John D. Wiener is a Research Associate at the Institute of Behavioral Science at the University of Colorado, working primarily in water and small agriculture issues, with additional interests in natural hazard mitigation and Native/Indigenous People. His work in natural hazards includes an article in Policy Sciences in 1997, reporting on socioeconomics literature review for the Galloway Commission on the 1993 flooding, and a 2015 article on the lack of policy impacts of the 1950s Drought, in Weather and Climate Extremes. His other major volunteer effort has been with the Colorado Ditch and Reservoir Company Alliance. His schooling includes A.B., 1973, Kenyon College; J.D., 1977, New York University School of Law (member Wyoming Bar, 1977-1994, inactive to 2007), and Ph.D., 1990, (Geography; relation of property rights to cultural continuity and resource management, Alaska Natives), University of Colorado. He hopes to serve NHMA interests with contributions to comments and occasional editing, and hopes to learn more about the intersections between short-term decisions and long-term impacts. His website is www.colorado.edu/ibs/eb/wiener/.