EPA brings on water expert, Hill aide

EPA is bolstering the agency's water program as it helps distribute billions of dollars under the infrastructure law.

Emily Warren will be a senior adviser to EPA's Office of Water. She starts at the agency on Monday and will serve on a one-year Intergovernmental Personnel Act assignment.

Warren comes to the agency from the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation, where she was director of land conservation and water programs. She joined the foundation in 2019 and managed grants funding its sustainability efforts.

Katherine Lorenz, the foundation's president, said they were "delighted" that Warren would be joining EPA.

"Her deep knowledge will inform EPA decisionmakers as she acquires a greater perspective on water policy and federal-state relations, ultimately benefiting her work at the foundation," Lorenz said in a statement.

At the agency, Warren is expected to provide guidance and help partner up the philanthropic, private sector, and technical assistance sectors as EPA administers more than $50 billion to rebuild water systems under the infrastructure law, according to the foundation.

Prior to joining the foundation, Warren held top positions at the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. She also has been part of the management team for United for Iran, working to advance civil liberties and human rights in the Middle Eastern country, and helped run a United Nations development program that sought to reduce health care waste.

Warren has a doctoral degree in geography from Texas State University; master degrees in environmental science and public affairs from Indiana University’s O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs; and a dual bachelor of science degree from the University of Illinois.


To read CGMF's statement about Emily's assignment, click here:

Dr. Emily R. Warren named senior advisor to U.S. EPA

For more information, contact Brett Holmes at brett@brettholmes.com.


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