Water Resources Manager, City of Flagstaff
Erin Young serves as the Water Resources Manager for the City of Flagstaff, a community of about 75,000 people in northern Arizona that could double in population once the community is built out. Water Resources is one of eight sections under the Water Services Division that are collectively responsible for “all things water.” Ms. Young conducts project work that includes water demand tracking and forecasting, long-term water source and watershed monitoring, well drilling, master planning around climate uncertainty and advances in regulations, technology, and public perceptions, customer data informatics, and policy development. She supervises the water conservation program and assists with water security and water rights issues that affect Flagstaff as a rural city in one of two unsettled stream adjudication areas in Arizona.
Before joining the City of Flagstaff in 2013, Ms. Young spent ten years in the consulting industry. In this capacity, she provided field, project, and groundwater modeling support for a decade of groundwater development and recharge projects in the greater Phoenix area, rural areas of north and western Arizona, and central Nevada. She assisted on projects with a small work team that saw each project through from concept to reality.
Ms. Young is the Treasurer for the Arizona Section of WateReuse, a board member of the Arizona Hydrological Society Foundation, and the Flagstaff Chapter President of the Arizona Hydrological Society. Erin holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology from Arizona State University (2000), a Master of Science in Geology from Northern Arizona University (2006), and is a registered geologist in Arizona (AZ Reg. No. 49661).