Laura Belanger

Laura Belanger

Water Resources & Environmental Engineer
  (720) 763-3718

Program/Department: Healthy Rivers & Lakes, Western Lands, Vibrant Communities

Office Location: Colorado

Area of Focus

Laura is a licensed professional engineer in Colorado and brings her extensive professional experience to bear on a wide range of issues for Western Resource Advocates. She is involved in water supply planning and develops alternative supply solutions that meet municipal, agricultural and other needs while protecting healthy stream flows.  She has a special interest in increasing opportunities for municipal reuse to help optimize our water supplies.  Laura also completes hydrologic analyses used to help secure and protect flows necessary for fish and stream and riparian habitat.  Laura works closely and collaboratively with partner organizations, water providers, and state and federal agencies.


Laura joined Western Resource Advocates in 2011. Prior to Western Resource Advocates, she worked as a consultant, including for the Platte River Recovery Implementation Program where she advanced water projects to provide flows to create and maintain habitat for threatened and endangered species. She also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala.


M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado and a B.A. in Social Thought and Political Economy from the University of Massachusetts.

Favorite thing about the West

All the amazing outdoor activities provided by our mountains and flowing streams

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