Who We Are


Gary W. Sawyers

Gary W. Sawyers has more than 35 years of experience working with agricultural interests, developers, public agencies and other water purveyors on a wide array of water-related matters. He is also recognized for his expertise in agribusiness. Gary has assisted privately held businesses of all sizes and publicly traded companies with their water-related transactional needs. His experience includes real estate, leasing, acquisitions and mergers, and commercial transactions. Gary’s clients have included public and private agencies engaged in the administration and delivery of water to over two million acres in the San Joaquin Valley of California, private farming interests, agricultural lenders and institutional investors. Gary is regularly involved in water transfers, analysis of water supplies, water banking projects, environmental compliance, as well as a wide range of legislative and regulatory efforts. Contact Gary at (559) 449-1111, his cell at (559) 360-9003 or GSawyers@NewCurrentWater.com.

Richard M. “Dick” Moss

Richard M. “Dick” Moss has more than 40 years of experience in agricultural engineering, civil engineering, water resources planning and policy development, major conveyance facility operation and maintenance, government relations, contract/agreement development, organizational management, agricultural water conservation, and environmental law compliance. He is a registered civil engineer in the state of California. His areas of expertise include: agricultural water conservation, water rights, water transfers, state and federal environmental compliance. He is a principal in the civil and agricultural engineering and planning firm of Provost & Pritchard Consulting Group with offices located in Fresno, Clovis, Los Banos, Modesto, Bakersfield, Chico and Visalia, California. Previously Dick served as the General Manager of the Friant Water Users Authority from its inception in 1986 until September 2001 (when he left to start his own civil engineering consulting firm) and was responsible to a 25-member board of directors of member agencies (Kern, Tulare, and Fresno Counties) providing water to one million acres of farmland in the Friant Division of the Central Valley Project. Contact Dick at (559) 449-1111, his cell at (559) 280-7410 or RMoss@NewCurrentWater.com.

Daniel M. “Dan” Dooley

Daniel M. Dooley has more than 35 years of experience in agricultural, resources and water policy/legal issues. From January of 2008 through the end of 2014, Dan served the University of California, Office of the President, first as the Vice President of Agriculture and Natural Resources and then as the Senior Vice President for External Relations. Previously Dan was involved in a number of matters related to water, natural resources and business interests and developed a reputation for helping clients successfully bridge economic and environmental interests. He served as the Chief Deputy Director of the California Department of Food & Agriculture, Chair of the California Water Commission and member of the National Academy of Sciences, Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources. He was a partner from 1980-2002 in the family-owned Dooley Farms, a diversified San Joaquin Valley farming operation producing cotton, alfalfa, tomatoes and walnuts, which continues operation under next generation family management. Contact Dan at (559) 449-1111, his cell at (916) 206-9537 or DDooley@NewCurrentWater.com.

David L. “Dave” Orth

David L. Orth has more than 30 years of experience in public administration, fiscal management, and water resources policy development and implementation spanning federal, state and local levels. Dave is recognized for his collaborative leadership and approach to solving complex issues. He has successfully developed and implemented large capital projects and programs, and he has participated in complex contract and settlement negotiations. Previously, Dave served as general manager of Kings River Conservation District, a regional water resource management agency involved in power generation, flood management and integrated water resource planning, and as general manager and director of finance of Westlands Water District, the nation’s largest federal irrigation contractor located on the westside of the San Joaquin Valley. Dave is a member of the California Water Commission. Contact Dave at (559) 449-1111, his cell at (559) 289-2181 or DOrth@NewCurrentWater.com.

Stacie Ann Silva

Stacie Ann Silva joined New Current Water and Land in June 2018 as a Resource Analyst. Stacie Ann is a recent graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, with a focus on Agricultural Systems Management, Agricultural Business, and Water Policy. Her work experience includes an internship for a local assemblyman and a position of increasing responsibility as an employee of Cal Poly Strategic Business Services, which included the Administrative Compliance Services, Risk Management, Procurement Services, Payment Services, and Distribution Services departments. She grew up in the Central San Joaquin Valley in a farming family and is acutely aware of the daily struggle California’s agriculturists face in regard to water management. Stacie Ann has a serious agricultural law and policy focus ·and passion. She was following the development of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act even prior to joining New Current Water and Land. Stacie Ann is quickly becoming immersed in its practical implementation and broader implications for California agriculture. Contact Stacie Ann at (559) 449-1111, her cell at (559) 978-5135 or SSilva@NewCurrentWater.com.