Dr. Jon O’Riordan joined the Water Sustainability Project as a strategic water policy advisor in 2007, where he focuses on provincial water policy reform and the ecological governance of water management. He is also a senior policy and research advisor to the Adaptation to Climate Change Team (ACT) at Simon Fraser University and an associate fellow with the University of Victoria’s Centre for Global Studies (CFGS). He is a former Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Sustainable Resource Management in the British Columbia Provincial Government. He has completed 35 years in the public service, mainly with the Provincial Government, in environmental management and land and resource planning. In his most recent position at the Ministry of Sustainable Resource Management, he was responsible for completing six regional land and resource management plans.