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Water Seminar Series: Fox Canyon Water Market: Lessons Learned in SGMA's First Groundwater Market


May 25, 2021 11:47 AM

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Matthew Fienup, Ph.D.
Executive Director @Center for Economic Research & Forecasting
Matthew Fienup is Executive Director of Cal Lutheran’s Center for Economic Research & Forecasting. Matthew's specialties are applied econometric analysis, the economics of land use, and environmental markets. Since its inception, Matthew has been integral to the design and implementation of the Fox Canyon Water Market, the first groundwater market to be implemented under SGMA. Matthew was chosen by Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency to serve as exchange administrator, a role that he has reprised for the past 5 years. Matthew returned to school to pursue his PhD after running a small business for more than a decade. His other specialties include California Natural History, technical rock climbing and photography. Matthew graduated summa cum laude from Brooks Institute of Photography and spent more than 15 years working as a professional climbing guide. Matthew completed his PhD at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at UC Santa Barbara.