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.

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.

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Program Overview & Requirements

Led by Executive Director Jennifer Bowles, the program deepens knowledge on water, enhances individual leadership skills and prepares participants in their early to mid-career to take an active, cooperative approach to decision-making about water resource issues. Leading stakeholders and top policymakers serve as mentors to class members.