Tara Moran is the Chief Executive Officer for the California Water Data Consortium. She advances the Consortium’s goals of accessible and usable data for sustainable water management.
Prior to joining the Consortium, Tara led the Sustainable Groundwater Program with Water in the West at Stanford University. Her research focuses on the technical requirements of sustainable water management, including data collection, sharing, and integration. Tara is particularly interested in understanding the role of data and information in water management decisions and the governance structures to support them. She was a founding partner for the Groundwater Exchange, where she remains a Board Member. Tara holds a first-class honors B.Sc. in Environmental Science and a Ph.D. in Geography with a specialization in paleoclimatic reconstructions from the University of Calgary, Canada.