Steven Malloch

Steven Malloch works at the intersection of policy, law and technical water issues. His work for Resources Legacy Fund focuses on the 10-year Open Rivers Fund, which supports community efforts to remove obsolete dams across the West. Steve is trained in hydrology and law, and has worked as a hydrogeologist, lawyer and lobbyist. He brings technical, legal and political tools to bear on the problems of improving the environmental performance of large water systems, especially water supply, irrigation and flood control projects in the western U.S., and on the looming problems of adapting to the impacts of climate change on water infrastructure and use. Steve is Principal with Western Water Futures, LLC, where he provides strategy, program development and implementation services for water managers and non-government clients. Prior to forming Western Water Futures in 2013, Steve worked in Washington D.C. and Seattle on water resources for the National Wildlife Federation, Trout Unlimited and as the Executive Director for the Western Water Alliance. Before shifting to the non-profit sector, Steve practiced environmental law and litigation in San Francisco with Graham & James. He started his career in water as a hydrogeologist, working on water supply and contamination projects in the Western US, Alaska and internationally. His degrees are in geology and law from the University of California at Davis, with an MS in Water Resources Administration from the University of Arizona. He is a member of the bar in Washington.

Steven Malloch
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  • Tupper Ansel Blake