Todd Gaston is currently a master's candidate in Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Arizona. After completing his undergraduate degree in Environmental Science at the University of Arizona in 2006, Todd worked briefly for the state of Delaware in the field of waste management. From 2007 to 2009, Todd was a program assistant with Southwest Decision Resources, a Tucson based Environmental Conflict Resolution firm working with four Arizona National Forests, Pima County, and numerous smaller stakeholders. Todd is a 2011 Water Sustainability Program Fellow and 2010 recipient of the Central Arizona Project Annual Award for Research. He recently returned from Portici, Italy where he was invited to study applied microeconometrics during summer 2010. His thesis research is an econometric analysis of agricultural water demand along the Lower Colorado River.