Wolff Appointed to Regional Water
Pacific Institute's Principal Economist
and Engineer Appointed to San Francisco Bay Regional Board
[4/15/05] Dr. Gary
Wolff, the Pacific Institute's Principal Economist and Engineer,
has been appointed to the California Regional Water Quality
Control Board, representing the San Francisco Bay Region,
which is responsible for protecting ground and surface water
in the area.
and excited to have been appointed to the Board," Dr.
Wolff said. "And I'm looking forward to working with
other Board members and staff to craft policy solutions
that are good for the environment and our local economy."
Each of the nine
regional Water Resources Control Boards, which are overseen
by the State Board, has nine members that are appointed
by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. The mission
of the Regional Water Control Board is "to develop
and enforce water quality objectives and implementation
plans which will best protect the beneficial uses of the
State's waters, recognizing local differences in climate,
topography, geology and hydrology."
Wolff is an expert
in the economics and engineering of the water sector, including
conservation, end-use efficiency, privatization, and incentive
policies. His work encompasses water, wastewater, and storm-water
issues and he is currently working on water conservation
economics, the issues associated with privatization of water,
and pesticide regulation in California.
career has ranged from working as a design engineer at a
wastewater treatment plant to serving as a post-doctoral
fellow at the Center for Conservation Biology at Stanford
University. He is the past president
of the Alameda County Recycling Board and past chair of
the East Bay Municipal Utility District Demand Management
Dr. Wolff received
a Doctoral degree in Resource Economics from the University
of California at Berkeley, a Masters Degree in Civil and
Environmental Engineering from Stanford University.
Dr. Wolff's full
resume and publications list is available online.
about the California Regional Water Quality Board system
can be found online.