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Scott Bugental

Scott Bugental

Assistant Director, Future H2O Initiative, Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development

Future H2O Initiative
Arizona State University
PO Box 877205
Tempe, AZ 85287-7205


  • Assistant Director, Future H2O Initiative, Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development


Scott Williams Bugental is currently Assistant Director of the Future H2O Initiative and recently led the proposal services team at the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability. He joined the team in 2011, serving as Research Advancement Administrator and Project Manager Research before becomeing Research Advancement Manager. Prior to joining Arizona State University, Scott was a Research Analyst at the University of California-Santa Cruz, where he worked in the Social Sciences Division on the post-award management of research grants.

Scott has a background in nonprofit administration, having served as Associate Director of the Seniors Council of Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties, overseeing the delivery of programs under the Older Americans Act, and as Transportation Division Director of Community Bridges in Santa Cruz, where he managed a paratransit program that provided 200,000 rides annually.

Scott has also been a community organizer, working on a variety of environmental and social justice issues while living in Santa Cruz. He served on several of boards and commissions, including the Lompico Water District Board of Directors, the Santa Cruz City Water Commission, and the Santa Cruz County Elderly and Disabled Transportation Advisory Commission.


  • BA, Politics, University of California-Santa Cruz
  • Certified Associate, Project Management



Aggarwal, R. M., M. Budruk, S. Bugental, I. Drower and B. Klimek. 2015. Cross cultural exchanges towards global change: Engaging youth with food and water challenges. Presentation at the Balance-Unbalance 2015 International Conference: Water, Climate, Place – Reimagining Environments, March 25-29, 2015, Tempe, AZ.