Commissioner | U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation
Camille Calimlim Touton is commissioner of the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation. In this role, Touton helps manage the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s $8.3 billion investments in drought and water resiliency, including funding for water efficiency and recycling programs, rural water projects, WaterSMART grants and dam safety to ensure that irrigators, Tribes, and adjoining communities receive adequate assistance and support.
Reclamation is a contemporary water management agency and the largest wholesale provider of water in the U.S. It brings water to more than 31 million people and provides one out of five western farmers with irrigation water for farmland that produces much of the nation’s produce. Reclamation is also the second largest producer of hydroelectric power in the U.S., with 53 hydroelectric powerplants that have produced an average of 40 million MWh annually over the past decade.