Tara Moran is currently the president and chief executive officer at the California Water Data Consortium. Moran was previously the sustainable groundwater research lead at Water in the West. With a varied career in water resource management, Moran’s research focuses on the technical requirements of water management, including data collection, sharing and integration. Moran is particularly interested in understanding the role of data and information in water management decisions. She works with interdisciplinary research teams to develop solutions to the legal, technical and governance challenges of sustainable groundwater management. Tara holds a first class honors B.Sc. in Environmental Science and a Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Calgary, Canada.