Eric Tsai is Acting Branch Chief of the Flood Planning Branch within the California Department of Water Resources. He focuses on leading integrated flood management planning studies at the watershed scale. For the past 7 years, he has supported both the 2012 Central Valley Flood Protection Plan (CVFPP) and the 2017 CVFPP Update, including basin-wide feasibility studies in the Sacramento River Basin and San Joaquin River Basin.
Before coming to DWR, he worked on a wide variety of water resources planning projects as an engineer with MWH Global, which is now Stantec. He holds a Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and a Master’s in Environmental Engineering from Stanford University.