Clean Water America Alliance Welcomes Grumbles

The Clean Water America Alliance welcomed Ben Grumbles, a dynamic water policy professional, as its new President in December. A passionate civil servant, Grumbles served as Director of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality and is the longest serving Assistant Administrator for Water at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

While serving as the Director of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, Grumbles focused on three priority areas: conservation and reuse of water (e.g. wastewater recycling), clean energy and climate change (e.g. solar power, vehicle emissions, uranium mining), and collaboration (e.g. the Colorado River, the Mexican Border, e-waste recycling). While serving as the Assistant Administrator for Water at EPA, he led its National Water Program from January 2004 to January 2009. He also served as associate administrator for EPA?s Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations in 2004, working with mayors, governors, and state and federal legislators.

Prior to EPA, Grumbles worked as a Senior Counsel for the Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and Environmental Counsel and Deputy Chief of Staff for the Science Committee. He also taught for 10 years at the Environmental Law Program of George Washington University Law School from 1994 to 2004. Grumbles has a BA degree in English from Wake Forest University in North Carolina, a JD degree from Emory Law School in Georgia, and an LLM (master?s) degree in environmental law from George Washington Law School in Washington, D.C.
Grumbles has served on the Clean Water America Alliance Board of Directors since April 2009 and has chaired the organization?s successful national dialogue series, which concluded this past September. He succeeds Ken Kirk, who successfully shepherded the Clean Water America Alliance for its first three years before stepping down this December. Kirk leaves the Alliance to continue his role as the Executive Director of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA).

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Clean Water America Alliance Welcomes Grumbles

The Clean Water America Alliance welcomed Ben Grumbles, a dynamic water policy professional, as its new President in December. A passionate civil servant, Grumbles served as Director of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality and is the longest serving Assistant Administrator for Water at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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While serving as the Director of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, Grumbles focused on three priority areas: conservation and reuse of water (e.g. wastewater recycling), clean energy and climate change (e.g. solar power, vehicle emissions, uranium mining), and collaboration (e.g. the Colorado River, the Mexican Border, e-waste recycling). While serving as the Assistant Administrator for Water at EPA, he led its National Water Program from January 2004 to January 2009. He also served as associate administrator for EPA’s Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations in 2004, working with mayors, governors, and state and federal legislators.

Prior to EPA, Grumbles worked as a Senior Counsel for the Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and Environmental Counsel and Deputy Chief of Staff for the Science Committee. He also taught for 10 years at the Environmental Law Program of George Washington University Law School from 1994 to 2004. Grumbles has a BA degree in English from Wake Forest University in North Carolina, a JD degree from Emory Law School in Georgia, and an LLM (Masters) degree in environmental law from George Washington Law School in Washington, D.C.

Grumbles has served on the Clean Water America Alliance Board of Directors since April 2009 and has chaired the organization?s successful national dialogue series, which concluded this past September. He succeeds Ken Kirk, who successfully shepherded the Clean Water America Alliance for its first three years before stepping down this December. Kirk leaves the Alliance to continue his role as the Executive Director of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA). ?New leadership is critical at this time to move the Alliance forward,? Kirk said. ?I believe strongly in the Alliance?s objectives and hope to continue my participation in the Alliance in other capacities going forward.?

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