Bruce E. Cain is the Charles Louis Ducommun Professor in Humanities and Sciences and the Spencer F. and Cleone P. Eccles Family Director of the Bill Lane Center for the American West. He is a Professor of Political Science and Senior Fellow for the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment. Professor Cain’s Water in the West work focuses on governance issues as they relate to water, energy and the environment. He currently directs projects on the California Coastal Commission, state environmental regulatory processes, and water related jurisdictional collaborations. His most recent book is entitled Democracy More or Less: America’s Political Reform Quandary (Cambridge University Press, 2014).