Director, White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy (2009-2011)
Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (1993-2001)
Member of President Biden’s Campaign Climate Engagement Advisory Council
For over a quarter of a century, Carol Browner has been at the forefront of the United States’ environmental and energy polices. As President Clinton’s EPA Administrator, President Obama’s “Energy Czar,” and one of six members of President Biden’s Climate Engagement Advisory Council during his campaign, Browner has negotiated, developed, proposed and implemented U.S. policy affecting global energy, environment, public health, and business matters.
Today, Browner provides her expertise through dual roles in the business and policymaking arenas and serves as a Senior of Counsel at Covington & Burling, as well as board chair of the League of Conservation Voters.
General Manager, Moulton Niguel Water District
Founder of the California Data Collaborative
Joone Lopez is the General Manager of the Moulton Niguel Water District, which provides water, wastewater and recycled water services to six cities in South Orange County.
Joone is a Board Member for California WateReuse Association, California Water Data Consortium, Southern California Water Coalition, South Orange County Wastewater Authority, WaterNow Alliance, and Association of California Water Agencies.
Additionally, she serves on The Alfred E. Alquist Seismic Safety Commission, The Water Environment Federation’s Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, UC Irvine Water Leadership Board, Water Education for Latino Leaders (WELL) Board, BAYWORK Advisory Committee for its Digital Worker Initiative, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People California/Hawaii Executive Committee, The California State University, Fullerton Center for Real Estate Advisory Board, and The Korean American Coalition Board of Directors. She’s also a founding member of The California Data Collaborative, a non-profit representing 21 million Californians, focused on leveraging data and technology to enhance statewide water management policies.
Journalist & Author
Erica Gies is an award-winning independent journalist and National Geographic Explorer specializing in science and environmental coverage.
Her book Water Always Wins: Thriving in an age of drought and deluge highlights “Slow Water” innovations worldwide that help communities adapt to floods and droughts caused by climate change and human interference.
Erica has appeared as a guest on PBS, Fox News, NPR, and international radio programs, and has spoken at prestigious events including the United Nations Water Conference and the American Geophysical Union’s Frontiers in Hydrology.
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