Christopher Pettit is the Policy and Legislation Manager for the Palm Beach County Utilities Department. He is responsible handling a myriad of water and environmental issues involving water quality, water quantity, restoration projects, clean air/emissions, climate change, land use, and flood control. His previous experience includes positions in the Offices of Counsel at the South Florida Water Management District and Southwest Florida Water Management District. Christopher has significant experience working with all levels of government, from local to international. Christopher’s educational background includes a juris doctor from the University of Florida, a Master of Law from the University of Cape Town, and doctoral studies at the University of London. During his time overseas, Christopher was part of teams involved in the institutional and administrative implementation of environmental and water laws in several regions of Africa and Southeast Asia. Christopher is passionate about bringing different academic, regional and cultural approaches together to find the most optimal and cost efficient solutions to our pressing water and environmental challenges.