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David Hill

Alberta Water Research Institute
Program Director; Working Group Co-chair
Alberta

David Hill is jointly appointed by Lethbridge College and the University of Lethbridge as the Director of Development for the Southern Alberta Agriculture & Agribusiness Program. This initiative integrates academic training, fundamental and applied research from the college and university in the areas of agriculture and agribusiness with a specific focus on new programming in agribusiness. A key focus of the initiative is the provision of a wide range of co- and extra-curricular experiential learning opportunities for students, as well as fostering and promoting industry engagement. The programming also capitalizes on and enhances existing and new research collaborations with federal, provincial, industry and producer groups in agriculture.
 
Director Hill has more than 40 years of experience in water, irrigation, agriculture and natural resource management. He is a member of the Board of the Agriculture and Food Council (www.agfoodcouncil.com), and a member of the Board of Inside Education (www.insideeducation.ca). He also serves as the Water Policy Co-Chair for the Pacific Northwest Economic Region (www.pnwer.org).
 
Director Hill was a member of the Alberta Water Council for 9 years from its inception until joining the University of Lethbridge in 2012. He is a former Chair of the Alberta Science and Technology Leadership (ASTech) Foundation (www.astech.ca), a past president of the Canadian Committee on Irrigation and Drainage and has served on the Alberta Endangered Species Conservation Committee, Alberta Environmental Agriculture Council, and as a past member of the Rosenberg International Forum on Water Policy (University of California, Berkeley, 2004-2010).