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San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Staff Chair
Water Utility Climate Alliance
Water policy, water supply planning, and environmental policy


David Behar is Climate Program Director at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. The SFPUC delivers drinking water to 2.6 million Bay Area residents, generates hydroelectric power, and manages wastewater and stormwater facilities in San Francisco. David currently chairs the Sea Level Rise Committee for the City and County of San Francisco, and was founding chair of the Water Utility Climate Alliance, a coalition of ten of the largest water utilities in the U.S. service drinking water to 50 million Americans and providing leadership in adapting to climate change. He sits on the Working Group on Regional Climate of the World Climate Research Programme, and was appointed co-chair of the Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science in May 2013 by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell.