David Lewis Feldman

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Professor, Urban Planning and Public Policy
School of Social Ecology

Ph.D., University of Missouri, 1979, Political Science

Phone: (949) 824-9146
Fax: (949) 824-8566
Email: feldmand@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
226F Social Ecology 1
Mail Code: 7075
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Water resources policy, climate change and water, environmental ethics
Academic Distinctions

2017-18 Member, Strategic Planning Committee, California Institute for Water Resources, University of California, Office of the Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources.

2017 – Gulf Research Program, National Academy of Sciences. Capacity-building Grants proposal reviewer.

2016 – present. Editorial Board member, Social Sciences – online journal

2014 – present. Member, UCI-Irvine Ranch Water District Steering collaboration committee, Irvine, CA.

2013-18. Member and Chair, External Advisory Board, Decision Center for a Desert City, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

2011. Review Editor, Southwest climate assessment technical report. Climate assessment of the Southwest, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

2006-07. Co-author of NOAA report - CCSP 5.3 Synthesis and Assessment Product - Section 2 (Decision-Support Experiments with the Water Resource Management Sector) working writing committee. U. S. Global Change Research program and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

2001. Recipient, Policy Studies Organization Interdisciplinary Scholar Award.

1997. Recipient - Aaron Wildavsky Award, Policy Studies Organization, for “one of the best
policy studies books published since 1975.” Book - Global Climate Change and Public Policy. .

1995-1998. Co-Director, Case Studies Research Task, National Center for Environmental
Decision-Making Research, awarded by National Science Foundation.

1994. Appointed to the Board of Editors for Policy Studies Journal.

1986, 1987. Faculty Research Participation Program Summer Fellowship, Oak Ridge Associated
Universities/U.S. Department of Energy. Assigned to Energy Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.



Feldman, David L. 2017. Water Politics–Governing Our Most Precious Resource. UK: Polity Books ISBN-13: 978-1-5095-0461-9.

Feldman, David L. 2017. The Water Sustainable City: Science, Policy and Practice. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, Ltd. DOI 10.4337/9781783478576. ISBN-978-1-78347-855-2.

Feldman, David L and Ivan Blokov. 2012. The Politics of Environmental Policy in Russia. Cheltenham, UK. Edward Elgar. ISBN-978- 0-85793-850-3.

Feldman, David L. 2012. Water. Cambridge, UK: Polity Books. Resource Series. ISBN 978-0-7456-5032-6 hb.

Feldman, David L., editor 2011. The Geopolitics of Natural Resources. Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, Inc. ISBN 978-0-85793-074 3.

Book chapters

Daniel Kammen, Doug Rotman, Magali Delmas, David Feldman, Mike Mielke, Ramamoorthy Ramesh and Daniel Sperling. 2017. “Chapter 6. Scaling Up Solutions to State, National and Global Levels.” Collabra, 2(1): 20, pp. 1–11, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/collabra.65 http://www.collabra.org/articles/10.1525/collabra.65/

Feldman, David L. 2016. “The West’s Water – multiple uses, conflicting values, interconnected fates,” in Western Water Policy in a Variable and Changing Climate – Insights from the Western United States, edited by K. Miller, A. Harnlet, D. Kenney, and K. Redmond. Taylor & Francis. ISBN: 13: 978-1-4822-2798-7.

Feldman, D. L. 2015. “Climate Change and the Future of Freshwater,” In R.W. Berne (Ed.), Creating Life from Life: Biotechnology and Science Fiction, pp. 79-90. Singapore. Pan Stanford Publishing. ISBN: 978-981-4463-58-4.

Feldman, D. L. 2015. “Polycentric Governance,” in W. Bainbridge, M. Roco (Eds.), Handbook of Science and Technology Convergence. New Delhi, India. Springer. doi: DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-04033-2_71-1.

