Bruce Aylward is a director at Ecosystem Economics LLC, where he provides strategic advice and capacity-building on water rights acquisition for ecosystem purposes to foundation, nonprofit, and agency initiatives in the western United States. From 20022007, Bruce led water market and water bank development efforts at the Deschutes River Conservancy in Oregon. During that time, he also served as convening lead author on Freshwater Services for the policy track of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment and wrote the economics chapter for FLOWS, a World Conservation Union (IUCN) guide to environmental flows. Bruce has a bachelor's degree from Stanford and master's and doctorate from Tufts University. He is an adjunct faculty member for Oregon State University's Water Resources Graduate Program and teaches natural resource economics at the OSU Cascades
campus in Bend, Oregon.