Gary Belan

Senior Director, Clean Water Supply

Gary works to promote green infrastructure in the United States, a concept that includes specific engineering and policy tools to improve the way communities manage their water resources. Gary works with a variety of groups to achieve this goal, including grassroots environmental organizations, business interests, as well as local, state and federal government agencies. He particularly loves the fact that his work allows him to empower local environmental groups, while simultaneously working on federal policy.

Gary joined American Rivers in May 2003. Prior to American Rivers, he worked as a project engineer for the Clark Construction Group, working on large commercial building projects.

B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Virginia, and M.A. in Environmental Policy from American University

Potomac River


Blog Posts By This Author

Go gold with green

The Winter Olympics are an interesting phenomenon. You never think you’re going to watch much of it, but when it finally arrives, you immediately become addicted to watching it. There is something entrancing about people hurtling themselves down… Read more »

Local Stormwater Policy Innovation

It’s with great excitement that I’m returning to the blogosphere after a bit of a hiatus. Why am I excited? Because I’m finally able to announce the release of our new stormwater policy tool “Local Stormwater Policy Innovation”. This report was produce… Read more »