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Policy enabling the broader adoption of innovation

 

 

Water Innovation Policy Fellowship

Imagine H2O awarded two outstanding graduate students with a Fellowship to spearhead advancement of a policy solution that accelerates the deployment of water-energy nexus technologies in California. Mentored by a mentor and a team of policy and subject-matter experts, Fellows have been conducting research, engaging stakeholders and developing and implementing a strategy to advance their chosen policy initiative.


Read about their chosen policy below.

 
 

FELLOWSHIP BACKGROUND

In September 2018, eight graduate students from top California universities were sponsored to join Imagine H2O in San Francisco for the Global Climate Action Summit. With the help of their professors, the Policy Advisory Council and Imagine H2O, each developed a policy proposal aimed at enabling the broader adoption of innovation addressing challenges at the Water-Energy Nexus.

 
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UTILITY

BUILD RESILIENCY

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FOOD & AG

GROW MORE WITH LESS

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INDUSTRY

MITIGATE WATER RISK

 
 

 

Policy Advisory Council

 
 

 

Frank Loge   |   UC Davis

Peter Yolles   |   WaterSmart Software

Mary Ann Dickinson   |   Alliance for Water Efficiency

Kevin Klowden   |   Milken Institute

Caitrin Phillips Chappelle   |   PPIC

 

Jennifer Capitolo | Nossaman, LLP

Andrew Fahlund   |   Water Foundation

Jennifer Persike   |   ACWA

Martha Davis   |   Inland Empire Utilities Agency

Buzz Thompson   |   Stanford University

Cannon Michael | Bowles Farming 

 

 
 

Looking Back: 2016-2017 California Water Policy Challenge 

Richael Young of Mammoth Trading at the Water Policy + Innovation Summit '18

Richael Young of Mammoth Trading at the Water Policy + Innovation Summit '18

Adrian Covert, Bay Area Council; Senator Dodd; Mike Myatt, Water Foundation

Adrian Covert, Bay Area Council; Senator Dodd; Mike Myatt, Water Foundation

James Yannotta, LADWP; Jordan Diamond, UC Berkeley; Richard Roos-Collins, Water Power Law Group

James Yannotta, LADWP; Jordan Diamond, UC Berkeley; Richard Roos-Collins, Water Power Law Group

 
 

Imagine H2O's approach allows us to identify practical, intelligent policy solutions that can get water technology deployed in California.

 

- Buzz Thompson | Professor at Stanford Law School and Director of the Woods Institute for the Environment

 
 
 

Program Results

 

2017

Winner

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Finalists

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2016

Winners

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Finalists

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