Global Conference 2012
Director of the Water Program and Senior Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council
David Beckman is the director of the national Water Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council. Working from each of the NRDC's U.S. offices, the Water Program seeks to ensure safe and sufficient water for people and ecosystems in the United States. The program's strategic focus areas include water scarcity, clean water solutions such as green infrastructure, and the intersection of water and climate issues. Beckman is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and Harvard Law School. He practiced at Heller Ehrman White and McAuliffe in San Francisco for three years before joining the NRDC.