Mike Myatt serves as program officer on the Water Foundation’s Healthy Watersheds team. In this capacity, he develops and implements grantmaking programs and strategies to accelerate and scale sustainable groundwater management in the western US. Mike also leads the foundation’s initiatives to harness the power of open, transparent water data for creative problem-solving and informed decision-making.
His past experience includes more than two decades of water policy work in California, including the development and administration of the California Department of Water Resources’ multibillion-dollar annual budget; policy and finance analysis for the CALFED Bay-Delta Program; and development of long-term financing strategies for the California Bay-Delta Authority. Mike serves as board chair for the California Water Data Consortium. He received BS degrees in Environmental Studies and Economics from San Jose State University.