Mr. Gaur has 19 years of public-sector consulting experience, primarily focusing on providing financial and rate consulting services to water and wastewater utilities. His experience includes providing rate structure design, cost of service studies, financial analysis, cost benefit analysis, connection/development fee studies, conservation studies, and demand forecasting for utilities spanning the west coast. His project experience includes engagements with the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, San Diego County Water Authority, Eastern Municipal Water District, Alameda County Water District, and East Bay Municipal Water District, among many others. Mr. Gaur is considered one of the leading experts in the development of conservation rate structures. He has often provided his insight into utility rate and conservation-related matters for various publications and industry forums, including: authoring articles in Journal AWWA; being quoted in various newspaper articles including the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times; participating in a forum regarding the future of water in Southern California sponsored by the Milken Institute; being quoted on National Public Radio; speaking at various industry conferences including American Water Works Association (AWWA), the Utility Management Conference, Association of California Water Agencies, and California Society of Municipal Finance Officers; and, co-authoring several industry guide books including AWWA’s Manual M1 Principles of Water Rates, Fees and Charges, 6th Edition as well as AWWA’s Water Rates, Fees, and the Legal Environment, Second Edition. Mr. Gaur co-authored a chapter entitled, "Understanding Conservation and Efficiency Rate Structures," for the Fourth Edition of the industry guidebook, Water and Wastewater Finance and Pricing: The Changing Landscape. Mr. Gaur is also active in a number of utility-related associations, including serving as a member of AWWA’s Rates and Charges Committee. Mr. Gaur has an MS from the University of California Santa-Cruz and an MPA from Harvard University.