Chris is the head of BHFS’s San Diego office and assists her clients in navigating the institutional and political challenges inherent to the development of infrastructure in California. Law, politics and business converge around nearly every issue involving water, energy and infrastructure. Chris practices at that intersection, coordinating and strategically planning at the federal, state and local level to help her clients achieve their business objectives. She works closely with policy leaders and legislative decision-makers to develop and implement public policy solutions while mitigating risk in a changing political, financial, and legal landscape. Formerly, Chris served as the Chairwoman of the Board for the San Diego County Water Authority.
“California’s environmental water law and public policy have increasingly focused on the need for local water supply resiliency for more than 20 years. And yet, many retail water suppliers lack the tools and resources necessary to implement changes. By offering a menu of options from ‘think tank’ vision to on-the-ground pilot projects, WaterNow provides a critically needed link between sound water management policy and practical implementation at the retail and consumer level. WaterNow provides an opportunity to bring together diverse constituencies—who are often at odds—to work together on practical, mutually beneficial, integrated solutions. I believe successful future water supply planning will be more from the ground up than top down as it has been in the past. WaterNow is ideally situated to support and advance practical, mutually beneficial solutions.” – Chris Frahm