M&A is pleased to announce that Matt Weber, Ph.D., has joined our team of professionals. With a background in both hydrology and environmental economics, he offers a unique set of skills that emphasize the social dimensions of water planning. Matt specializes in water policy and economic analysis, ecosystem services analysis, market / nonmarket valuation of water planning options, survey design, econometric modeling, analysis of groundwater / surface water interactions, and dynamic simulation modeling. He earned both his master’s and Ph.D. in hydrology at the University of Arizona.
You can read Matt’s Hydro Note about his work on an innovative study of the Santa Cruz River, which relies on treated effluent for its instream flows in several areas. His study estimates the value of preserving these flows and considers “non-use” values, which reflect the desire of some residents to support the riparian ecosystem even though they don’t directly benefit via recreation or other uses.
Prior to joining M&A, Matt spent 7 years at the USEPA’s Office of Research & Development. An adjunct faculty member for Oregon State University’s Water Resources Graduate Program (Water Resource Policy & Management), he also serves on the board of the Corvallis Environmental Center.
Matt’s expertise is particularly relevant for California’s new Water Storage Infrastructure Program (WSIP), which is funded under Proposition 1. Based in Corvallis, Oregon, he will also be helping us build our new Sacramento office, which opens at the end of this month. Please feel free to reach out to Matt or Tim Leo or call at 520-881-4912.