Meeting of the Minds Speaker

John Cain

Director for California Floodplain Management

American Rivers

John Cain is Conservation Director for California Floodplain Management for American Rivers where he works on the interrelated issues of river restoration, water supply management, and flood risk reduction in California’s Central Valley.

Since 2009 his work has focused on integrating ecosystem restoration into the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan. He has led American Rivers’ efforts to partner with flood management agencies across the valley to advance several multi-benefit flood management projects to simultaneously restore floodplain habitat and reduce flood risk. In 2017, he was honored as “Floodplain Manager of the Year” by the Floodplain Management Association, a western regional affiliate of the Association of State Flood Plain Managers.