Benjamin H. Grumbles is president of the Clean Water America Alliance, a not-for-profit educational organization based in Washington, D.C., 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.
Grumbles served as assistant administrator for water at the U.S. EPA from 2003 to 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.
Grumbles serves on the board of River of Words and sits on the nominating committee of the Stockholm World Water Prize founded by the Stockholm Water Foundation.