Technical Advisory Committee
Our water initiatives are guided by a Technical Advisory Committee made up of experts on watersheds, water systems and sustainable agriculture. This group supports our strategy development and execution and provides feedback on the economic, environmental and social impacts of our initiatives.
Founder and Co-Director, Sustainable Food Lab
Hal is the founder and co-director of Sustainable Food Lab, which fosters collaborations among large businesses, farmers, NGOs and government agencies to create profitable ways to develop sustainable food systems.
Hal, who is also a former commercial dairy farmer, brings with him a strong global network of businesses, public interest/advocacy groups, NGOs and leading agriculture schools. Hamilton has received multiple honors, including the German Marshall Fellowship and a Kellogg Policy Fellowship.
Howard Neibling, PhD
Associate Professor, Dept. of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, University of Idaho
Howard is an Extension Water Management Engineer and Associate Professor at the University of Idaho, where he leads irrigation water management research and extension activities. The research program includes water, soil moisture and crop water use measurement; irrigation system selection, design and maintenance; and improved strategies for irrigation water management.
Howard has a strong technical knowledge of irrigation scheduling and equipment design and management in agricultural, urban and suburban settings. He frequently consults with the Idaho Barley Commission on efforts to better manage irrigation to improve crop yield and quality, reduce disease pressure, and protect surface and ground water quality.
Head of Water Stewardship, World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF International)
Stuart is currently the Head of Water Stewardship for WWF, the world’s leading conservation organization. He leads the organization's global water stewardship program and supports private sector partnerships and public policy engagement. Stuart seeks to couple business risk with water management issues as a way to align agendas on water conservation and to improve the state of governance.
Well-respected around the globe as a water expert in corporate water issues from measurement to public policy engagement, Stuart holds a BSc and MSc in Environment and Development from the University of Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom, and represents WWF on a number of business sustainability panels.