Larry French is a Senior Fellow for Water Policy at the Foundation. He is also the manager of Resource Analysis Group, LLC—a water resources consulting firm. From 2011 to 2022, French was the director of the Groundwater Division at the Texas Water Development Board. As director he oversaw staff engaged in basic research and monitoring of the state’s aquifers, plus the development and use of specialized models to predict groundwater availability. He gave presentations and invited testimony to local government entities, legislators, and policymakers concerning groundwater management in Texas. French also served as the designated vice chairman of the Texas Groundwater Protection Committee. Prior to the Board, French worked for groundwater consulting firms in Texas, as well as throughout the United States and in Europe. He received his bachelor’s from the University of California at Riverside and his master’s from the University of Texas at Austin. French is licensed as a professional geoscientist in Texas and California.