Doug Parker

Dr. Doug Parker

California Institute for Water Resources

Email:

doug.parker@ucop.edu

Mailing address:

California Institute for Water Resources
University of California
1111 Franklin St., Rm. 10206
Oakland, CA 94607

Phone:

(510) 987 0036

Website:

http://ciwr.ucanr.edu/

Bio:

Dr. Doug Parker is the director of the California Institute for Water Resources and Strategic Initiative leader for the University of California (UC) Agriculture and Natural Resources’ Water Quality, Quantity, and Security Strategic Initiative. He coordinates water-related research, extension, and education efforts across the 10 UC campuses, the UC ANR system, and other academic institutions within California.

Doug works with federal, state, and local agencies to guide academic expertise toward finding solutions to California’s water challenges. He brings together local, state, and federal stakeholders to identify issues and sources of political and financial support for water-related research. To improve the understanding of water issues, Doug serves as a key spokesperson on California water issues, working with federal, state, regional, nonprofit, and campus stakeholders on advocacy and outreach programs.

Prior to joining the University of California, Doug worked on water quality issues related to the Chesapeake Bay as an Associate Professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Maryland. He has also worked on issues related to California water as an Extension Economist at UC Berkeley. Doug obtained his Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics at UC Berkeley and Bachelor’s Degrees in Economics and Environmental Studies at UC Santa Barbara.