
U.S. Bureau or Reclamation

"Climate Change, Bathtub Rings and Low-Flow Toilets:
New Realities for Western Water

Nancy Sutley
Chief Sustainability and Economic Development Officer
Los Angeles Department of
Water and Power

"Say Goodbye to 'Chinatown':
Sustainable Water Management in Los Angeles

Jay Lund
UC Davis Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Watershed Science Center

"Can We Stop Undermining our Water Supplies? Groundwater and California's Water Future."

Nicholas Brozovic
Department of Agriculturaland Consumer Economics,University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

"Challenges and Opportunities for Emerging Groundwater Markets"

Bren School Faculty Panel

Arturo Keller, Gary Libecap,
Jim Salzman, Robert Wilkinson

"Water and the Effects of Drought in California"

Bonnie Colby
Department of Resource Economics
University of Arizona

"Trading Risk, Water, and Money: Refining Water Markets"

Clay Landry
Managing Director
WestWater Research

"Water Transfers and Markets: A New Era for Urban Water Management"

Ellen Hanak
Co-Director of Research,
Senior Fellow
Public Policy Institute
of California

"What Do Water Markets and Groundwater Banking Have to Do with Sustainable Water Management?"