Katie Henderson is a Senior Program Manager at the US Water Alliance, a national nonprofit organization advancing policies and programs that build a sustainable water future for all. She manages the Value of Water Campaign, which educates and inspires the nation about how water is essential, invaluable, and in need of investment. In 2012, Katie completed her Master of Science from Utah State University. Her graduate research focused on the federal and local response to a fatal landslide that resulted from the failure of a 150-year-old irrigation canal. This research gave her a deep dive into the ways in which water infrastructure is often taken for granted, at great risk to communities and lives.
Prior to joining the Alliance, Katie was a Research Manager at the Water Research Foundation where she managed a large portfolio of research on integrated water management, workforce, and communication. Katie is a strong voice for effective communication about water’s value, and has written blogs, essays, and journal articles exploring how to inspire behavior changes that will lead to better management of, and investment in, our water systems. When she’s not thinking or talking about water, you might find Katie drawing, biking, fiddling, or baking.