David G. Groves
David Groves is a senior policy researcher at the RAND Corporation and a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. He specializes in improving the long-term planning and decisionmaking of natural resource planning agencies through the application of exploratory modeling and robust decisionmaking methods. He has worked with water agencies throughout the United States, including the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, California Department of Water Resources, and the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, helping them to address climate change in their long-term plans. He leads a RAND team that developed the planning framework and decision support tool for the Louisiana Coastal Protection Restoration Authority's recent 50-year, $50 billion, Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast. In 2007, he received RAND's Silver Medal Award for his work with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineering, helping to improve the treatment of risk and uncertainty in their long-term planning studies. In 2009, he received RAND's Gold Medal Award for his work on water resources planning. In 2012, he received RAND's President's Choice Award for his work helping develop Louisiana's Comprehensive Master Plan. Groves received his Ph.D. in policy analysis from the Pardee RAND Graduate School.
- Developing a planning framework and decision support tool for Louisiana's Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority's Coastal Master Plan
- Evaluating future risks of climate change and adaptation options for the Colorado River as part of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Colorado River Basin Study
- Evaluating climate change impacts and water management responses for the California Department of Water Resources' 2009 and 2013 California Water Plan
- Evaluating the robustness of Metropolitan Water District's Integrated Resources Plan to climate change and other future uncertainties