University of Colorado BoulderProfessional Research Assistant, CIRES
Ethan Knighthe/him/hisAssociate Scientist
Ethan Knight is an Associate Scientist with Western Water Assessment. In this role, he developed and is leading the implementation of WWA's communications plan. He also developed and currently manages the new WWA website, as well as WWA’s Twitter account. Lastly, he conducts climate research related to water resources in the region and edits and reviews WWA publications. Ethan has always had a great interest in the environmental field and is particularly interested in western water resource management, conservation, and policy related to climate change, as well as hydrology, meteorology, and physical geography in the western United States.
Ethan first joined the WWA team in June 2019 as an undergraduate assistant primarily to help with the Colorado River Basin Climate and Hydrology: State of the Science report. Some of his work on the report included editing text and figures, creating the references, glossary, and acronyms/abbreviations sections, and surveying sponsors and stakeholders about the report’s usability and whether it can be used for research, policy-making, or decision-making processes in water management and policy. Ethan graduated from CU Boulder with a BA in Environmental Studies and a Minor in Geography in May 2020.