Ben Chou

Ben Chou analyzes policy for the Natural Resources Defense Council’s water program in Santa Monica, CA, where he works on issues relating to climate change and water resources as part of the water and climate team. Chou’s work has focused on how local and state governments and the federal government are preparing for the water-related impacts of climate change.

Prior to joining NRDC in 2011, he spent three years working on drinking water regulatory issues at the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality. He also has worked previously at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society at Columbia University and with the Climate and Air Program at the Environmental Defense Fund.

Chou graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2005 and received his master’s degree from Columbia University in 2007.

ben chou

Water Policy Analyst of the Water Program at Natural Resources Defense Council

Areas of Expertise: Water Infrastructure and Climate Change Resiliency, Urban Water Efficiency for Drought Management, Importance of Soil Health for Agricultural Climate Resiliency

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information:

Email: bchou@nrdc.org

Press Contact – Jackie Wei
Email: jwei@nrdc.org

Heard on Arizona State University’s Cronkite News: Arizona Ranks in the bottom half of the country for water conservation policies

Added August 2015

Last Verified: August 2015

Melissa L. Bradley

Melissa Bradley is a nonresident senior fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institute, and the founder and managing director of New Capitalist, an organization that leverages “human, financial and social capital to create economically profitable and sustainable individuals, businesses and communities.”

Before starting New Capitalist, Bradley served as the CEO of the investment consulting organization the Tides Foundation, bringing together partners and donors. Her expertise in socially responsible investing comes from years of consulting organizations such as the Center for American Progress, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation on Family Economic Security and Civic Engagement and Green for All.

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Nonresident Senior Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institute

Areas of Expertise: Investment, Wealth Disparities, Micro-enterprise, Workforce Development, Economic and Environmental Sustainability

Location: Washington, DC

Contact Information:
Email: melissabradley@mac.com
Phone: (917) 549-6092
Twitter: @bradleyml

Bradley speaks at Tides Momentum: “Building Wealth for All”