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Anjali Bean

Healthy Rivers Senior Policy Analyst


Healthy Rivers

Office Location

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Area of Focus:

Anjali develops and advocates for policy and other programmatic changes that will protect and improve New Mexico’s rivers. Her work aims to revitalize and protect rivers and streams in New Mexico to support ecosystems, local communities, and recreation, through improvements to water governance and river protection.


Anjali joined WRA in 2022. Prior to WRA Anjali held a series of positions within Santa Fe County concluding with serving as Water Resources Manager for the County Water Utility. Her work there included long-range water resources and conjunctive use planning, tribal water rights settlement implementation, water rights permitting and reporting, and community-based river management planning. Anjali was born and raised in Albuquerque New Mexico, and returned to New Mexico in 2016 after spending a decade in Washington D.C. working on policy and advocacy issues related to urbanization, housing and access to water in the developing world.


Masters of Water Resources from the University of New Mexico. Bachelors in Environmental Studies from American University.

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