As a Senior Water Policy Analyst for Western Resource Advocates, Jorge works closely with water providers, decision-makers, and partner organizations in the Mountain West to ensure communities can meet their long-term water needs while sustaining healthy rivers and robust outdoor recreation economies. His current work focuses on the use of innovation processes to advance water conservation at regional scales, the design and implementation of market-based policies and strategies to accelerate water conservation in the municipal sector, and facilitation of community-based collaboration to increase streamflows in local communities. He has worked in the area of climate markets as a Research Faculty member for the Governors’ Climate and Forests (GCF) Task Force at the University of Colorado Law School, and as climate and innovation Fulbright Scholar with the India Institute of Science. Jorge is also the chair of the Steering Committee of the Water Efficiency Action Network of the Colorado River Basin States (WEAN-CRB), and a Trustee for the Colorado Foundation for Water Education. Mr. Figueroa has a Master’s Degree in Forestry from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Science, and a Juris Doctor with certificates in environmental law and international law from Elisabeth Haub School of Law.

Jorge Figueroa