Jesse Baltutis joined the POLIS Water Sustainability Project in November 2011 as its Water Policy and Governance Project Coordinator. In September 2013 he started his PhD in the University of Victoria’s Department of Geography, and now works at POLIS in a more limited researcher role. From 2011 to 2013, Jesse’s work focused on policy development and stakeholder engagement around the Water Act modernization process in B.C., network development and issue identification regarding the water-energy nexus in B.C., as well as developing POLIS’ transboundary water management research. He has also worked with the United Nations Environment Programme in Kenya and Friends of the Earth Middle East in Palestine. In 2009, he completed his Masters of Science in Environment and Development, where his research focused on fairness and equity in transboundary water management in the Jordan River basin.