Amy Talbot

CalWEP Director; Water Efficiency Program Manager, Regional Water Authority (CA)

Term Expires: December 31, 2024
Ex-Officio Director/California Water Efficiency Partnership Director
Chair: Board Development Committee

Amy Talbot received a Bachelors Degree in Urban Studies, Department of Geography and the Environment from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master’s Degree in Geography (Drought Management) from the University of California, Davis. Ms. Talbot worked for the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) for 7 years where she focused on water and energy savings potential from water-use conservation best management practices. Her work was incorporated into Water 2050: Northeastern Illinois Regional Water Supply/Demand Plan, the result of an 11-county regional water supply planning process. Amy also served as the Committee Chair for the Illinois Section American Water Works Association’s Water Efficiency Committee from 2010-2012.

In November 2012, Ms. Talbot joined the Regional Water Authority (RWA), a coalition of more than 20 water purveyors and associated agencies in the greater Sacramento Region.  RWA’s mission is to serve, represent and align the interests of regional water providers and stakeholders for the purpose of improving water supply reliability, availability, quality, and affordability. At RWA, Amy is the manager of the Regional Water Efficiency Program’s award winning public outreach campaign and school education program. She also oversees several grants that collectively provide $4.5 million to increase water use efficiency in the region.