Spotlight on: Mary Ann Dickinson, President and CEO, Alliance for Water Efficiency
Mary Ann Dickinson is celebrating 10 years at the Alliance for Water Efficiency, where she is President and CEO. This non-profit organization is dedicated to promoting the efficient and sustainable use of water in the US and Canada, and is a global "go-to" resource because of its prolific publication of research, education and numerous water efficiency tools, listed here.
Headquartered in Chicago, the Alliance works with nearly 400 water utilities, water conservation professionals in business and industry, planners, regulators, and consumers. In 2014 the Alliance won the U.S. Water Prize in the non-profit category for its work.
Prior to joining the Alliance in July of 2007, Mary Ann was Executive Director of the California Urban Water Conservation Council, a non-profit organization composed of urban water supply agencies, environmental groups, and other entities managing statewide water conservation in California and implementing the nation’s first set of Best Management Practices.
Mary Ann has over 40 years of experience, having worked at the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority, and the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection. A graduate of the University of Connecticut with a degree in environmental planning, Mary Ann has authored numerous publications on water conservation, land use planning, and natural resources management, and has co-produced two films which have aired on public television and community cable stations.