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Ed Osann

Ed Osann Senior Policy Analyst, Water Program

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Ed Osann is a Senior Policy Analyst with NRDC's Water Program. Ed leads a team of seven professionals working to advance policies and technologies that improve the efficiency of water use. He previously served as Director of Policy and External Affairs for the Bureau of Reclamation from 1993 to 1996, and has extensive experience in state-level energy and water policy development in California, Maryland, and DC. In 1996, he established Potomac Resources, a consulting practice specializing in state and federal energy and water policy. He staffed the Steering Committee for Water Efficient Products, a coalition of manufacturers, utilities, and environmental organizations that helped launch the voluntary labeling program now known as WaterSense. Previously, Ed was director of the Water Resources Program of the National Wildlife Federation, where he contributed to the reformulation of numerous large water resources projects and the adoption of policies for urban and agricultural water conservation, including national efficiency standards for plumbing products. He holds a master's degree in Urban and Regional Planning from George Washington University and a bachelor's degree in International Relations from Georgetown. In 2010, Ed received the Mike Moynihan Excellence Award for statewide innovation in water conservation from the California Urban Water Conservation Council, where he co-chairs the Council’s Utility Operations Committee.

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