Maurice advises on the overall strategy and implementation of the project, with a focus on building support among agencies, policy makers and potential end users. Maurice leads EDF’s efforts to build more resilient water supplies for people and nature. He has more than 25 years of experience in water resources management and policy, with particular emphasis in agricultural water use and groundwater management. Maurice’s work has included consulting for urban and agricultural water agencies, serving in various water science and policy roles for global non-profit organizations, and serving as the water program lead for the Water Funder Initiative, a collaborative effort to identify and activate promising water solutions through strategic philanthropic investments in the U.S., starting in the American West, where the scarcity and reliability of clean water are urgent issues. (PhD, Earth Resources, Watershed Sciences, Colorado State University; BS, Chemical Engineering, University of Tennessee Chattanooga).