Debbie Franco is the inaugural Managing Director of the Water Solutions Network (WSN). She joined the network after almost ten years in the California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, most recently as the Senior Advisor for Water and Rural Affairs. She brings 15 years of experience in the water sector, including collaborating on the Human Right to Water, the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, and drought response. Franco got her start in the water sector at the Environmental Justice Coalition for Water, where she ultimately served as Policy Director. As Managing Director of the WSN she will coordinate and lead collaboration among network participants, the Advisory Council, and WSN partners to expand the network and its impact.