Margaret Bowman

William C. Landreth Visiting Fellow, May 2016

California has been in a serious drought for years and its consequences are mounting from increased fires to lower water tables. With no end in sight, Margaret Bowman, former Deputy Director of the Environment Program at the Walton Family Foundation and now principal of her own environmental consulting firm, is looking to water-focused impact investing as a possible way forward. Recently she gave a talk entitled Using Private Capital to Drive Water Sustainability Solutions as part of the Stanford Woods Institute’s Environmental Forum speaker series. Bowman was quick to point out that she is not a finance expert, but rather “a lawyer by training and policy wonk by practice.” Read more about her work in this Q&A with Water in the West.