David Catt is an assistant policy researcher at RAND and a Ph.D. student at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. His major fields of interest include water supply, energy resources, environmental legislation, infrastructure finance, management, and governance, and housing and land use policy.
Catt has a B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Kansas. Prior to joining Pardee RAND, he was a civil engineer at Black & Veatch, where he designed drinking water and wastewater infrastructure, conducted cost analyses, and analyzed long-term master plans for water utilities. As a fellow with the WISE Program in Washington, D.C., he analyzed technical and policy solutions to increase the fresh water supply in drought-stricken U.S. states.