Adam Keats

Senior attorney Adam Keats works on water supply and water privatization issues, focusing on agricultural water use. He is currently litigating several cases regarding water privatization in California, including a major fight to reverse the privatization of the Kern Water Bank, one of the world’s largest water banking facilities. He is a frequent speaker at meetings and conferences on water supply and water privatization. In 2015 he coauthored “Not All Water Stored Underground is Groundwater: Aquifer Privatization and California’s 2014 Groundwater Sustainable Management Act,” published in the Golden Gate University Environmental Law Journal. Before joining CFS he was a senior counsel at the Center for Biological Diversity and director of that organization’s Urban Wildlands program. He received his law degree in 1997 from UC Davis School of Law and his bachelor’s degree in 1993 from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.