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Doug Parker Ph.D.

Director Emeritus, California Institute for Water Resources
California Institute for Water Resources
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Doug Parker, Ph.D., Director, California Institute for Water Resources

Doug Parker is the Director of the California Institute for Water Resources, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources. He coordinates water-related research, extension, and education efforts across the 10 UC campuses, the UC ANR system, and other academic institutions within California.

Prior to joining the University of California, Doug worked on water quality issues related to the Chesapeake Bay as a Professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Maryland. He has also worked on issues related to California water as a Cooperative Extension Economist at UC Berkeley. Doug obtained his Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics at UC Berkeley and Bachelor’s Degrees in Economics and Environmental Studies at UC Santa Barbara.


Ph.D. Agriculture & Resource Economics, UC Berkeley. 1990
B.A. Economics & Environmental Studies, UC Santa Barbara. 1984

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Non-Peer Reviewed

  • Parker, Doug; Taylor, Rebecca, et al. (2020). The economic benefits of drip irrigation adoption in California. Agricultura Irrigada: Um breve olhar.L. Rodrigues and D. Zaccaria. 235-239. 2020. https://inovagri.org.br/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Ebook_AgriculturaIrrigada_um-breve-olhar.pdf
  • Hanak, Ellen (2018). California’s Water: Water for Farms. California's Water. November.
  • Kearns, Faith; Parker, Doug (2018). Supporting Sustainable Groundwater Management. California Agriculture. 72:1, 6-7. March.
  • Parker, Doug (2017). California Water and the Drought. Governanca da Agua no Contexto da Escassez Hidrica.P. Roberto Jacobi, A. Paula Fracalanza and V. Empinotti. IEE-USP,UFABC, e GovAmb. 188-206.
  • Hanak, Ellen; Escriva-Bou, Alvar, et al. (2016). California’s Water: Water for Farms. Public Policy Institute of California. January.

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