Michael Kiparsky

Michael Kiparsky is Director of the Wheeler Water Institute at the Center for Law, Energy & the Environment, at Berkeley Law.

Dr. Kiparsky has worked on both technical and policy aspects of water resources management, and his overarching professional interest lies at the intersection between the two. As a researcher, he has published on governance and policy of complex water systems, as well as on risk analysis, impacts of climate change on hydrology, and adaptation to climate change. As a practitioner, he has experience in consulting (Tully & Young Comprehensive Water Planning), non-profit (Pacific Institute), and agency (CALFED Science Program) settings. Before returning to U.C. Berkeley, Dr. Kiparsky was on the faculty at the University of Idaho.

Dr. Kiparsky earned a Ph.D. and M.S. at U.C. Berkeley’s Energy and Resources Group, an interdisciplinary graduate program, and holds an A.B. in Biology from Brown University. He has won awards for his work from sources including the National Science Foundation, the Association of California Water Agencies, the CALFED Bay Delta Science Program, and the Udall Foundation.