Gita Kapahi

Gita KapahiGita Kapahi is the Director of the Office of Public Participation for the State Water Resources Control Board, and has been since the office was created in late 2007. In this Office, she serves in many capacities, including Ombudsman, Tribal Liaison, Environmental Justice coordinator, Small Business Liaison, Agricultural Liaison, Education and Outreach coordinator, Facilitator, and Public Participation consultant. She has been with the Water Boards for 29 years, first as an Environmental Scientist in the Division of Water Quality, then in the Division of Water Rights, serving as Chief of the Bay Delta Unit. Prior to that, she was a fisheries consultant to the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans.