Deputy Director of Water Planning
Program/Department: Healthy Rivers & Lakes
Office Location: Colorado
Area of Focus:
Charlotte brings tremendous experience in strategic planning and leading high performing teams to our Healthy Rivers Program. In this context, she oversees the acceleration of the Western Resource Advocates’ Urban Water Conservation, Efficiency, and Management work throughout the western region. Charlotte also advises and advocates for the development of water conservation and efficiency programs, policies, and recommendations to help build sustainable and resilient urban environments, while supporting healthy ecosystems and a strong economy.
Charlotte joined Western Resource Advocates in 2018. After moving to Colorado in 2011, she led the Aquatic Sciences Program, was Science Director and Deputy Observatory Director for operations at the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON), and an independent research consultant. Prior to that, she worked as an assistant professor and research scientist working in Northern regions and in the Great Lakes, addressing the impacts of climate and land use change on natural and urban water quality, resources, and conservation management in the US, Sweden, and in Canada. She currently continues to serve as Vice President of the Board of Directors of her local water and sanitation district, is an active member of the City of Boulders’ PLAY Foundation, and is deeply engaged in community service.
Charlotte holds a Ph.D. in Biogeochemistry and Hydrology from McGill University, Canada, and a B.SC. (Hons) from the University of London, UK.
Favorite thing about the West:
Spectacular sunrises and sunsets, ramping up her time ski touring and hiking.