Feldman, David L. 2011. “Cities and Water: Dilemmas of Collaboration in Los Angeles and New York City,” pp. 319-340. Current Issues of Water Management. Edited by Uli Uhlig. Rijeka, Croatia: InTech Publishers, Inc. ISBN 979-953-307-413-9


Feldman, David L and Richard Elelman. 2018. “The Future of Citizen Engagement in Cities – The Council of Citizen Engagement in Sustainable Urban Strategies,” Futures: The journal of policy, planning and futures studies 101: 80-91.

Gawlik, B., Glowenka, N., Feldman, D. L., Elelman, R. 2018. “The scientist, the politician, the artist and the citizen - How water united them,” Environmental Sciences Europe 30: 12. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12302-018-0141-5

Luke, Adam, Brett F. Sanders, Kristen A. Goodrich, David L. Feldman, Danielle Boudreau, Ana Eguiarte, Kimberly Serrano, Abigail Reyes, Jochen E. Schubert, Amir AghaKouchak, Victoria Basolo, and Richard A. Matthew. 2018. “Going beyond the flood insurance rate map: insights from flood hazard map co-production,” Natural Hazards and Earth Systems Science 18: 1097-1120. https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-18-1097-2018.

Houston, Doug, Wing Cheung, Victoria Basolo, David Feldman, Richard Matthew, Brett F. Sanders, Beth Karlin, Jochen E. Schubert, Kristen A. Goodrich, Santina Contreras , and Adam Luke. 2017. “The Influence of Hazard Maps and Trust of Flood Controls on Coastal Flood Spatial Awareness and Risk Perception,” Environment and Behavior, 1-29. SAGE. DOI: 10.1177/0013916517748711journals.sagepub.com/home/eab

Feldman, David L., Santina Contreras, Beth Karlin, Victoria Basolo, Richard Matthew, Brett Sanders, Douglas Houston, Wing Cheung, Kristen Goodrich, Abigail Reyes, Kimberly Serrano, Jochen Schubert, Adam Luke. 2016. “Communicating Flood Risk: Looking Back and Forward at Traditional and Social Media Outlets,” International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2015.12.004.

Azadeh Hemati, Megan A. Rippy, Stanley B. Grant, Kristen Davis, and David L. Feldman. 2016. “Deconstructing Demand: The Anthropogenic and Climatic Drivers of Urban Water Consumption,” Environmental Science & Technology 50: 12557-12566. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.6b02938.

Wing Cheung, Douglas Houston, Jochen E. Schubert, Victoria Basolo, David Feldman, Richard Matthew, Brett F. Sanders, Beth Karlin, Kristen A. Goodrich, Santina L. Contreras, Adam Luke. 2016. “Integrating resident digital sketch maps with expert knowledge to assess spatial knowledge of flood risk: A case study of participatory mapping in Newport Beach, California,” Applied Geography 74: 56-64. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2016.07.006.

Moftakhari, Hamid, Amir AghaKouchak, Brett F. Sanders, David L. Feldman, William Sweet, Richard A. Matthew and Adam Luke. 2015. “Increased nuisance flooding along the coasts of the United States due to sea level rise: Past and future,” Geophysical Research Letters (October).

Askarizadeh, Asal, M. Rippy, T. Fletcher, D. Feldman, J. Peng, P. Bowler, A. Mehring, B. Winfrey, J. Vrugt, A. Aghakouchak, S. Jiang, B. Sanders, L. Levin, S. Taylor, S. Grant.  2015. “From Rain Tanks to Catchments: Use of Low-Impact Development To Address Hydrologic Symptoms of the Urban Stream Syndrome,” Environmental Science and Technology. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.5b01635

Aghakouchak, A., Feldman, D. L., Hoerling, M., Huxman, T. E., Lund, J. 2015. “Recognize Anthropocentric Drought” Nature, 524: 409-411.

