EDF Excited to Work Alongside Jay Ziegler as California’s Newly Appointed Delta Watermaster

Ann Hayden Statement, Associate Vice President, Climate Resilient Water Systems

March 2, 2023
Avalon Fajardo-Anstine

EDF lauds yesterday’s announcement that California’s State Water Resources Control Board appointed Jay Ziegler as the new Delta Watermaster. Previously, Ziegler was the external affairs and policy director for the California Office of The Nature Conservancy and now succeeds Michael George, who held the Watermaster position for two four-year terms.

“We are pleased with the selection of Jay Ziegler as the Delta Watermaster. His political acumen and long history of advocacy for environmental needs in balance with other users will serve him and the state of California well in this new role. We look forward to working with Jay to change the trajectory to balance our water needs, reduce conflict, and improve ecosystem conditions in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay Delta. We also admire and appreciate the great work of Michael George over the last several years and wish him the best in the next phase of his adventures.”

  • Ann Hayden, Associate Vice President, Climate Resilient Water Systems, Environmental Defense Fund

For more information on this announcement, see the State Water Board’s press release.

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