William D. Walker (“Bill” to most) is a public policy analyst who works to understand and explain environmental policy, decision-making, and system change. He is interested in process and procedure at any scale, including complex adaptive systems, governance, collaborative decision-making, conflict resolution, and ordinary self-management.
He currently works for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources,* where he helps with regulatory analysis, process design, decision-support, and economic research design. He is also co-chair of the science council of the Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts, a partnership between the DNR and the University of Wisconsin to assess impacts of climate change and the process of adaptation.
Since the year 2000, he has worked in Wisconsin state government as a policy and budget analyst (advising three governors), senior policy advisor (working on land use, energy, and climate change), and agency budget director.