Lisa Maddaus is a senior water resources engineer with an emphasis on preparing integrated water resources plans and models. Lisa has specialty expertise in conservation, drought and climate change planning. Having completed more than 200 conservation and drought planning studies, she takes an especially pragmatic approach given her four years’ experience with managing the Regional Water Authority’s (RWA) Water Efficiency Program in the Sacramento region in Northern California. At RWA, Lisa helped the 22 water provider members fulfill best management practices for water conservation, as she was responsible for the daily management of a $2.5 million dollar budget.
Lisa is also the co-author of International Water Association’s Preparing Urban Water-Efficiency Plans – A Best Practices Guide published in November 2013 (previously published with the United Nations in 2003). She is also the principal co-author of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) Manual of Water Supply Practices, M52, Water Conservation Programs - A Planning Manual. Lisa was also a contributor to the Drought Preparedness and Response Manual, AWWA Manual M60. Lisa supports the national AWWA Water Loss Control Committee and also served on the review committee for the updated AWWA Manual M36, Water Loss Control Programs. Lisa has also presented numerous papers on integrated water resource planning, water conservation, demand management and drought preparedness at the AWWA national and International Water Association conferences and for the United Nations.
Lisa is an instructor for CalWEP and also the Water Use Efficiency Practitioner exam courses for the American Water Works Association (AWWA) California-Nevada Section. She also currently serves on the Board of Directors for the California Water Efficiency Partnership and was formerly on staff as a Technical Advisor more than 10 years ago. Lisa has a B.S. and M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from University of California, Davis.