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Gary Belan

Senior Director, Clean Water Supply

Gary works to promote green infrastructure in the United States, a concept that includes specific engineering and policy tools to improve the way communities manage their water resources. Gary works with a variety of groups to achieve this goal, including grassroots environmental organizations, business interests, as well as local, state and federal government agencies. He particularly loves the fact that his work allows him to empower local environmental groups, while simultaneously working on federal policy.

Gary joined American Rivers in May 2003. Prior to American Rivers, he worked as a project engineer for the Clark Construction Group, working on large commercial building projects.

Education: B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Virginia, and M.A. in Environmental Policy from American University

Favorite River: Potomac River