Water Leaders

Water Leaders

2016 Water Leaders on Lower Colorado River Tour

The William R. Gianelli Water Leaders Class is a one-year program that identifies early to mid-career, up-and-coming community leaders from diverse backgrounds, including members of minority and ethnic communities, and deepens their water knowledge and enhances their leadership skills.

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Program Overview & Requirements

Led by Executive Director Jennifer Bowles, the Water Leaders class brings together 20 or so participants in their early to mid-career from across California and various stakeholder groups. The program deepens knowledge on water, enhances individual leadership skills and prepares class members to take an active, cooperative approach to decision-making about water resource issues. Each class member is paired up with a mentor from a leading stakeholder group or who works as a policymaker.

Tips on Applying
Learn about criteria for acceptance and tips for completing a solid application for the competitive program

Applications for the one-year program are generally available in the fall for the next class that begins in mid- to late January. We recommend putting your best effort into the application package, especially the written statement, as this is a highly competitive program.