I really think we need to work at erasing that [agriculture] versus urban distinction [of water use] because we do need each other.
Felicia Marcus recognizes that California's current drought is worse than past droughts because the population is much larger than ever before. Marcus was appointed to California's State Water Resources Control Board in 2012. The Board sets statewide water quality and water rights policy, an increasingly important job as California's droughts come more frequently.
Previously she served as Western Director of the Natural Resources Defense Council, a nonprofit environmental action group dedicated to preserving the planet’s natural systems. She served as the Regional Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency during the Clinton administration.