A Conversation With Felicia Marcus

In this episode, Jay talks with an old friend about hope: hope for cleaner and safer water in America. Felicia Marcus is an attorney/consultant who has served in government, the non-profit world, and the private sector. She's been a board member on numerous national and international bodies, including one that oversees Canada-U.S. water issues. She is currently the Landreth Visiting Fellow at Stanford University's Woods Institute Water in the West Program.




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Guest Bio

Felicia Marcus

Felicia Marcus is an attorney/consultant who has served in positions in government, the non-profit world, and the private sector. She is currently the Landreth Visiting Fellow at Stanford University’s Woods Institute Water in the West Program and a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. She is also a member of the Water Policy Group, an international network of former and current high-level water officials dedicated to assisting developing nations. Felicia was most recently Chair of the California State Water Resources Control Board during the state’s worst drought in modern history. She previously served as Regional Administrator of the U.S. EPA Region IX and as head of the Los Angeles Department of Public Works in addition to leadership in national non-governmental organizations. She has a JD from NYU School of Law, an AB cum laude in East Asian Studies from Harvard College, and attended Hong Kong University.


Resources

Delta stewardship council

California State water resources control board

Nature-based solutions for urban resilience:

Mentioned by Felicia: horizontal levees, wetland restoration, Bush, Doyon - Building urban resilience with nature-based solutions: How can urban planning contribute?

Ellen Hanak

Water reuse association

Managing Water: Avoiding Crisis in California by Dorothy Green

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make A Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell

Radhika Fox, head of US Water Alliance

The Bay-Delta - Sacramento-San Joaquin Rivers Delta & San Francisco Bay


Additional & Related Links

Water conservation tips:

California Department of Water Resources

California Water Boards

Save Our Water

Rebates for Homeowners (California)

Stormwater Treatment Wetlands: Dale Hodges Park, Calgary


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