Linda Stitzer

Linda Stitzer

Arizona Senior Water Policy Advisor

Program/Department: Healthy Rivers & Lakes

Office Location: Arizona

Area of Focus:

Linda leads Western Resource Advocates’ Arizona efforts that aim to sustainably meet human water needs while also protecting healthy aquatic ecosystems. She works with local and regional water providers, governments, and policymakers to advance water planning, conservation, and efficiency programs across Arizona and to improve protection of Arizona rivers. Her current work is focused in the Verde and San Pedro River watersheds where she is assisting local conservation efforts like the Cochise Water Project, promoting our Domestic Well Study findings to initiate conservation programs to thousands of domestic well users often located near rivers, and supporting adoption of water conservation codes. She also participates in regional water resource planning efforts to incorporate sound water management including in two communities on the Verde River: Clarkdale where she supports development of a water management plan; and Camp Verde where our Water Demand and Conservation Assessment report is being used as a planning and information resource for the Town.


Linda joined Western Resource Advocates in 2011. Previously, she worked for the Arizona Department of Water Resources for 25 years in regional and statewide planning positions. She is Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Cochise Water Project and serves on the Arizona State Parks Natural Areas Program Advisory Committee.


M.S. in Soil and Water Science from the University of Arizona and a B.S. in Biology/Environmental Science from Northern Arizona University

Favorite thing about the West:

The uncrowded and incredibly diverse and beautiful landscapes literally outside my door and the 100 mile views.

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