Strategic Partnerships

Who is involved in the Nevada Water Innovation Institute?

In addition to faculty from the University of Nevada, Reno, the Cities of Reno and Sparks, the Truckee Meadows Water Authority, the Western Regional Water Commission and the Nevada Department of Transportation are collaborating in the NWII.

Board of Advisors


Truckee Meadows Water Authority logo


Mark Foree, General Manager
John Enloe, Director of Natural Resources


Washoe County logo

David Solaro, Assistant County Manager
Dwayne Smith, Division Director – Engineering and Capital Projects Division


Western Regional Water Commission, Northern Nevada Water Planning Commission logo

James Smitherman, Water Resources Program Manager


City of Reno logo

John Flansberg, Director of Public Works
Kerri Lanza, Engineering Manager – Public Works


City of Sparks logo

John Martini, Director of Community Services
Andrew Hummel, Utility Manager – Community Services


Nevada Department of Transportation Logo

David Gaskin, Deputy Director – Stormwater Division
Cliff Lawson, Bureau Chief – Stormwater Division