Low, Kathleen G., D.L. Feldman, Stanley B. Grant, Andrew J. Hamilton, Kein Gan, Jean-Daniel Saphores, Meenakshi Arora. 2015. “Fighting Drought with Innovation: Melbourne's Response to the Millennium Drought in Southeast Australia,” WIRES Water, 2015. doi: 10.1002/wat2.1087.

Feldman, D. L., Sengupta, A., Stuvick, L., Stein, E., Pettigrove, V., Arora, M. 2015. “Governance issues in developing and implementing offsets for water management benefits: Can preliminary evaluation guide implementation effectiveness?” WIRES Water, 2015(2), 121-130. doi: doi: 10.1002/wat2.1061.

Aghakouchak, A., Feldman, D., Stewardson, M., Saphores, J.D., Grant, S., Sanders, B. 2014. “Australia’s Drought: Lessons for California - commentary,” Science 343, 1430-1431.

Feldman, D. L. 2013. Short referee comment on: Socio-hydrology and the science-policy interface: A case study of the Saskatchewan River Basin [personal communication]. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 10, C3457-3459. http://www.hydrol-earth-syst-sci-discuss.net/10/6669/2013/hessd-10-6669-2013-discussion.html.

Brian Tarroja, Amir AghaKouchak, Reza Sobhani, David Feldman, Sunny Jiang, Scott Samuelsen. 2014. “Evaluating the Options for Balancing the Water-Electricity Nexus in California: Part 1 - Securing Water Availability,” Science of the Total Environment, 497- 498, 697-710. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.06.060.

Brian Tarroja, Amir AghaKouchak, Reza Sobhani, David Feldman, Sunny Jiang, Scott Samuelsen. 2014. “Evaluating the Options for Balancing the Water-Electricity Nexus in California: Part 2 - Greenhouse gas and renewable energy utilization impacts.” Science of the Total Environment, 497-198, 711-728.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.06.071.

Grant, S. B., Fletcher, T. D., Feldman, D. L., Saphores, J. D. 2013. Adapting Urban Water Systems to a Changing Climate: Lessons from the Millennium Drought in  Southeast Australia. Environmental Science & Technology. dx.doi.org/10.1021/es400618z.

Feldman, D. L.  2013. “Adaptation as a Water Resource Policy Challenge – Institutions and Science.” J. of Water Resource and Protection, 5 (April), 1-6. doi:10.4236/jwarp.2013.54A001.

Grant, S. B., Saphores, J. D., Feldman, D. L., others 2012. “Taking the “waste” out of “Wastewater” for human water security and ecosystem sustainability.” Science 337, 681-686. DOI: 10.1126/science.1216852.

Feldman, D. L. 2012. “The Future of Environmental Networks – Governance and Civil Society in a Global Context.” Futures 44. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.futures.2012.07.007.

Feldman, David. 2011. “Integrated Water Management and Environmental Justice - Public Acceptability and Fairness in Adopting Water Innovations,” Water Science and Technology - Water Supply 11 (2): 135- 141. DOI: 10.2166/ws2011.035.

Feldman, David L., Michelle Whitman. 2010. “As if Equity Mattered—Common Themes and Enduring Issues in the Symposium on Equity,” Natural Resources Journal 50 (2) spring: 291-314.

Feldman, David L., Helen Ingram. 2009. “Climate Forecasts, Water Management, and Knowledge Networks: Making Science Useful to Decision-makers,” Weather, Climate, and Society, 1 (September/October). DOI: 10.1175/2009WCAS1007.1: pp. 1022-1033.

Feldman, David L., Helen Ingram. 2009. “Multiple Ways of Knowing Water Resources: Enhancing the Status of Water Ethics,” Santa Clara Journal of International Law.7 (1): 1-21.

Feldman, David L., Ivan Blokov. 2009. “Promoting an Environmental Civil Society: Politics, Policy, and Russia’s post-1991 Experience,” Review of Policy Research 26 (6) (November): 729-760.

Other Experience
Research Asscociate
Oak Ridge National Laboratory 1988—1993

Graduate Programs
Political Science

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