Fort, Denise D.

Author Description

Denise Fort is a Professor of Law at the University of New Mexico School of Law and Director of the School’s Utton Center. She writes about environmental law, water policy, river restoration, and climate policy. She chaired the Western Water Policy Review Advisory Commission, by appointment of President Clinton, which prepared a seminal report on western water policy. Fort also served as Director of New Mexico’s Environmental Improvement Division, as an attorney with New Mexico PIRG and Southwest Research and Information Center, and as Executive Director of Citizens for a Better Environment (CA). She was a member of the National Research Council’s Water, Science, and Technology Board and participates in NRC reports. She has worked in public finance as the Secretary of Finance and Administration for New Mexico and an assistant Attorney General in the Taxation and Revenue Department of the state.

Authored Reports

New Western Water Agenda: Opportunities for Action in an Era of Growth and Climate Change,Pipe Dreams: Water Supply Pipeline Projects in the West