College of Science

Department of Applied Environmental Science

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Faculty Profile

Abby Ostovar, Ph.D.

Dr. Abby Ostovar has diverse experience in water, environment, and climate policy. She is a Water Policy Specialist for Montgomery & Associates, a water resource consulting firm. Based in Monterey, CA, her work at M&A currently focuses on reaching groundwater sustainability in Monterey County. Prior to M&A, she worked on environment and trade policy at the U.S. Department of State, managing over $75 million in environmental cooperation funding, and coordinated a water technology partnership with EPA. She has expertise in water governance and negotiation, use of science in decision making, and global environmental politics.

Areas of Expertise Water resource management, policy, and law; application of science to policy and management; groundwater governance; global environmental policy; climate change policy
Courses Taught ENSTU 387: Water Resource Assessment/Law/Policy