Erica Brown

Chief Strategy and Sustainability Officer, Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA)
Past Speaker: AWS 2018


Erica Brown is Chief Strategy and Sustainability Officer for the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) in Washington, D.C., an organization of the largest publicly owned drinking water utilities in the U.S. At AMWA Erica develops strategies to support and promote policies and innovations that enable these agencies to enhance their resilience while building a strong and sustainable organization in the midst of environmental, regulatory and community changes.

Erica works with federal agencies and other organizations toward actionable science and information to support water utility decision-making in sustainability actions, financing and climate resilience. Her professional expertise and experience is in environmental policy, environmental regulation, homeland security, sustainability and climate change.

Erica received her B.S. in Civil Engineering and M.T. in Secondary Science Teaching from the University of Virginia. In previous positions she has supported EPA’s drinking water rule development, taught high school earth science, served as a subject matter expert for the evaluation of facility anti-terror systems and technologies for the Department of Homeland Security and facilitated agile software development processes.