Amy Talbot attended The University of Texas at Austin and received a Bachelors Degree in Urban Studies from the Department of Geography and the Environment. Ms. Talbot worked for the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) for 7 years where she focused on water and energy savings potential from water-use conservation best management practices. Her work was incorporated into Water 2050: Northeastern Illinois Regional Water Supply/Demand Plan, the result of an 11-county regional water supply planning process. Amy also served as the Committee Chair for the Illinois Section American Water Works Association’s Water Efficiency Committee from 2010-2012.
In November 2012, Ms. Talbot joined the Regional Water Authority (RWA), a coalition of more than 20 water purveyors and associated agencies in the greater Sacramento Region. RWA’s mission is to represent regional water supply interests and to assist members in protecting and enhancing the reliability, availability, affordability, and quality of water resources. At RWA, Amy is the manager of the Regional Water Efficiency Program’s award winning public outreach campaign and school education program. She also oversees several grants that collectively provide $1 million to increase water use efficiency in the region.