El Dia Keynote Speaker 2021

Wednesday, March 31, at 3 pm

John Fleck, Director of Water Resources Graduate Program
Professor of Practice, Department of Economics
University of New Mexico


Our keynote speaker for 2021 will be John Fleck, Director of Water Resources, at the University of New Mexico. A former science journalist, Fleck is focused on the problems of the Colorado River, an imperiled water source on which 40 million people in the United States and Mexico depend. As a Professor of Practice in Water Policy and Governance in the University of New Mexico Department of Economics and director of the University’s Water Resources Program, he co-teaches classes in contemporary water policy issues, modeling, and technical communication for water managers. He first wrote about water in the 1980s as a beat reporter covering the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. He is the author of the books Water is for Fighting Over and Other Myths About Water in the West, an exploration of solutions to the Colorado River Basin’s water problems, and co-author of Science Be Dammed: How Ignoring Inconvenient Science Drained the Colorado River. Contact: fleckj@unm.edu

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