Carole Baker Wins AWE Water Star Award

2017-10-09

AWE-CB_2823smThe AWE Water Star Award recognizes individual excellence in water efficiency and celebrates the “unsung hero” who makes a huge difference by their quiet dedication, passion, and progressive approaches that move water conservation forward. The 2017 Water Star Award was given to Carole Baker, President & CEO of the Texas Water Foundation.

After beginning her water career at the Houston Subsidence District in 1990, Carole quickly became a leader in the emerging Texas water conservation movement, providing counsel to state legislators and committee chairs. Thanks to her guidance, Texas became the first state to adopt WaterSense® plumbing standards statewide, and allocated $400 million for conservation and recycling in the Texas water bond—still the largest of any U.S. state. 

When the Alliance for Water Efficiency was formed in 2007, Carole was integral in securing start-up funding, raising nearly $600,000 herself. She served as the first Board Chair for the Alliance and held the position until 2015. Now, Carole directs the Texas Water Foundation and continues to mentor water professionals throughout Texas.

As we celebrate our 10th anniversary, we are excited to honor the impact Carole has made not only for the Alliance for Water Efficiency, but throughout the field of water conservation.