Cynthia Truelove

Stanford University (Ret.)

Dr. Truelove leads the Water-Energy Research Initiative at Stanford University’s Water in the West, a joint program of the Woods Institute for the Environment and the Bill Lane Center for the American West. Prior to joining Stanford University, she most recently served as Senior Water Policy Analyst in the Division of Policy and Planning of the California Public Utilities Commission. She was responsible for developing the CPUC’s Water Policy Program across the arenas of water conservation and water use efficiency; the water-energy nexus; and water and climate change. Over the past twenty-five years, she has worked across North and South America in environmental and water and natural resource planning, as well as in the research interface between social, ecological, and global economic restructuring. Dr. Truelove has held a wide range of positions from her tenure as Plan Administrator of the nation’s largest public sector multiple species habitat conservation plan to Assistant Professor of Rural Sociology, Latin American Studies and Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She holds a Ph.D. in the Sociology of Comparative and International Development from The Johns Hopkins University as well as a Masters in International Studies and Economics from The Johns Hopkins University Nitze School for Advanced International Studies.