Peter Mayer is a professional engineer and urban water expert in the areas of water use, water efficiency, demand management, and water resource planning. For more than 25 years, Peter’s work has focused on urban water management, researching water use patterns, assessing the impact of water rate structures, evaluating water efficiency measures and programs, forecasting future demand with and without conservation, preparing water demand management plans and conducting water supply scenario analysis.
Peter was the lead author for the Water Research Foundation (WRF) “Residential End Uses of Water” studies published in 1999 and 2016 and a key contributor to the companion “Commercial and Institutional End Uses of Water” study. In 2013, Peter founded WaterDM – Water Demand Management. WaterDM’s clients include: the California Department of Water Resources, the Marina Coast Water District, the City of Tucson, Colorado Water Conservation Board, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, the City of Austin, AWE, Rachio, Flume, WRF, and Northern Water; and throughout his career Peter has worked with more than 100 water providers across the United States, Canada, and Australia.
Peter earned his Master’s Degree in water resources engineering from the University of Colorado in Boulder in 1995 and holds a bachelors degree from Oberlin College. He lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife Amanda and two sons - Zachary and Miles. His hobbies include playing electric and acoustic guitar, skiing, hiking, movies, and reading.