Pat Mulroy started out as an individual studying German Literature and ended up as the General Manager of Southern Nevada Water Authority. Pat describes her background as helpful, allowing her to look at the issue of water in a different way.
“Not from a legal perspective, tying to protect laws. Not from an engineering perspective, with the belief that you can build your way out of any problem. Not even from a scientific perspective, where the answer to everything lies in science. Yes many of the solutions are embedded in mosaic pieces that come from those various disciplines.”
But, Pat explains, we have made the solutions much too difficult. At the end of the day it’s about our attitude, and how we talk about water.
Pat Mulroy served as general manager of the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) from 1993 until retiring in February 2014. She also served as the general manager of the Las Vegas Valley Water District from 1989 until her retirement. Mulroy was a principal architect of the Authority, which allowed Southern Nevada to not only weather the stresses of growth, but also one of the worst droughts to befall the Colorado River.
Pat’s talk will draw from her experience in the Water Authority, as well as her bountiful community involvement.
If you would like to hear Pat speak in person, don’t miss IF Water 2014. The 3rd Annual IF Water Conference will be held on Tuesday, September 30th in conjunction with IdeaFestival® at the Kentucky International Convention Center.