Brian H. Hurd is a Professor of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness at New Mexico State University with degrees from UC Davis (PhD, Agricultural Economics) and CU Boulder (BA, Economics, and Environmental Conservation, magna cum laude). He uses methods and approaches that emphasize the connectedness of natural and human-managed systems, such as water, climate, food, energy, and environment, to study how communities mitigate and adapt to possible adverse effects of climate disruption and environmental change. Recognized internationally as an expert in the economics of climate change impacts and adaptation on water and agricultural resources, he has lectured and served in various countries including, Mexico, Thailand, Cambodia, Tunisia, Spain, Senegal, Saudi Arabia, Philippines, Australia, and Italy. He has served on the Board of Directors and as President of the Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR). He is a member of several organizations including the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association, Western Agricultural Economics Association, American Water Resources Association, and Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.