David Nesmith, Co-Facilitator
David has been working on California water issues for many years, first as the Conservation Director for the San Francisco Bay Chapter of the Sierra Club, and currently as the facilitator for the EWC. His past work also includes stints as a taxi driver in New York City, an international affairs educator at the UN, and a volunteer promoting agricultural development in Viet Nam in the late 1960s.
David is an avid white-water guide, and volunteers with the Inner City Outings program of the Sierra Club sharing the joys of river rafting with youth.
Nick Di Croce, Co Facilitator
Nick retired from a senior management position at the Toyota Corporation in 1998 and since that time he has been involved in California water policy issues with California Trout, the California Water Impact Network, and more recently as a consultant to the EWC. His Wharton School degree in economics and his career in the corporate business world bring a unique economics-based analytical orientation to environmental solutions. He has served on the Public Advisory Committee for the State Water Plan and he is the lead author of the EWC's California Water Solutions Now report.
Julia McIver, Co Facilitator
Julia McIver is working with EWC on policy and legislation, filling in for David Nesmith while he is on sick leave.
Julia's love for the natural world has taken many professional forms. She worked for the State Coastal Conservancy on watershed management, project planning and implementation, and policy and legislation. She ran a nonprofit that created and managed a preserve on the Mendocino coast and restored the 1908 Light Station, including restoration of the Fresnel lens. Julia did time as staff to the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee, and helped Yolo County develop and fund a parks department and advised the Board of Supervisors on policy related to flood management, water management, and the Delta. She is an avid river runner, gardener, and ceramist, and we're glad to have her on board.