Helen Ingram is professor Emeritus at the Department of Urban Planning and Public Policy, University of California, Irvine. She is also Research Fellow at the Southwest Center at the University of Arizona. She lives in Tucson. Her work spans water politics and policy and public policy theory. She is best known for her work with Anne Schneider on social construction and policy design. She is also an authority on water and her interests span water allocation, and water equity.