Lester Snow

Lester Snow, Executive Director of the California Water Foundation; Sacramento, California. Engaged in integrated resource management for more than 40 years, Snow implemented the Clean Water Act in Arizona in the late 70s and has supported efforts to remove four dams on the Klamath River. Founding director of the Water Foundation, in 2016 he was appointed to the board of directors for the Klamath River Renewal Corporation. Previously, he served as Secretary of the California Natural Resources Agency and chief advisor to the Governor on issues related to the state’s natural, historic, and cultural resources. Snow also directed the California Department of Water Resources, including operation of the California State Water Project.