Guest Lecturers at CIWR and UC Santa Cruz

Following are some of the many distinguished leaders who have lectured at UCSC in courses or forums led by Professor Brent Haddad.

  • Congresswoman Grace Napolitano, Representative of the 38th Congressional District of California, and Chair, House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power (via uplink from her office in Washington D.C.)
  • Curtis Brown, Ph.D., Director, Research and Development, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
  • Dennis Kelso, Ph.D., Executive Director and Senior Vice President, Ocean Conservancy
  • Mr. Jeff Garwood, President and CEO, GE Infrastructure Water & Process Technologies
  • Geoff Boraston, Director of Environmental Affairs, Granite Construction, Inc.
  • David M. Weiman, President, Agricultural Resources, Washington, D.C.
  • Barbara Graves, Vice-Chair, Capitola Commission on the Environment
  • Diana Brooks, Division of Ratepayer Advocates, California Public Utilities Commission, “Public Oversight of Private Water Utilities”
  • Roger Masuda, Esq., Partner, Griffith and Masuda, and General Counsel to the Turlock Irrigation District, “The Tuolumne River:  Sharing a Vital Water Resource”
  • G. Wade Miller, Executive Director, WateReuse Foundation, Alexandria, Virginia, “The Future of Water Reuse and Desalination in the U.S.”
  • Jean Debroux, Ph.D., Kennedy Jenks Consulting, “Russian River Management:  Balancing Multiple Interests”
  • Michael Gabaldon, Director, Technical Service Center, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Studies, “Adaptive Management of the Colorado River” 
  • Robert Raucher, Ph.D., Executive Vice President, Stratus Consulting, Denver, CO, “Providing Safe Drinking Water: Health, Risk, and Cost Assessment”
  • Rita Schmidt Sudman, Executive Director, Water Education Foundation, “Teaching about Water: The Experience of the Water Education Foundation”
  • Mary Bannister, General Manager, Pajaro Valley Water Management District