Mike Myatt

Program Officer
Mike Myatt

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.


555 Capitol Mall, Suite 1155
Sacramento, CA 95814


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Recent Blog Posts

"I grew up in Sonoma County, walking distance from two different creeks.
The one closest to my house was channelized for flood control, reducing riparian overgrowth but still stubbornly teeming with life. My childhood summers were often centered around those creeks, a central component of our neighborhood that brought us kids together. I guess my exposure to water and nature during my formative years never got out of my system. Water is vital, connected to everything. This connection brings complications and challenges but also opportunities. My passion is bringing together people who come from different perspectives or backgrounds and helping to find common ground that benefits us in ways that wouldn’t be possible without taking a broader view. Water never fails to offer these opportunities, and I’m so fortunate in my work to partner with and continually learn from a community of passionate, dedicated people with different experiences and perspectives."