John Berggren

Ph.D. Student

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MHS, Johns Hopkins University

BA, Johns Hopkins University


John is a Ph.D. student in Environmental Studies and a research affiliate with Western Water Assessment and the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research. His research is on western water policy, with a focus on Colorado River governance. His specific research interests include analyzing the adaptability of water institutions, understanding and reflecting societal values, and identifying the narratives used to frame problems and solutions. Overall, he hopes to help contribute useful knowledge for decision-making in the Colorado River Basin while balancing changing demands and hydrological-climate impacts. John holds a M.H.S. in Environmental Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a B.A. in Public Health Studies from the Johns Hopkins University.