Jennifer Gimbel

Senior Water Policy Scholar

Colorado Water Center

Fields of Expertise

Policy, Water Management and Planning

Areas of Interest

Water law, Conservation, development, and utilization of Colorado’s water resources


Jennifer Gimbel is a Senior Water Policy Scholar at the Colorado Water Center. She is currently focused on Colorado River issues, with an emphasis on the Upper Basin. Jennifer has experience in law and policy on national and state water issues. She was the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Water & Science at the Department of the Interior, overseeing the U.S. Geological Survey and Bureau of Reclamation. She also was Deputy Commissioner for the Bureau of Reclamation and Counselor to the Assistant Secretary. Jennifer was the Director of the Colorado Water Conservation Board, the water policy agency for Colorado. As a water lawyer, she worked for the Attorney General’s Offices in Wyoming and Colorado. She has over 30 years of experience on water issues.