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Water Protection Advisory Board

Water Protection Advisory Board

The Water Protection Advisory Board (WPAB) is a committee established through joint ordinance of the City of Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, and the Water Utility Authority.


The WPAB has four main objectives:

  1. Advise on matters pertaining to ground and surface water protection
  2. Oversee the Water Quality Protection Policy and Action Plan
  3. Advocate for the protection of ground and surface water quality through consistent policy making
  4. Promote ideas, strategies and policies that are effective in protecting surface and ground water quality


There are nine members that comprise the WPAB:

Board Member  Role  Appointed by  Term
Kerry J. Howe, Ph.D., P.E. Chair Joint City-County 1/2017-1/2020
Russel D. Pederson, P.E. Vice Chair City of Albuquerque 12/2015 - 12/2018
Suzanne Busch, P.E.   City of Albuquerque 8/2016 – 8/2019
Jennifer Thacher, Ph.D.   ABCWUA 9/2015 - 9/2018
Steve Glass   Bernalillo County 8/2015 – 8/2018
Julia Maccini, Esq.   Bernalillo County 5/2017-5/2020
Caroline Scruggs, Ph.D., P.E.   Bernalillo County 10/2015 – 10/2018
Roland Pentilla, P.E.   City of Albuquerque 8/2016 – 8/2019
Mathew Eastman   ABCWUA 3/2016-3/2019
Legislative Authority





WPAB Meeting Schedule