Adrian Hightower, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Dr. Adrian Hightower is an experienced manager, educator, and consultant with expertise in education, energy, and water technologies that address the water-energy nexus. He has managed numerous technical teams in academic and industrial settings. Currently, Dr. Hightower manages the education unit of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and is responsible for water-related education outreach programs that serve five million students and teachers. These programs engage pre-K–12, college, vocational, and university students and teachers in critical thinking of water policies, infrastructure, and the shared environment. Dr. Hightower has published numerous peer-reviewed academic papers, holds several patents, and received his BS, MS, and PhD from the California Institute of Technology.

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