Doug Kenney

Director, Western Water Policy Program - University of Colorado, Boulder

As Western Water Policy Program Director and CU Environmental Studies faculty member, Dr. Kenney designs and implements a comprehensive research agenda examining a variety of western water issues, including law and policy reform, river basin and watershed-level planning, the design of institutional arrangements, and alternative strategies for solving complex resource issues. Among his publications is In Search of Sustainable Water Management: International Lessons for the American West and Beyond (2005, Edward Elgar Publishing). Dr. Kenney has served as a consultant to a variety of local, state, multi-state, and federal agencies, including several Interior Department agencies, EPA, the US Forest Service, and special commissions. Dr. Kenney is also affiliated with the CU/NOAA Western Water Assessment, exploring the link between climate change/variability and western US water management. Doug has been a Carpe Diem West core team member since 2007.