Water Forum Names Jessica Law as New Executive Director

By on December 26, 2020
Water Forum

The Water Forum announced earlier this month the selection of Jessica Law as its new Executive Director.

Law brings more than 15 years of experience in water and environmental resource management, public process, and land use planning.

“Jessica’s expertise in the field of water and the skill sets needed to be successful in the Executive Director position are unmatched,” said Tom Gohring, who will be retiring as Water Forum Executive Director in 2021.

Law currently serves as the Chief Deputy Executive Officer of the Delta Stewardship Council.

For the past five years, she has led critical conversations and strategic planning to strengthen the Council’s partnerships with state and federal agencies. Law has successfully increased the amount of funding for state agencies and non-profit groups to plan for and create permitting efficiencies for ecosystem restoration projects.

“It is my privilege to be joining the Water Forum at such a critical juncture in its history,” Law said. “Over the past 20 years, the Water Forum has accomplished a tremendous amount of work to achieve the coequal goals of water supply reliability and ecosystem health. As climate change accelerates, not only will there be a new set of obstacles to navigate, but those obstacles will be coming at us faster, and in unpredictable ways.

Law holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology (Ecology) from Connecticut College and a master’s in Regional Planning from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

The Water Forum is a diverse group of local governments, environmentalists, water managers, businesses and others working together to balance the coequal goals of providing reliable water supplies for the Sacramento region and preserving the environment of the Lower American River.