Senior Fellow for Climate Adaptation | UNLV’s Brookings Mountain West
Pat Mulroy is a former senior fellow at the Metropolitan Policy Program. In addition, she serves as the senior fellow for climate adaptation and environmental policy at UNLV’s Brookings Mountain West. Mulroy has accumulated decades of experience in water resource management. She previously served as the general manager for the Southern Nevada Water Authority. Mulroy also serves as the program lead for water resources and technology at the Desert Research Institute. She is a founding chair of the Western Urban Water Coalition, and she was a founding member of the Water Utility Climate Alliance. She served on the Board of Directors for the National Water Resources Association and with the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies first as Treasurer (2009-2011) and then as President (2011-2013).
At Brookings, Mulroy collaborates with Brookings scholars in Washington DC and the overseas centers in Doha, New Delhi and Beijing to improve water policy. In Doha, she is working to provide policy analysis to help improve Middle East water management. Through these efforts, she is working to deliver a global impact by modernizing water policy where it is most critically needed.