Ben Grumbles


Ben Grumbles is President of the Clean Water America Alliance, a not-for-profit educational organization based in Washington, DC, that is committed to uniting people and policies for water sustainability throughout the country. He has a long career in water and environmental policy, serving the public and teaching law students and environmental professionals, over the last 25 years. Most recently, he led Arizona's Department of Environmental Quality working on air quality and climate change, energy policy and waste management, water efficiency, and wastewater recycling. Regional priorities included protecting the Grand Canyon, Colorado River, and Arizona-Mexico border environment. Mr. Grumbles served as Assistant Administrator for Water at US EPA from 2003 through 2008 where he was known for using collaboration, innovation, and technology to improve environmental performance and reduce costs. He launched EPA's water efficiency labeling program, WaterSense, and initiatives on green infrastructure, water and climate change, and pharmaceuticals. He carried out and defended the nation's clean water, drinking water, ocean and coastal, and wetlands laws and worked on great waterbody collaborations from coast to coast.