Wendy J. Pabich

Wendy J. Pabich, Ph.D., is president of Water Futures, where she provides strategic technical and policy consulting services related to water risk and security, water rights, land and water conservation, sustainable water use, wastewater planning, and the water-energy nexus to clients including ranchers and ranching associations, canal and irrigation companies, private equity firms, private investors, county governments, municipalities, attorneys, land trusts, non-profits, technology firms, and Fortune 500 companies. Wendy is a scientist, educator, speaker, adventurer, yogi, and artist. She has taught for Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and The Sierra Institute, and has taken students to the wilds of places like Patagonia, the Himalaya and Alaska. Her passion is finding new ways to communicate about water – using not just science, but installation art, painting, writing and, more recently, the mind-body-spirit connection. She is author of Taking on Water: How One Water Expert Challenged Her Inner Hypocrite, Reduced Her Water Footprint (without Sacrificing a Toasty Shower), and Found Nirvana; was a science advisor for the film Patagonia Rising; and shows her contemporary artwork regularly. She holds a Ph.D. in water resources and a M.S. in environmental planning from MIT; a M.S. in geology from Duke University; a B.A. in geography from Dartmouth College; and received a 40-hour certificate in Dispute Mediation from Harvard Law School and her 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training certificate from School Yoga Institute in the Sacred Valley of Peru. Wendy is a member of International Women’s Forum, and served on the board of directors for High Country News and Blaine County Land, Water and Wildlife Fund.