Deputy Assistant Secretary for Water and Science

U.S. Department of the Interior

Speaking At:
The Water-Energy Nexus
June 25, 2013 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 147B
Topic: Energy

Tom Iseman serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Water and Science in the U.S. Department of the Interior. The Water and Science office provides oversight for the U.S. Geological Survey and the Bureau of Reclamation.  Tom’s responsibilities include serving as the primary policy lead for the Bureau of Reclamation, coordinating the Department’s efforts to advance sustainable hydropower generation, and leading the Interior WaterSMART initiative.

Prior to joining Interior, Tom was the Water Program Director for the Western Governors’ Association, which represents the governors of 19 Western states on key regional policy issues. Tom also directed the water program at The Nature Conservancy of Colorado and worked in the Office of Policy at the U.S. Department of the Interior.  Tom has extensive experience in water resource planning and policy in the Western United States, and he has led projects on drought and climate adaptation, water markets, and the energy-water nexus.

Tom earned a B.A. in history in 1991 from Princeton University and an M.S. in freshwater ecology in 1997 from the University of Michigan.