October 15, 2021

WestWater Research Welcomes New Team Members in Idaho

WestWater Research is pleased to announce two additions to its team at its Boise, Idaho headquarters.

GIS Specialist Jake Whealen joins WestWater from Davis, California where he worked in water quality consulting while he completed his academic studies. Jake provides GIS analysis, cartography, and other spatial analyses for WestWater. Jake also helps to manage, maintain and develop WestWater’s various database systems.

Jake has refined his GIS skills through academic and professional work experiences. In the past, he has used geospatial tools to map watershed boundaries, analyze pesticide application and land-use trends, and create cartographic works using various datasets.

Jake holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in environmental policy from UC Davis, where he focused his studies in water resources management. Jake partnered with the California Department of Food and Agriculture to conduct a geospatial and economic analysis of pesticide application in Kern County, California for his graduate research. He also worked with the California State Water Resources Control Board to analyze and better communicate stakeholder opinions surrounding California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA).

Jake Whealen

Tel: (208) 433-0255



  • Data Management
  • Geospatial Analysis and Cartograph
  • Water Policy and Management




Greg Kreller is the Director of Marketing at WestWater Research. Greg oversees WestWater’s communication strategy, marketing and event planning while building industry awareness and brand recognition.

He joins WestWater after spending five years in marketing in the dairy industry, representing dairy farmers, processors and supply chain partners in Idaho and Utah.

Greg’s prior experience includes more than 13 years as an award-winning journalist in Idaho and New Mexico. He brings experience in digital storytelling, video creation, podcast, website and social media management. As a multimedia editor, his unique skills breathe life into stories, helping make complex ideas more accessible and entertaining. As a photojournalist, he freelanced for ESPN The Magazine, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Rocky Mountain News, Time Magazine, The New York Times and USA Today.

Greg received his Bachelor of Arts in Photocommunications from Texas Tech University.


Tel: (208) 538-0682



  • Multimedia Content Development
  • Digital Asset Management
  • Agriculture Communications
  • Social Media Management



About WestWater Research

WestWater Research is the leading economic consulting firm providing valuation, market analysis, planning, and transaction advisory services to the water resources sector.  We offer a national reach with five regional offices that connect strong relationships across the water resource and financial industries.

WestWater is the exclusive data provider for the Nasdaq-Veles California Water Index (NQH2O), which tracks the spot price for California water entitlements. The Index, the first of its kind, benchmarks the price of water in a way that supports price discovery and allows for the creation of a tradable financial instrument to manage financial exposure associated with water supply risk.